@Ramafi, @Egg, agree with Egg here. Ramafi seems to have a dream* which is now not available and he is angry about this. This is undeniably sad for him and for others with similar dreams, to travel and settle where they wish in the EU. Ramafi appears to blame others, who voted in line with what they felt that they, their community/family, or country needed, or against what they felt was the bigger threat to the UK long term.
(*Ramafi I am calling it a dream rather than a concrete plan because I am not sure whether you would have or could have acted on this and quit the UK for Netherlands on the terms you suggest given their stay in the EU long term is itself uncertain. You say that you do not have a passport, property in the Netherlands, and have not got a definite timescale for moving, so its sounding more wish/dream than definite plan. It is still be possible to do as you want but undeniably more difficult. I hope your plans work out.
Would Scotland leave the UK? The Scottish referendum vote was a relatively close one. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/events/scotla ... es/results
55% in favour of staying in the UK. Note that post Brexit many of the Remain voters (c. 4 m?) have urged the government to make the rules of a referendum 60% majority of 75%+ turnout. Would those new rules be applied to In/Out referendums?
It is notable that in the 2014 Scottish referendum the government offered all sorts of last minute incentives to Scotland to stay united and this worked. In the recent EU referendum Cameron negotiated the best deals he could with Europe, but these were seen at home as temporary and far below what he needed. When it looked like a very close call on the Brexit vote (polls similar to Scotland vote in 2014), the EC President Junker made clear that there was nothing else that would be done (no more carrots whatsoever) and wielded his 'out is out' stick. He sounded firm and not at all regretful. This did not help Remain.
For Scotland the economics of leaving the UK are now less favourable than in 2014 and the EU is changing post-Brexit. I don't feel that its a more positive camp to remain with (or join) than I did when I voted last month - in fact less so. Scottish voters may think differently. Of course UK politics are becoming a joke so we have yet to see who will lead our negotiations and also what the mood about these will be in the EU when the dust settles.
The Remain camp had all the best cards. They were least risk and what all main parties urged us to vote. Leave had a number of jokers leading its campaign (I definitely did not vote on the basis of the leadership offered there), there was tragedy (Jo Cox) which spotlighted some of the extreme views on the Leave side and an overall lack of preparedness. Yet 52% voted in favour of Leave. Not all racists, in fact I would say overwhelmingly not, but disaffected and without a sense of power. Yes the UK will get things wrong in the future and may have got things wrong with this vote, but in the future they will be able to make their own decisions on how to get out of the hole. I hope.
Is this what is happening in the US? I don't think so but its a warning that the disaffected can do surprising things and accept strange bedfellows to achieve regime change. Its not a matter of taking Trump seriously so much as taking seriously the fears and aspirations of the people who are looking to him. You have a different range of movement than the UK government had in this (I hope). Had the EU offered an open hand or encouragement near to the vote they may well have swung it for Remain but that is not how the EU works, it can't move quickly and has to be firm to stop others seeing leave negotiations as a viable option.
Dust still settling.