I am 70 now and I have never seen anything so disastrously stupid and harmful as Brexit in all my professional career. My father fought for peace in Europe and the EU has maintained it. The 2016 referendum was a travesty of democracy with its mendacity, exclusion of people who should have been allowed to vote, shady funding and now, we hear, likely manipulation through social media. The isolationism of Brexit is a devastating betrayal of science, the arts, the environment and the economy. Brexit's arbitrary removal of our EU citizen rights & privileges that were permanently conferred on us is wholly unacceptable. The advisory 2016 referendum should have been set aside but since it seems the government, in thrall to a cabal of selfish, shouty and misguided Brexiteers and tabloids, has not got the common sense to see through the machinations of these people who would bring our country down, then another referendum, run on truth and verifiably objective explanations of consequences this time and including 16/17 year olds, all ex-pats in the EU and all permanent EU citizens in the UK, should be held.