By Brian O'Connor
Updated February 13, 2018

On June 24, the United Kingdom woke up to an uncertain future. The EU referendum, colloquially known as Brexit, set the country on a course that would separate the country from Europe both mentally and economically. A country known for breakfast staples (English breakfast tea, crumpets, scones, rashers and blood sausage, for starters) found itself at the end of a long, tortured referendum that had just as much to do with exiting an economic union as it did with appraising Britain's identity in a post-free trade world.