Strangely, had Titanic not attempted to change course or had the knowledge of how to avoid torpedoes gained in two world wars been available in 1912, Titanic would most probably have survived. As it was, my Great, Great Uncle made the wrong call and decided to go down with his ship...
I've just spent the afternoon walking my dog with one of the architects of the Remain campaign and broadly agreeing on the evils of a second referendum.
You can either have the UK's unique political flexibility based on institutional strength, the rule of law and the rights of the individual (sadly eroded) or you can have Article 52, which is drawn from an entirely different, mainstream European, political tradition and which has some formidably toxic elements and political precedents, and trust that it will not be abused by those with a different agenda.
Which is essentially what De Gaulle was driving at when justifying his original decision to keep us out: