2. Everyone rejects the illegal vote as it is not legal, everyone rejects the legal vote because of the result.
Democracy is a funny thing.
Funny thing is the legal vote wasn't binding either!
In the UK form of democracy, the vote created a political mandate which the politicians have to turn into law, even the Labour Party had to admit that they have to respect the will of the voters while trying as hard as they can not to accept the will of the voters.
I firmly believe that Remain would have been the better choice. That said, I increasingly find myself in the Brexit must proceed camp.
Not because I think the UK will be better off. Far from it. I've just come to he conclusion, like I suspect many remainers have, that the only way to deal with the disruptive, emotional and not particularly wise average Brexit voter is by accepting their choice and letting them experience the consequences first hand.
Reversing Brexit will just result in more temper tantrums about the evil elite, and more disruptive voting patterns. Might as well let them let it all out now, break the system completely, and figure it out once the consequences are known.
The simple reality is that if it goes sideways, the impact is going to be borne by the less mobile/less skilled/"somewhere" segments of society. The Remainer "anywheres" - the evil elites et al - are better placed to weather the storm, and can up and leave with relative ease if need be (it's already happening), and return when things return to normal.
Once the dust settles, see what needs to be done. My main hope is that the UK doesn't swerve hard to the left when the laws of economics take their inevitable toll. But then again, is a hard left government palatable if thats what it takes to chasten disruptive populism that characterizes Brexit? Perhaps.
A hard Brexit might just be the optimum solution. Perhaps it time to down tools, go over the cliff edge and start from scratch. Even in the aviation market. The Jacob Rees Mogg model, if you will.