Why is there such an aversion to a People’s Vote on Brexit? All important decisions are made at least twice: it is a completely normal thing for humans to do.

When you get married, you get engaged first, then when (or if) you’re ready, you have a wedding.

When you are offered a job, you agree to the job verbally, then you read the contract - at which point you may or may not sign it.

Even buying a wooden spoon on the internet is a two-stage process. You first indicate that you want to buy the spoon, then if you’re happy with the terms of the shipping and any other extra costs, you press confirm.

We indicated  that we wanted to leave the EU, but at the time we had no idea what this would look like or what it would cost.

Now that we understand more about what it involves, we need the opportunity to confirm that this is the right thing to do.

Elizabeth Collingwood, Huntington