Re: Why not?
Sorry, you're writing the same generalisations that you complain about.
Sky and UK based broadcasters, UK owned papers provide a high proportion of our media
The reasons for leave have been poorly communicated. Tabloids spout tabloid headline nonsense, and the other side echo the worst of it in an attempt to ridicule the whole of the opposition viewpoint.
Not unique to the UK, happens here. Only a handful of loudmouths claim to believe all claims by either side, but they get attention.
And in the USA it's on a whole different scale of divide and conquer.
There are some suggestions that the UK can reach more favourable trade deals with the rest of the world, than the EU did. The alternative possibility is that trading partners like China and India might press their advantage ( UK trying to negotiate trade deals with everyone simultaneously, otherwise struggling to trade on painful WTO terms ) and give the UK worse deals.
There's complaints about over-regulation. I'd guess that we'd agree that some of that is about agricultural protectionism to avoid political fallout. Will that not be present in a non-EU Britain?
For Ireland / NI the effects of UK - Continent trade restrictions will be magnified. There will likely be increased opportunity for criminals and ex-militants to profit from border running, harming both countries.
Most of the issues raised by the media regarding inter-EU immigration have been choices by our 2 governments. E.g. allowing eastern EU workers to work here while other EU countries had a temporary delay, or non-EU to patch some industry desire. Ireland have more workers from Poland than the UK, more from Brazil than France. And they integrate pretty well.
And Ireland has seen the difference since the 80s that open EU trade makes to an economy. The main two British political parties seem complacent.
It won't be a nuclear explosion, but a gradual dropping off in living standards outside the cities.