The lesson the nation hasn't learned is that following a leader such as Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson is the same thing as giving up your intellect, your powers of discernment and ability to differentiate truth from wishful thinking, in ourselves or in others.
Pema Chodron, the first American female rinpoche--learned Buddhist monk--said it best: "Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know."
What we do need to do is STOP BEING SO GOD DAMNED NICE, SO FUCKING RATIONAL. Who gets the best service? The meek? Nah, the guy who bangs on the counter and demands attention NOW. It is sometimes embarrassing, I will admit, to go over the top when a reasoned approach would work. Indeed, on a personal level, it happened to me yesterday. Amazon.co.uk messed up; I reamed out the Amazon supplier; it wasn't REALLY their fault. I'm a bit embarrassed. But guess what? I did not have to pay for that which I did not receive. I suspect I can sustain a bit of embarrassment for 100 quid.
And that's what we have to do. We have to go overboard, over the top, in every possible venue, to every possible obstructionist in or out of government, to every single person who has attempted to make our lives a living hell while we shyly smile and refuse to be less than polite, less than--if you will--British.
Regarding Leave: We have let it go too far, not having stopped it before it was a fact of life (see wankers and liars, above). So now we have to get really mad, really objectionable, so that they will, for a change, fear us. We don't have to physically beat them, and should not; that's immoral in anyone's book. But we should--we MUST--make their political lives so uncomfortable that even though they are liars and wankers, they find they must give in to save some shred of their dastardly careers.
To repeat: "Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know."
But this is the real world, not a Buddhist temple, so we have to also act on what we have learned to make the bad juju go away.