There are lessons in the UK’s exit from the European Union which finally came to pass following the referendum and many changes are afoot at the top to move forward with planning and extracting the UK from the EU in some shape or form.
Some prefer a very close link with the EU, similar to that of Norway and others would simply like to be treated just like the USA, Australia and other nations where trade is concerned.
Those looking at the UK from the outside should not underestimate the UK’s resolve and will to move quickly when it serves its purpose. (Remember the Falklands.)
One of the biggest drivers for the way the UK voted was the free movement of labour from any EU Country which has swamped the UK. Being a small island, the UK has its own problems with housing, school places and health care; but the sudden influx of so many eligible migrants simply crushed the systems and almost brought things to a halt, financially and physically with the inability to build the infrastructure quickly enough to cope with the influx.