With patience and a degree of moral ambivalence, the UK may find an EU that is increasingly open to the idea of free trade without free movement of people.
The remaining member states are working out how to survive Brexit.
Despite the party's spectacular fall from grace, it's worth noting who is speaking and what is on the agenda.
If free movement of people is not on the table, then neither is single market access.
How might work permits or visas for EU migrants work?
Theresa May is wise to play the long game when it comes to negotiating the UK's exit from the EU.
The road to Brexit looks long and winding, but it seems extremely unlikely that any outcome which threatens the long-term viability of foreign investment in the UK will be tenable.
The best option for future relations seems to be EEA membership, but that puts paid to the ideal of 'taking back control'.
The case of a man stripped of his EU citizenship offers some guidance for emigrants living in legally uncharted territory after the Brexit vote.
Euroscepticism, referenda and debates about national identity: the similarities betwen Switzerland and the UK are striking.
The choices made on day one can reveal a lot about what a new Prime Minister has in store for the country.
Free movement will be at the heart of post-Brexit negotiations. But what is it?
Leadsom thought voters would still identify with her as a mum first and a politician second. May knew everyone else has moved with the times.