This is a simple question. If we procrastinate over Brexit, who benefits? Does our bargaining power in anticipated negotiations increase or decrease? They sell more to us than we do to them (apparently) so procrastination may favour us. Is that why European politicians want us to get on with it?
There will be any number of legal challenges to Brexit, which will inevitably slow things up. Is that good or bad for Britain when we finally leave? It is quite possible that pro-Europeans haven’t actually got their act together. Try to obstruct Brexit, and the main victims will be German industry, not us. Talk down the value of the pound, and it is them who will suffer for it.
Is this perfidious Albion yet again? Is our government sagacious in its apparent inactivity, or merely incompetent? We accountants are taught to think in terms of bargaining power, and will ask this sort of question. Watch this space!