TripleS wrote: No doubt it will be a long and complex business extricating ourselves from the EU, but to my mind it is what needs to be done.
The majority of those voting agreed with you. David Cameron is on record as saying that if it's a vote out, it's out. If it's a vote in, it's in. Obviously he's going, but it's highly unlikely that others will now change it to "if it's a vote out, it's a few changes and another referendum and actually stay in".
Many of us voted to leave to ensure that we can vote out those who let us down. Clegg and the Lib Dems learnt this the hard way; I'm sure they are reflecting on the student grant and coalition fiasco from the wilderness and will do so for many years.
Tim Faron said that he was voting to remain because he was a patriot and a parent. The soundbite failed in its intended purpose, as he failed to realise the strength of feeling amongst many other patriots and parents who wanted to leave.
Anyone who ignored that strength of feeling and ignored the democratic process may find themselves camping out with Clegg in the wilderness. In the meantime, the remainers on both sides should be reviewing how they misjudged it so badly and how they managed to misunderstand the leavers so much. I'm glad that the leavers won, but the remainers helped that win by dismissing the leavers; the remainers should have a period of quiet reflection and introspection to help them get back in touch with so many who have felt ignored and dismissed for so long.