From the Grauniad
Moving on: why the EU is not missing Britain that much
On the 5th anniversary of Brexit, commentators reflect on the EU’s success at rallying together after Britain’s exit
On the night of 23 June 2016 a storm broke over Brussels. Rain poured, thunder rolled and lightning flashed over the headquarters of the European Union’s institutions.
Then in the small hours came a political thunderbolt almost no one had forecast: the UK had voted to leave the union. Five years on, the Brexit tempest has subsided – in Brussels, if not in London.
Constantly harping back to the Brexit vote is bound to peter out eventually, but it's not something I'd put a date to. Not something I'd put money on either - I can see it outlasting me. Obsessives are bound to be obsessive I suppose, but five years on it begins to sound weird.