The 'people's vote' is an invention of remainers as a last ditch hope of getting at least some of it their own way, that has unfortunately grown legs and been adopted as a mantra by some politicians.
To me the referendum questions were straightforward, simple and unambigiuous.
Do you want to leave?
Do you want to stay?
It doesn't get much clearer than that. If 'leave' won (as it did), we should have commenced the process of severing ALL ties with the EU and taking with us our 1/28th of the EU's assets that are ours, as quickly as was practically possible. If 'stay' won, business continued as if the referendum had never happened.
There was no option on the ballot to vote for 'Lets try and leave the EU, and once we've cobbled together a deal we'll vote on it to see if we think its a good enough one, or just call the whole thing off', but that's what we're in danger of getting if the 'people's vote' fans get their way.
It was taken as a given when voting in the referendum that the government of the day would fight tooth and nail to exit on the best terms possible for the UK if 'leave' won. Clearly that was expecting far too much, as 18 month on and there's no sign they've even tried.
What I take gross exception to is the bunch of numpties sitting at the top table right now trying to sell us a deal that amounts to total capitulation and assimilation, telling us its a 'good' one. What game as they playing................ Repeat the same bull often enough and people will start to believe it, or attempting to rely on the power of stupid people in large groups. Its twenty times worse than the one we've had for 45 years, we might as well just lleave things as they've been for that 45 years. Which a cynic might well say is the main purpose of the game Westminster is playing right now.
We voted 'leave' unconditionally, that means take back what's ours and leave, end of. No 'ifs', no 'buts', no haggling. Just GO!
Our PM and her colleagues wouldn't make good poker players. In leaving we shouldn't have been seeking a 'deal; with the EU, we should have taken everything we could, and if they came running after us to seek a deal with us, and we could do one that was favourable to us, that would have been fine. Otherwise better off rid. There are 192 countries in the world in addition to us, only 27 of them in the EU. There are an estimated 7.2 Billion in the world population, only 508 Million of them are in the EU, falling to circa 443 Million if we're not included.
I really do not get this obsession with remainers wanting to tie themselves in to such relatively small and insular, introspective alliance, when there is the whole globe out there to do deals with and trade with on one on one terms.