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The UK looked for its "freedom" and got it. If it turns out it can't hack it in the "free" world that is it's own problem, and the more so the longer it has left the EU. Why should the EU be deemed to owe an ex-member special treatment? A. 50 is there to provide an exit mechanism, not a free ride thereafter. If anything, it proves that maybe the EU wasn't so evil after all.
The Leavers were happy to use any argument which appeared to support their cause. So the EU was ghastly to the Greeks? In reality the EU was only enforcing Brit led neo-liberal policies. Did the UK show the slightest inclination to get out of line to help the Greeks?
That is not to say that there isn't a leftist argument for leaving the EU, and it may be much stronger for Greece than for the UK. The Brexiteers were happy to use any argument to support their cause - left, right, populist, anti-establishmentarian, libertarian, racist, bigoted, white supremacist, nativist, sentimentalist - to appeal to different sets of voters. That does not mean that a post Brexit UK will implement more left wing policy stances as those leftists who supported Brexit are about to find out.
If Brexit proves anything, it proves it is possible to leave the EU if you really want. Want happens afterwards is your own affair. As it should be, and as you asked for it to be. The moral is: be careful what you ask for , because you might very well get it.
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