Talk about bad losers. Nigel Farage conceded defeat gracefully at 10.25 pm on referendum night. Compare and contrast with the many people who are still writing that we should ignore the referendum. The Liberal Democrat leader, whose name no man remembers, has suggested this. So have many others. Hundreds of barristers have signed a letter telling us to ignore the referendum.
To these people the answer is clear. It is this. This is what we were told before the referendum. Nothing about it being advisory or something for Parliament to decide.
This is from a paper issued by the government in February.
The result of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will be final. The Government would have a democratic duty to give effect to the electorate’s decision. The Prime Minister made clear to the House of Commons that “if the British people vote to leave, there is only one way to bring that about, namely to trigger Article 50 of the Treaties and begin the process of exit, and the British people would rightly expect that to start straight away.