Some of the vox pop stuff yesterday was off the wall. Talk of the UK returning to the 50s was taken a compliment, people on about the empire etc. Basketcase stuff.
There was a good comment from the EU last week on the UK and immigration. The gist of it was that the UK itself adopted its economic model which is reliant on low wage migrants. Likewise cuts in welfare, health, eductaion etc.
Merkel's confirmation that there will not be parallel talks on Brexit and post-Brexit trade agreements is significant. As pragmatic as the EU will be dealing with the UK it's clear they won't and can't make this easy for them.