I accept the result in as much I believe that 17,410,742 people ticked the “Leave the EU” box and were not coerced into doing so on the day, and that was more than the number of people (16,141,241) who ticked the “Remain a member of the EU” box.
What I can’t and won’t accept is that the result - supposed to be advisory - was treated as binding on the government given the massive misrepresentation by the Leave campaign: easiest deal ever, no downside, we hold all the cards, 99 million Turks, EU migrants taking all the houses, school places and NHS beds etc.
I also get pretty pissed off about the fact that Leavers are such poor winners pouring scorn and vitriol on Remainers, usually with some variant of “you lost, suck it up”. You’d think that, given they won, they could afford to be magnanimous about it and given that the split was 52% to 48% they would be willing to work for compromise - but, no, they just pushed the rhetoric so that no deal became the only option.
This is, of course, because no concrete version of Brexit satisfies them - it’s never “pure” enough. But this disguises the fact that they can’t agree amongst themselves what form Brexit should take and they have no idea how to make a success of it for the nation (but they’ll happily pick over the bones for personal gain).
Farage himself said if it was 52:48 the other way it would be “unfinished business” - in this case what is good enough for Nigel is good enough for me.