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I am not in favour of the Brexit referendum so can we have another vote, please? The result may not have been to my liking but I believe in democracy above all, and therefore the Brexit result must stand because a majority of British people voted for it. Perhaps Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, should also do the same. Scotland had a referendum on independence two years ago and it was rejected; the people of Scotland, quite rightly, voted to stay part of the United Kingdom. But two years later and Sturgeon is demanding another referendum because the Scottish people voted to stay in Europe unlike their English and Welsh counterparts.

But this was democracy at work again. The people voted and the result must stand. Sturgeon should also make it clear to the Scottish people that it is very unlikely that an independent Scotland would be able to join the European Union because of the Spanish veto. So wouldn't it be better for Sturgeon to work with the London government and try and help secure the best possible deal from the European Union instead of just playing politics at a crucial time not only for Scotland but the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe as well? The opinion polls say that Scotland is not in favour of independence. The Scottish people, like a sizeable part of the United Kingdom, voted to stay in the Europen Union. But they lost. A majority wanted to leave the European Union. That is democracy at work.