Voting for something is quite simple.
You are given two or more choices and if you so wish you can then select your choice on polling day and that's that. Whoever has the most votes wins. If you don't like the result then tough shit – that democracy for you.
Now for some reason the Brits are screaming that the Brexit result wasn't fair. Why? The young people are blaming the grannies and grandads for voting to leave. Why? Did the young people not vote when they had a chance? Does the elderly vote somehow have less value? They are screaming that the only reason that Brexit was carried was that people were stupid and didn't understand what it was all about. So? Do they want to step back a couple of centuries and only allow the vote to the landed gentry?
My theory is that the Remain crowd have been in the EU too long. They have become accustomed to being ordered around from above. They are used to their decisions being made for them by some faceless crowd in Brussels. Now that they have been given the chance to make their own decisions they are scared shitless. The older generations still remember the days of autonomy and relish the thought of going back to a time of self governance, while the younger crowd have learned to rely on Nanny to make their decisions for them. It is a text book example of the Stockholm Syndrome.
I would love to see Ireland take the same steps but that won't happen. Our politicians not only are spineless but lack anything in the testicular region. They still act like the new boys in school who desperately want to be in the bully's gang and the whole concept of leaving is totally alien to them. They have never stood up the EU mob even when it meant years of austerity for the Irish people. Just look at the water and bin charges – the Irish don't want them and nor does the gubmint, but Brussels is demanding those charges so our sycophantic gubmint tries to bring 'em in rather than tell Brussels to go fuck itself.
Of course when the Nice and Lisbon Treaties were put to the Irish, we rejected them, but we were ordered to take the election again. Now a million people in the UK want to rerun the referendum because they didn't like the result.
If there is one thing the EU has taught us it's that democracy has no meaning any more.