I understand your opinion Chris and as you correctly surmise, no-one can be certain at this moment in time. If we were certain, we could not give opinions, just facts. However and having had the benefit of a good education and having lived for a while, I can give my answer to the question, which is that Brexit will be a political, financial and social disaster for Britain. This is what I mean, when I write that Barbara asked us for an opinion. Finally, I do not believe that we should “be patient” I believe that, like the voters in Richmond, we should make our voices heard above all of the rubbish and downright lies spouted by our (supposed) leaders. The louder the voices of those that hate and fear what is going on, the more that we have a chance of getting a “soft” Brexit and, in an ideal but unlikely world, a new referendum. Today and now that people know about the lies that they were told, most enlightened people believe that there is no doubt whatsoever that a new referendum would mean a large majority for “Remain”, I believe this too.
Now that is an opinion, which is, in my humble opinion better than a conjecture.
I mean to cause no offence and I wish you the very best.