And with reference to WMs will of the people refrain - I am sick of hearing this from the supporters of brexit - they are not interested in democracy, not one of them has shown any regard for those who voted remain - who have effectively been disenfranchised (no democracy for them).
As I understand it, there was a significant portion of the population who didn't vote in the referendum. There seems to have been an assumption that they therefore don't count when it comes to weighing "the will of the people".
But they are all citizens too, whether they voted or not. Various political theorists observing the democratic mode have pointed out that non-voters are so usually because they're satisfied with the status quo. (See Schumacher et al).
From this point of view, the leave voters are nowhere near a majority of citizens. In no way that's honest can their vote be saisd to represent the "will of the people".
Anyroadup, the real will involved was the will of the nationalist loon propagandists of various ilks, newspap editors and similar Svengalis in charge of the mass media bullhorn. Why pretend otherwise?