We all know that Parliament is stuffed with Remainers who have blithely convinced themselves that their entitlement trumps the will of the electorate. With Corbyn and May as leaders of the main parties our whole Parliamentary system is in disarray with neither of them representing anything like the needs or wishes of the majority of the population of the UK. While May appeases, Corbyn makes mischief and the irony is that May is an arch-Remainer and Corbyn is an arch-Leaver.
You might call it Parliamentary arithmetic, I call it blatant treachery by arrogant political pygmies.
We don't have a democracy, we have a representative democracy; so yes parliament does have that entitlement.
You are of course correct, but we are still leaving the EU, despite what you and Anna Soubry might think.
Not if parliament collectively think we shouldn't, and then correctly discharge their responsibility to the country!
Yep. +1 from me. I suspect that the more politically aware Hard-line Brexiters are very conscious of the fact that the deeply flawed referendum in 2016 represented the very peak of euroscepticism, fuelled over decades by the right wing press, and stoked in the run up to the vote by social media that persuaded many with little actual knowledge of the workings of the EU that it is a universally malign force.
We all know now about the workings of Cambridge Analytica and the breaking of electoral rules around finance by pro-Brexit groups. We all know now that the mythical £350m additional funding for the NHS (which no doubt was swallowed hook line and sinker by many less politically-savvy voters) was a blatant lie. We all know (because TM has confirmed this in early March) that there is no foreseeable scenario where the UK will be economically better off as a result of Brexit, and indeed it is widely accepted we will be considerably worse off to the tune of hundreds of millions of £'s a week. What is less quantifiable is the effect on our manufacturing and service industries, much of which has been vainly trying to gain clarification about this government's intentions since the Summer of 2016 - but it doesn't look good. We all know that the people leading our negotiations with the EU are a bunch of clowns - witness the farce of the Brexit impact assessments we were assured in Parliament existed - then, oops, they didn't. No wonder the EU negotiating team is able to run rings round them with the greatest of ease, leading to TM backing down on virtually all of her so-called red lines. This has been an object lesson in realpolitik - the UK, long touted as a country punching above its weight, is now exposed as a minor player on the world stage, without the influence or economic might to forge its own path unless we accept a radically different paradigm for our standing in the world and our prosperity. Liam Fox's assurances that the rest of the world is just queuing up to do trade deals with us are now seen as being a mixture of bluster and blind optimism.
As a result of all the above, and as the dust has settled on the referendum, post-referendum polls which showed a clear affirmation of the result until around May 2017, have since shown a clear majority of people who think the vote to leave the EU was "wrong". Google Wikipedia for "Opinion polling for the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum" for this. Peak euroscepticism has passed, and buyer's remorse is I believe coming into play. No wonder arch Brexiters are so anxious about hurrying the process along and want to shut down debate by adopting a belligerent tone, with implicit threats of violence if they don't get their way:
At some point with people continually sticking their heads over parapets to hurrel insults, make gross accusations and threats, someone, no matter how innocent they may perceive themselves to be, is going to get their head blown off. The intransigence of Remainers to recognise and accept the validity of a Referendum and 17.4 million people is shaping up to end very badly.
So, Resurrection, whilst you may think in your omniscient way that you can predict the future for this process with absolute certainty, I wouldn't be so sure. There's plenty of water to flow under the bridge yet, and as others have commented, Parliament has a responsibility for making decisions about the UK and its future in the round, not just on the one issue of Brexit. I suspect that TM will ultimately be forced to back down on the customs union, though we will be out of the EU in name. As Brexiters are known to be heavily weighted towards the older end of the UK demographic, I also think that future generations will come to see Brexit as a dying spasm of the British empire, and will vote for closer European political ties once again. As has been said on this thread before, we live in interesting times...!