So both sides are pissed off with each other. My sister, always trying to heal an argument has said why can't we be British about this and have a stiff upper lip and get on with it? Sorry sis, that won't work this time.
The British people still have the ability to be stoic and strong, but against a 'common foe'. In this case the common foe is ourselves and no one Brit is going to allow 'itself' to do something it is so obviously against its best interests with ease, or even with determination.
No, the common foe, if there is one in this case, is actually the British mainstream media which has happily manipulated the country with biased reporting all along. E.g The Sun, being so Pro Brexit the entire campaign and then the lead editor tweeting this in an effort to appear on the fence(https://mobile.twitter.com/SunApology/status/746337061972631552
). Another example is the media giving airtime and attention to Nigel Farage. Whatever anyone else thinks of him in the facts are that a) He was never 'elected' to leadership in UKIP, b) He has never won a UK election, and is not an MP. Yet somehow he commands more TV and column inches than anyone else outside of the Tory leadership. Why? To stoke peoples basic, unfounded fears of 'others'.
If as my sister says we should stiffen our resolve and get on with things can we start by taking responsibility for understanding the political and journalistic ecosystem we live in.
If you choose to get your news and views from a single source, only to drink it up, and regurgitate these views as your own because it comforts you, or makes you feel valid then you are part of the problem. REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU VOTED. If you purposefully never read anything you disagree with, then you are a sheep at best, and at worst a pawn to be used. Do everyone a favour and get your news from a variety of sources. You may not like what you read, you may love it, but at least stop drinking from the poisoned waterhole that is Rupert Murdochs newspapers and satellite news. He freely admits that he loves parliament because they do as he asks whereas in Europe he is powerless.
A country gets the government it deserves. A functioning democracy requires several things. Namely, 1) Transparent elections with political parties offering choices and differences that enhance the lives of the population. 2) Journalists and media that can freely challege the government and without pushing an agenda of their own and lastly 3) An educated, sceptical populace.
Saying 'I don't do politics' is tantamount to saying vote for me, I don't care how.