Thank you is totally inadequate. I have been banging on about the referendum ever since it was called and even set up my own blog to bang on about it.
The most important thing in the world to me was that I had power. Being in a political superstate I did not have power. Now there is a chance that I do.
A few notes. First the Leave vote was 51.9% against Remain 48.1%. Chuck Umunna is saying effectively that we should respect the 48% who voted remain. As Peter Hitchens writes:
"We're already being told that the winners must 'respect' the 48% who lost the vote called by their own side to crush (the) anti-EU movement once and for all. Well, no doubt we must be nice to them, and not gloat too much, but it is for them to respect the majority they did not expect."
All the noise about a second referendum because the remainers did not get the result they wanted is garbage. In 10 years time they will live in a country where they have power and, if they get elected, implement the policies they want.
In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon is saying that she will seek discussion with Brussels immediately in order to keep Scotland within the European Union. Well it does not look like she is 'respecting' the voters in Scotland that voted to Leave.
I have a feeling that Ms Sturgeon will not get very far either. I am not sure that those states who have internal stresses, like Spain with Catalonia, would welcome a nation that is newly independent from its traditional state.
If Ms Sturgeon is able to get a second Independence Referendum and Scotland goes it alone, that is up to Scotland and I will be relaxed about it. It will mean the end of the Barnett formula and all that entails but if that is what Scotland really wants that is up to them.
In Northern Ireland, the scene is rather different. There is in place a way of calling for a 'border vote' where the people of Northern Ireland can vote on whether they want to reunite with the South of Ireland. Sinn Fein are calling for such a vote. That is entirely for the people of Ireland.
In the meantime I will do all I can to help Dr Richard North with promoting a sensible plan and route map to leave the European Union. Flexcit.
It is, incidentally, not Germany or France's business how quickly we serve the Article 50 notice. Neither is President Hollande in any place to demand a new Prime Minister is appointed quickly. It is none of his damn business. They don't get it - we do not have to listen or take any notice of the European Union anymore.
"Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the (European) union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements" (Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty). OUR constitutional requirements, not theirs, OURS.
This is my last blog here. I am thinking about setting up a new blog but in the meantime, thank you to everyone who has visited or read this site.
We voted to Leave the European Union.