You should read Japan's message to Britain on Brexit. Especially if you supported Leave. It's a brutal, lengthy, detailed dissection of all the potential economic damage leaving the EU will do to the UK.
<p>Japan’s Message to the United Kingdom and the European Union
Japan shares basic values and enjoys strong partnerships with the United
Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) in various fields including
politics, the economy and security. We expect to continue cooperating and
collaborating closely for international peace, stability and prosperity.
It is in the interests of the world including Asia that an open Europe be upheld.
Japan will continue to share with the UK and the EU the responsibility to lead
the free trade system. In this regard, we will be sending a strong message by
reaching agreement in principle on the Japan-EU EPA within this year.
Uncertainty is a major concern for an economy. We hope that predictability is
secured whereby all stakeholders, not just the negotiating parties, have a clear
idea of the post-BREXIT landscape. This will be possible if the BREXIT
negotiations are conducted through an uninterrupted and transparent process,
which could include arrangements such as the establishment of a provisional
period and, if there need to be institutional changes, the granting of time for
the transition and publicising of such changes.
A considerable number of Japanese businesses operating in Europe are
concentrated in the UK. We have been informed of a variety of requests that
these businesses have in relation to BREXIT including: maintenance of trade in
goods with no burdens of customs duties and procedures; unfettered
investment; maintenance of an environment in which services and financial
transactions across Europe can be provided and carried out smoothly; access to
workforces with the necessary skills; and harmonised regulations and
standards between the UK and the EU.
The Government of Japan trusts that the UK and the EU, by heeding such
requests to the fullest extent and responding to them in a cooperative manner,
will maintain the current business environment or alleviate the impacts of any
radical changes, so as to remain an attracti