It is fascinating to see how this plays out. Is it possible that Parliament could legislate to invalidate the result in view of the reactions? Would they even have to, since the referendum wasn't binding? With enough public support, could they not say it was in the national interest to ignore the result or to hold a second vote?
I suspect at least some who voted to leave probably thought they were just casting a protest vote against the government. That seems to be indicated by some of the responses. How could they be so stupid, indeed?
With the pm resigning that would be unlikely to happen. They will just have to live with it. Maybe they can negotiate with them and get a better deal.
Unsure, Brussels wants them out pronto, France said there will be consequences.
Common sense tells us this is a big deal, its just a referendum, not binding, the political fiasco should have held the reins, seen what developed over the first few days, hindsight is easy, yes. But particularly with a narrow result. A very small win is still a mandate, but its a big deal, bigger than any UK election. Its fine to have a Govt scrape in with a 50.5% mandate, but thats JUST an election, EEC, EU, they are a long term membership.