Leaving the EU with a comprehensive trade deal is nothing like leaving without one. Most Brexit voters expected the former, but the Brexit politicians are saying that Brexit voters aren't smart enough to tell the difference.
What did they say literally any time someone suggested that Brexit would make trade with the EU more expensive? They denied it, citing German cars or how much the EU need us.
That means they expected a deal!
When we lose market access to a free trade area that covers 1/3 of the world's economy and the EU loses market access to just one country, who'll be more desperate?
So if we couldn't get the deal we wanted before...