I’m don’t see where you addressed the main point: if being in the EU had so benefited Britain, why did a majority of the British vote to Leave? You’ve gone through a whole history without mentioning the Great Recession of 2007 or all the problems with the Euro or the aggrieved farmers, fishermen, small manufacturers, tradespeople, and others with specific complaints. What about sovereignty and democratic accountability? When UK leaders fail the people, they can be voted out, but the EU bureaucracy can’t be removed. It is too costly, too imperious, too distant and the British have little influence over it. When the UK voted to join the EU, it thought it was joining a trade pact, not giving up control on who could immigrate into the country. I’m sure life out of the EU will be bumpy, at least for a while, but staying in wasn’t a bed of roses either.