When the referendum was declared, as it was such a huge change in our whole constitution, a 2/3 majority should have been set, not a simple one. The 51.9% was not a very big majority. Second, we are trying to have devolved constituent nations within the U.K. and NI and Scotland voted to remain. Although it was a national referendum, it reinforced the view in particular in Scotland that they are always overruled by “Westminster “ . The result is that due to the flawed rules set out at the beginning, we have a huge problem in NI with big risks of a return to unrest, and a strong probability of a second Scottish Indy, this time with a leave vote. That would be a disaster for our defence and other matters including border control.
Although the default position is a no deal, I believe a way must be found to avoid it. The Government only have a 1 seat majority so a few Tory rebels could cause a general election. Unless Tories have a pact with the Brexit party the Leave vote will be split, and should Labour come out as a Remain party and work with the Lib Dem’s , the fat lady may not sing.