Thought I would start a new thread for those willing to continue the fight to keep the UK in the EU.
The good news is that the EU referendum result is not legally binding. See the following from the Guardian:Is the EU referendum legally binding?
The simple answer to the question as to whether the EU referendum is legally binding is “no”. In theory, in the event of a vote to leave the EU, David Cameron, who opposes Brexit, could decide to ignore the will of the people and put the question to MPs banking on a majority deciding to remain.
This is because parliament is sovereign and referendums are generally not binding in the UK.
An exception was the 2011 referendum on changing the electoral system to alternative vote, where the relevant legislation obligated the government to change the law to reflect a “yes” vote had that occurred. No such provision was contained within the EU referendum legislation.
As discussed on the other thread, there is a petition to Parliament for a 2nd EU referendum (https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215
). If millions of people sign on (1.5 million have already done so), it could provide cover to Parliament to take action (whether convening another referendum or something else).
I am aware that some hold the view that we need to respect the outcome no matter how much we dislike it. However, others feel that they have been deceived by the Leave camp and there are also those who voted Leave to register a protest (but not thinking that Leave will prevail) who now regret their decisions.
You are obviously a democrat ? We are a mature democracy and follow the wishes of the people.I happen on this occasion to feel that everything possible was done to ensure the result was to remain.Whether this was taxpayers money used for propaganda on behalf of the remain campaign,the use of the civil service,the use of the machinery of the state,the use of the resources of big business,the intervention of many world leaders including many in the EU or the views expressed and conveyed by many organisations(and these are only a small part of the effort).Worst of all when the registration process had problems which didn't allow individuals to register in the last one and half hours the government ensured legislation was passed which allowed another 48 hours for registration and another 436,000 people to register who were probably in favour of remain.Those democrats on the leave side couldn't complain.When the result came I thought with all this effort it would be remain even though I supported leave against my short term economic interests knowing it will be better for many around me in the long run.If it had been remain I would have had to accept the result even though I can see the harm it is doing to many in the area around me.Democracy works both ways.