Re: Dodgy behavior by Vote Leave?
The Prime Minister stating publically and directly that the result would be implemented
And he had no right to do so. For a referendum to be binding takes an act of Parliament. That's why, after the referendum, Parliament then had to vote on whether to actually implement it. But no - it was a power-play within the Tory Party which was such a sure thing that the PM promised to deliver whatever the result was*, and didn't set a sensible threshold to permit total upheaval of the country.
*In retrospect, we should all have scored out the options and written "free ice cream" instead.