Daily Echo editor Andy Martin and audience and content editor Will Frampton are going head-to-head on Brexit. Yesterday, Will argued that Britain must leave the EU. Andy has a very different opinion...

ONE of the numerous iron laws of politics is that governments and politicians rarely keep their promises.

Sometimes they simply can't and sometimes they simply don't want to.

Therefore we should not too surprised or indeed alarmed from a democratic point of view if Brexit is not delivered and we stay in the European Union.

When we the voters screw up in a general election, we can if we choose put thing right next time round.

But implementing the referendum result is forever, or decades at least.

And you have to be in denial not to recognise it was a desperately flawed and unhappy process, distorted by blatant lies, half truths and gross distortions. It was fiasco, a travesty.

You also have to be in denial, or alternatively have not the slightest interest in the issue, not to be worried about the clear, deep and long term damage to the economy that will result from leaving the EU. Jobs, investment, prosperity.

Claims that failure to ensure Brexit will lead to a surge in right wing extremism are simply scare tactics.

To hear Jacob Rees-Mogg delivering such warnings would be vaguely amusing were it not so serious issue.

Churchill once said that the most powerful argument against democracy was spending five minutes with the average voter.

And casting my mind back to my days studying A Level British Constitution, I was reminded of Edmund Burke's assessment of the difference between a representative and a delegate in the context of members of parliament.

He wrote to his constituents in the 1800s: "Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion."

And that is the essence of the role of an MP. They are delegates. And flaws of the referendum process give little legitimacy to the mandate.

So 'Remain' MPs in leave constituencies can do their duty and exercise that judgement.

They will be acting in the national interest and they can save the country from itself.

Today I am visiting Auschwitz.

It remains one of the powerful symbols of the inhumanities of World War Two, which was itself one of the principal reasons for the founding of what is now the European Union.

In the madness of Brexit, we have lost sight of a great many things.