Re: Nice to see...
And we did not vote for article 50 either...
EU referendum was advisory, not binding. Despite what the poiliticos said.
Any sane govt would have set a referendum like this (i.e. where result could have huge consequences) as binding but also not just 50% of the votes cast, but two thirds or similar "indisputable" clear majority ()plus factoring in the different "countries" of the UK, as pro / anti overall vote was different across different parts.
As it was, we had worst possible scenario, a near 50/50 result on a non binding referendum, and almost half the people who participated in the vote feeling shafted, as result treated as a binding vote, whereas a non fag paper, "obvious" majority result would have left the losers far less irate as it would at least have been an indisputably large loss and implied a significant degree of support for the winning result.
You would think they might have learned from the Scottish referendum, which could have had major changes to UK had the result been different and again was a straight majority decision (albeit actually binding & a vague bit of planning had been given to what would happen with a Scotland out result).
EU referendum, whatever the result, was guaranteed to cause resentment in a lot of people if result was close.