Re: Goldsmith lost in Richmond because of it. Apparently.
In case you didn't notice that was an election of an MP rather than a referendum on an issue that surrenders personal rights. So the question is totally different.
And the referendum - Democracy? My arse.
If it were democracy, Scotland would already have had indy ref 2, we would already be in the process of leaving the EU, but not the EEA, or anything else that doesn't require EU membership. Our currency wouldn't be stuffed. Businesses wouldn't be sitting on their hands unable to plan more than two years ahead. And we wouldn't have looked like the most stupid nation on the planet (until the US election).
If they wanted a mandate for a hard brexit, they should have asked the question should we leave the EEA. That question was not asked.
I am pro remain, but what I am seriously pro remaining in is the EEA. I can see some advantages to leaving the EU in that situation, but I don't see it's worth the effort, but the decision has been made. I suspect you'll rind most pro remain people are of that opinion.
Hard Brexit betrays those leave voters who ignored all the bullshit in the referendum and simply took the question at face value.
It's a bit like a doctor asking for consent to remove a badly damaged little finger that would be tricky to repair, and then, after you say ok go ahead, telling you he's actually taking it off at the wrist, or maybe the elbow.