That's all ignoring the even absoluter certainty that the whole EU political and economic structure is going to have to change, and who knows how a softer Brit exit might be fitted into whatever emerges. Alot of the actual thinking+decisions in Europe currently will probably only emerge into mainstream media in a few years time. I think alot of what we hear is not much more than hear-say (or heresy? ) and bluster, propaganda, tactical manoevering. There's alot of truth within that but it's like a coded language.
Alot of what is fed to us as drama, crisis, intransigence, and seemingly at times complete nonsense covers up a much more choreographed series of actions. Which don't always work out. But there's always a whole different game going on beyond what we hear