In voting to leave the EU it is vital to stress there is now no need for haste, and indeed as the prime minister just said, nothing will change over the short term. Except that work will have to begin on how to give effect to the will of the people and to extricate this country from the super national system.
This does not mean that the United Kingdom will be in any way less united. Nor indeed does it mean that it will be any less European. We can find our voice in the world again. A voice that is commensurate with the fifth biggest economy on earth.