Well beyond satire.
The post-Brexit mess isn't caused by "the crippling bureaucracy of the EU"; it's that of *being outside* the EU.
The idea of staying in the single market or EEA was slammed as "Brexit in name only", so why are we surprised when we don't keep the benefits?
“My Lord, I have a cunning plan”
That's not to say that the EU isn't flawed - though I believe we would be far better off in, and we've absolutely 'thrown the baby out with the bathwater' here.
The whole point of the single market was to enable frictionless trade, we really can't have our cake and eat it too.