Dear Me Diana, I take it you have not been watching the news this week. The PMI report gave a dire warning that the indice has dropped to to 47% the lowest since records began, the £ is at a 30 year low and Mark Carney's broadcast from the BoE was truly terrifying. The country is sliding inexorably into recession from which, if this madness does not stop, I will not see an end to in my lifetime.
All our trade deals which you glibly think we can manufacture around the world are currently EU based. Trade deals take years to set up. You can include the WTO in that. Tell me assuming the worst and the union breaks down who do you think will want to trade with a third world tin pot economy. Also what will we trade. Nissan warned yesterday that if the UK follows through with brexit it will move its plant to Europe. Ford made a similar announcement earlier in the week.
As for Hislop he is a highly intelligent respected journalist and he was telling it how it is. The opposition is very strong and getting stronger as people are realising they are losing EU funding which will ultimately mean their jobs.
Perhaps its time to remove your rose coloured glasses.