You've got some valid points that I cannot disagree with. My gut feeling is this. I am going to use a jigsaw analogy.I'll tell you what. Even given no notice of my transportation to the Great British Gulag, I'd still be a *lot* more prepared for the situation than the Brexiteers were for winning the referendumb.
If the past 3 years of not having a scooby what to do, and what Brexit really meant to the clamouring ones, have not shown the inability of our politicians to run a booze-up in a brothel, let alone a country embarking upon one of the riskiest ventures in modern times, then I don't know what will.
At least the SNP had a plan of some sorts when they went to the hustings, no matter how steeped in fantasy important elements of the plan were. Brexit? If they had a plan it was pure vapourware. "F*ck! What do we do now? ... Cuff it, as usual, and hope the world is kind to us. After all, we've got all kind of leverage, such as ... well, we'll think of something. I know, we'll make them laugh so hard at us that they'll give us trade deal just to stop the tears rolling down their faces. Northern Ireland? Bugger. Forget about them. Oh, never mind - it's not like it's a show stopper or anything. 5 minutes round the table and it'll be sorted before you know it".
Personally, and I do so hope I'm wrong, I think Brexit will be the biggest foul-up to happen to the nation since Percival gave the lads the war off in Singapore and booked them into a Japanese Butlins. Andreas Escobar must be watching through the Pearly Gates and laughing his socks off.
But, hey, my opinion ceased to mean anything the instant the results were in. It was so gratifying to learn that for a nation that prizes flexibility, the Brexit vote was engraved in stone in perpetuity with no chance for people to reconsider their position as the actual *facts* became known about the financial and political implications of leaving.
Besides, I've got relatives in Perth and NZ who'll put me up ...
If I had the choice of having a jigsaw with some pieces missing, and the pieces I did have didn't really enhance the picture, then I really would rather have no jigsaw at all.
Basically meaning, rather than have a half cocked, half in, half out deal, I would rather have a No Deal. A clean slate where we can re-group assess the way forward and get on with reshaping our future in the world.
So in effect building a brand new jigsaw from scratch, and one that looks good to all of us.