"Democracy" was at best only an illusion and the last ditch attempt by those who care here in the uk in getting us out of "Europe" (the Beaurocracy of unelected "Europe") was a laudible attempt at restoring it to an extent.
As to what happens next ? There are two classic attempts at forecasting, by persons of foresight;
Brave New WOrld (Huxley)
But I don't think either of them foresaw the level of power wielded by "Social Pressure Groups" in controlling policies and Bullying and silencing the voices of the many !
Where that is going in the future is indeed a real concern for freedom and democracy both !