Re: "...North Korea of Europe..."
Oh how surprising. BBC published articles on how bad Switzerland have it outside of EU. They have to implement only 200 regulations? I would say that's a very good deal. There are now more than 40,000 legal acts in the EU. And UK is currently subject to large proportion of them.
Here is something for balance: A Brexit paradise: How Iceland's 'Project Fear' backfired , Brexit: what if the UK left the EU and could be more like Norway?