Why do some here seem to want the UK to suffer and/or be harmed? Posters seem to gloat at the idea the UK struggle, in my opinion.
The reality is that the UK will be fine. Just like the EU. Different but not much so.
I wish the UK much success in the coming years. And no less so the EU.
I don't know if many people in the EU want to harm the UK?
I think Brexit in itself is already harmful enough (about 0.5% less annual GDP growth for the rest of the decade by the UK Governments own assessment) not to add insult to the self-inflicted injury, especially since the UK is heavily interwoven with the EU's economy.
What is a fact is that many in the EU have taken great offence at the grotesque insults coming from officials in the UK, notably duing the negotiating process.
At no point in time -and especially not after the referendum-has the EU in any way behaved in a way to justify this kind of wartime-like behaviour.
The EU has said from the start it regrets yet respects the decision of the UK and wanted to negotiate an orderly departure, while defending its own interests.
What has happened is that the UK descended into an almost tribal infight at home between remain and leave over what Brexit should actually mean, a bemused political drama to which the rest of the world was merely a bewildered observer, with Brexiteers taking to the stage doubling down on their pre-referendum claims and insults of the EU which they forgot had now become a soon-to-be foreign partner of their country and should thus be treated with the usual diplomatic respect granted to other nations and international institutions too. The EU and the UK were not at war, and have no intention of doing so I should hope, after all?
No politician talks about a foreign leader (not even one of a different political leaning than his own) in the same way as he can talk about domestic opposition: it's just not done and it stirs controvery as it is rightfully seen as a needless diplomatic insult to a foreign nation. You do not insult foreign nations, especially not those you are in the process of negotiating with! In the Brexit debate that red line was repeatedly crossed by Brexiteers, who clearly had problems adapting to the new reality that in future, they'll have to take a much more neutral and even outright positive attititude to the EU, believe it or not.