There have been a few discussions over the last few days, including about this email which have, I think, clarifid my own thinking a little.
On the tele this am (about 12:30) a discussion included a woman who runs focus groups. She pointed out that, perhaps surprisingly, that many who voted to remain are reacting to the the doom and gloom ers, not by moving further back toward remaining , but instead are seeing as the cause of any problem, the apparent nastiness of the Commission. They are saying that if that is the way they wish to behave we are better off without them.
There are many whose whole careers have been built on the European project for whom any life at all outside the EU is necessarily worse. Included among these are the leaders of the LibDems and people such as our now former ambassador to the EU. I am afraid that unless and until such individuals manage to convince me that they are not still fighting a back game of trying to stay within the EU, their opinions are as naught. They are trying to undermine a decision made by the people. They must earn my trust, and for several of them there is simply no sign that they are willing to countenance life outside the EU. How can I give them any trust? This includes the now former ambassador.