Why do those keenest on the EU think the other members are so nasty and will want to damage us as they inflict self harm?
And why do they think all the laws of the Treaty we are renouncing legally still apply to us, yet the rules do not apply to those staying in.
The other member states are bound by Article 8 of Lisbon requiring them to have good relations with us. They are bound by WTO rules against many tariffs and barriers. They will find it very difficult to agree a damage package, as many of them do not want to do that or fear retaliation.
I am much more positive about our former EU partners than the pro EU lobby. I have talked to various senior business and government people on the continent before and after the vote and found them keen to build, not undermine our trade.