A few things I miss, in no particular order:
Being able to trust the media.
Not liking the current administration, but not feeling their tenure is the end of the world.
A functioning opposition.
A willingness to cooperate with international neighbours.
Living in a normal country, happy with its place in the world.
Not having to fact check everything.
Politicians who feel shame and embarrassment when they’re caught doing something wrong.
Politicians who don’t lie about absolutely everything, even stuff that isn’t important.
A government who wouldn’t dream of throwing the aerospace, automotive, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries under the bus.
A government who wouldn’t actively pursue hundreds of thousands of job losses.
When the economy and the UK’s credit rating mattered to people.
When extreme currency devaluation alarmed the government into taking action.
When people appreciated the NHS and wanted to keep it safe.
When no one really thought or cared about our EU membership.
When people still thought nazis were bad.
When folk felt ashamed of their racism and bigotry.
When kowtowing to the likes of Donald Trump was unthinkable.
My list isn’t exhaustive. What do you miss?