All of the hysteria and hatred over Britain leaving the European Union can be compared to the Protestants leaving the Catholic Church.
The European Union is the Left's largest, all-encompassing church. It is what they have dreamed of. It is their biggest step from Socialism to pure Communism. It is their vision of "progress".
And those heretics, the Brits, voted to leave.
The childish, furious statements of the Leftists vowing to punish Britain for their transgression are the threats of religious fanatics.