I do like your warm words and positive spin. But, just because people don't express there discontent publically, doesn't mean the vast majority of the population of this country, are happy either. Have you considered, that IF, a simple minded peasant ex squaddie, Lance Jack Russian apologist, could for a moment, consider voting for corbyn. What about the civvie populace, who do not have that 'patriotic default' to stop that line of thinking.
Corbyn would be a total disaster and I almost wish, we didn't have brexit to forestall that nightmare.
And Farage didn’t say that the same result reversed would be grounds for a second vote.
And he never met a Russian nor claimed Brexit would be a success.
No wonder you can’t see the future, you’re too busy reinventing the past.
Most of this country are politically apathetic for >95% of the time. Even when I'm round and about in public - for example on trains and buses - I very rarely hear Brexit discussed. It would appear at present that most of the people in the UK currently don't give a f---.
The country was asked if the wanted to stay in the EU or leave it. They voted leave. The kerfuffle after the referendum had been pure politics which I contend the majority of voters are not that interested in.
BTW, just in case anyone has forgotten, Remain lost!
As pointed out before, all previous steps towards a USE have been covert. As people have woken up to it across the EU, resistance has grown with significant anti-EU parties in most countries and an anti-EU government in Italy.
As such, practical progress towards a USE is very unlikely. The problem the EU has is that the euro is a half finished project, liable to be brought down by the recession. As such, the EU can't unwind the politically unpopular parts of the Lisbon treaty because they need further political and financial integration to prevent a euro collapse.
EU membership is like being on an express train where the driver has had a heart attack but got his forearm on the dead man's handle. The train is going to rush on at undiminished speed until it crashes. And then a lot of the passengers will get hurt.
Fortunately, the UK got off the train before the driver had their heart attack. As such we can be ghoulish and rubberneck the forthcoming crash from a safe distance.
As said before, if the EU were a benign organisation, there would be no point in leaving it. But it has deep seated structural flaws and we've probably hit the exit button at the right time.
At the risk of repeating myself, it was parliament who authorised the referendum in the format in which it took place (and it was never suggested by anyone that there would ever be a follow-up referendum) and it was parliament who acknowledged the result and who authorised Article 50 to be invoked (knowing full well that there was no provision to revoke the process).
This has nothing whatsoever to do with parliamentary involvement and everything to do with remainers frustrated with an unexpected result chucking their toys out of the pram and seeking to derail the process.
This is how parliament works, a group of MPs chucked their toys out of the pram for decades until they got their own way. They neglected to get a plan together other than "Unicorns" though. This is the result.
Nobody is fooled by all of that 'We respect the result of the referendum and we are committed to leaving the EU... but...' nonsense. Their intention is to delay the process for as long as possible in an effort to either modify Brexit to such an extent that it becomes virtually meaningless or to derail it entirely, completely disregarding the will of the public.