@ Jason Bloomberg
"His statements do fit with leavers' views that this was some sort of war which they have won and a belief that we now get to set the rules everyone will play by."
Brexit is part of a struggle for freedom against the globalists who favour ever greater centralisation of power (in their hands). The EU is in constant consultation with corporate lobbyists, while the only people answerable to the electorate (MEPs) have no power to propose or repeal laws.
Please cite a reference for your claim that "leave" believes it can "set the rules everyone will play by".
An independent nation decides for itself - if the deal on offer is not good enough for us then we don't accept it. This is something we can't do in the EU.
Look at China - it has just ignored the Hague's verdict on it's sovereignty over the south China sea.
"Leavers seem to be expecting Merkel and friends to admit they were wrong, Brits are right, the EU project was all a huge mistake, they are ever so sorry about that, and will now do everything Britain asks."
Do you cite any evidence for this? Why would Brits blame Merkel rather than the EU?
Why would "leavers" think "Brits are right" when it was our own politicians that signed us up to the EU?
The EU isn't a mistake - it's a deliberate deceptive project to create a superstate and disempower the electorate.
The EU already made it clear pre-Brexit that it was no longer open to concessions with Britain, so all those saying we could "change it from within" were wrong - we've had decades to do that and little has changed.
"The Empire may have gone but our arrogance and supremacism never left us."
Speak for yourself - the reality is the opposite of your view: "independence" means rightfully taking power back. The EU now behaves like an empire - ruling over it's subordinate nations and robbing them of their former sovereignty.