Maybe because we thought maybe, just maybe, politicians would put away partisanship and do as the country instructed them. Now we are watching politicians, some of whom never wanted Brexit, and crucially have the power to do something about it, wreck every step of the process for getting out.It always amuses me that people who spent the past two years going on about "democracy" and "the sovereignty of Parliament" are the ones getting most excited about the actual sovereignty of Parliament, and the potential for democracy to be expressed by the elected representatives of the UK, and its Government.
It's almost as if democracy doesn't really matter, and it's really only about them getting their own way.
Frankly, anyone who starts getting all excited about the possibility of "riots if the Government doesn't pick my preferred option and do what I demand" is no better than PIRA and their supporters. Whose reasoning, you may recall, was similarly "do what we want, or else"
I dont want riots, but if a bunch of inner city twats went rioting over some wannabe gangster getting the good news a few years ago, then i am expecting some violent protests over what must rank as one of the most divisive political issue since Cromwell, if not full blown riots. Especially if our elected representatives have quite clearly shafted us in Parliament