EU has flaws. but so do everything. every nation every person. every company.
No difference it just easier to see the problem as someone elses when you are in a group.
But as you say even in 30 years when the UK begins to recover a bit again. it will never become as strong as it could being a part of EU.
the best way to pain it is just to take the US. its a bunch of states. some better than others. but to cut them down so each state is on its own would hurt all. and make it harder for every company and all the people even those well to do. everything becomes harder instead of more easy. and they will never be able to grow at the same rate as they can togehter.
And its sad they bought the lies. something we sadly see all over the world. its human nature. and for all of our brain power we keep doing it. it runs in around a 100 years. and have done so for 1000 of years. a generation or just about.
its just worse now because the world is so close. and there are so many. so more sheep to follow the words of those who use fear to gain power.
We have Brexit, the US, Poland, Russia, China, all doing it. its the same thing. but we also see it in France, Denmark, Germany it happens everywhere sadly.
The issue is human nature, and even though we have the fix, even though we know where things will lead us we do them over and over. we never make the change we need.
UK and its people will feel this big time. and they have been lied to big time. they will lose jobs. security and healthcare. they will get hit hard. it will even cost lifes when the numbers will be added togehter. many.
The fishing people say they wanted it. even though most of what they make money on is EU rates not UK. same with farming, and so on and so on. the loss of jobs will be felt big time.
And even if they get new deals to bassicly make it as close to as if they where EU when they see they need that, it will cost more now they are not EU. and the damage will have been made..
As said. Brexit is the biggest terror act against UK ever..
By far. in money, damage, lifes.. everything.. It will change UK for ever and its people. and when they get out on the other side they will look back and ask how it could happen.