Re: Wow, it's almost...
Regardless of your views on Brexit, Scottish independence or us joining originally (well, just after we joined the EC), when a Government writes to your house to say they will hold a referendum and will implement the result I would expect them to do so.
The electorate was explicitly told this was a once in a generation vote, and that the outcome will be implemented.
By refusing to do so then every other referendum in the past and the future would be void, the exercise pointless and trust entirely lost from the electorate.
The Government maybe making a dogs dinner of it, it maybe a huge mistake and people may have been misled, but attempting to saying AFTER the vote that it doesn't matter because you disagree is nothing if not undemocratic. The time for that argument was prior to the vote I'm afraid.