Whichever way you feel about the result, most people are glad the EU referendum campaign is over. To put it diplomatically, almost everyone agrees it wasn't the highest quality debate in the world.
Before negotiations start, we need to know what we're asking for. That has to mean a General Election - that's the only way we can reach a mandate on a way forward. We'd have a minimum period of months (the earliest practical date would be early November) to debate, discuss, inform voters, who'll then be able to weigh up the offers by various parties.
It is time to acknowledge the collective destruction and fear, and find the creative solutions that exist within this scenario. Resourcefulness, after all, is what we do best in the UK.
The problem for British democracy now is that it is almost guaranteed to fail because the public's expectations of what Brexit will deliver for the country are (and always were) unrealistic. It was a post-political referendum of fairy tales, fantasy and fig leaves.
We have one of the most sophisticated democratic systems in the world. And sometimes we take it for granted. Perhaps this referendum was the wake up call that younger people needed, and it certainly doesn't have to be a pointless one.
We know the leaders of the Leave campaign did not have the interests of the poor and disenfranchised at heart. Their stoking of fear and xenophobia attest to that. The disenfranchised were not presented with an alternative however. It is therefore now more important than ever to tackle the issue head-on, and promote a united society, with solidarity at its core.
I was part of the 48% of the country that wanted to remain because although the EU wasn't perfect; the problems it faced were all of ours to bare. I can imagine there is shock across europe with many outsiders wondering how does such a big and multicultural nation that played such a prominent role in the EU suddenly vote to leave based mostly on issues of immigration?
As I write the number of people who have signed the EU referendum petition has just passed the 2,000,000 mark. It is early on Saturday evening. By the time this blog is published (probably Sunday lunchtime) the number of people seeking a second referendum - for good reasons set out below - will be substantially greater.
Yes, the EU's officials might refuse to negotiate, but that remains to be seen. It's the member states who are in charge within the EU. We're still a member of the EU until we choose to walk away. It's time to hustle. Who dares, wins.
Dear Labour MPs, Are you about to make yourselves permanently irrelevant? Those of you now seeking to bring down Jeremy Corbyn should pause to consider the following three points...
It is now the morning after the morning after the morning after the night before. Like a partygoer after a particularly heavy session we're perhaps only now recovering from the three-day hangover of Brexit. After a turbulent few days, several arguments with friends and family, a number of advisory notes to clients and contacts, I feel like it is time to sit back and marshal my thoughts properly.
It is time for a fresh start with fresh legs. Building a Good Britain might just bring us together and it will certainly be exciting!
When we saw the data, frankly we struggled to believe what it was telling us. Totting up the totals up to Wednesday night, Vote Leave had 620.9k followers across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, compared to Remain's 595.8k.
I supported Corbyn last summer, and if the choice is between him and a vapid, bland centrist then I will support him again, and I predict many members will do the same. Offering a principled socialist vision to the electorate is ultimately more important that holding the Labour party together at all costs.
My remaining days as a European are sadly numbered. I have just spent the last week away on business in Italy and Germany as a guilt-free Europhile. I was still in Germany when the EU Referendum results were announced and at breakfast in my hotel I felt like I had to apologise on behalf of Great Britain for the ghastly reality of Brexit.