As it happens I live in the UK and have a house in France. I voted Remain and would prefer that we continue as a member of the EU despite its shortcommings. But the way the whole thing has been handled, the pressure from the Leavers and especially the “why aren’t we out yet - we were told it could all be done in a weekend” crowd, the mishandling of the exit negotiations and the total disarray of UK government at present means that I do not really believe a further referendum would do anything other than muddy the waters.
Consider the possible outcomes.
We could leave with no deal ready to sail the high seas of international commerce and do lightweight, quickly negotiated deals with anyone who wants to trade advantageously with us. Or not. We are likely to be at the back of the queue for a deal with the US, China or Japan. We have a weak government and our economy will have inevitably have been weakened so we are not going to hold a strong negotiating position with anyone. The deals will be quick because we will be told by those large economies what deal is on the table and we can take it or leave it. Even if that were not the case and nations truely are clamouring to beat a path to the negotiating table with us I would not trust the current UK government to have the manpower or competance to make the necessary deal. Or any UK government in fact given that we are chronically useless at management.
Or we could leave with a “hard” brexit deal - that will probably look much like the above except we might have to accept restrictions on what we can negotiate with other nations to get any slice of the EU pie.
Or we could leave with a “soft” deal. Probably the best for the economy but then we really will be in the position that the Leave campaign posited - beholden to Brussels but with no influence.
Or we could, cap in hand, ask to be let back in. Do you think that we would retain the pound or our rebates?
I know I am leaning heavily towards pessimism but I don’t see the short term future being rosy - manybe in 10 or 20 years we will be back where we are now.
I really hope that the “control” we have bought is worth the price we paid.