Given the eagerness of Tory Brexit hounds, our international reputation has taken a hit it won’t recover from easily, if ever. Who in their right minds would invest in Britain now? Who would accept British deals or support, given how untrustworthy the British government is?
Even with a free trade agreement, or remaining in the customs union without having a say in Europe, would be costly. But that’s of no import to Tory Brexiteers. After all, what is really important is that Britain should be giving Europe the finger rather than a hand to grasp.