The result was a collapse in support for Angela Merkel, and the rise of AfD and FDP in Germany. Let's not forget Marine Le Pen in France, Beppe Grillo in Italy, and the far right in Austria.
For the sake of political correctness, the EU is bound and determined to punish the UK for Brexit even though new studies suggest that a Hard Brexit Will hurt the EU More Than Britain.
The European Union will lose more than twice as many jobs as Britain after a hard Brexit, research by one of the world's leading universities found as tough UK-EU divorce talks begin in Brussels.
Hard Brexit describes what will happen if the UK and EU fail to reach a divorce deal by 29 March 2019. Britain would revert to WTO tariffs on imports and exports to and from the EU rather than the zero tariffs afforded by membership of the bloc.