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Re: Brexit
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2016, 12:58:35 AM »
How likely is this to further destabilize the UK, considering the results from Gibraltar, Scotland and Northern Ireland?
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2016, 01:02:44 AM »
How likely is this to further destabilize the UK, considering the results from Gibraltar, Scotland and Northern Ireland?
I think that we can say goodbye to the UK as an entity. Brexit was all about English xenophobia.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2016, 04:35:46 AM »
How likely is this to further destabilize the UK, considering the results from Gibraltar, Scotland and Northern Ireland?
I think that we can say goodbye to the UK as an entity. Brexit was all about English xenophobia.

You'll still have the Welsh.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2016, 05:24:38 AM »
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2016, 11:51:16 AM »
Seems there's a petition for a re-referundum - running at 2 000 000 odd sigs with + 150 000 per hour.

Haven't found the link yet.

If there is another one I hope that no politicking is allowed: no speeches, no debates, no arguing, no howling and no barking. Let us, the people, decide for ourselves.

Put Osbourne, Gove, Boris and Farage in a padded room 'til it's over.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2016, 12:41:30 PM »
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2016, 12:49:57 PM »
Everyone knew the vote was coming.  Basically everyone in the world who had his/her eyes open knew there was a vote on the UK leaving or remaining.  If someone didn't vote - tough.  I don't agree with immediate re-referendums.  People had their chance.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2016, 02:22:39 PM »
Everyone knew the vote was coming.  Basically everyone in the world who had his/her eyes open knew there was a vote on the UK leaving on remaining.  If someone didn't vote - tough.  I don't agree with immediate re-referendums.  People had their chance.
Agreed.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2016, 06:12:05 PM »
Of course, Luxembourg is one of the "Inner Six" and a founding member of the EU.  Had Asmo simply smitten it thoroughly years ago none of this would have occurred. The rest of Europe would have learned from his example.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2016, 01:33:13 AM »
Why do I get this feeling that all the mouthy Brexiteers are now trying to keep a low profile? Now denying that they offered this and that bright future for a "free" Britsin.

Perhaps they suddenly find that Pandora's box holds no treasures at all, just pain and misery.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2016, 02:03:20 AM »
I always knew leaving would bring big troubles short-term.  I think that in the long run we shall watch the chaos of a collapsing EU and be glad we got out of it.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2016, 02:30:26 AM »
Everyone knew the vote was coming.  Basically everyone in the world who had his/her eyes open knew there was a vote on the UK leaving or remaining.  If someone didn't vote - tough.  I don't agree with immediate re-referendums.  People had their chance.
Precisely. This petition stinks of "I didn't like the results. Do-over! DO-OVER!" While politicians are often comparable to kindergarteners, the rest of us really ought to have enough respect for each other's right to an opinion not to call for do-overs unless some serious flaws in the process have been demonstrated.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2016, 03:29:51 AM »
Everyone knew the vote was coming.  Basically everyone in the world who had his/her eyes open knew there was a vote on the UK leaving or remaining.  If someone didn't vote - tough.  I don't agree with immediate re-referendums.  People had their chance.
Precisely. This petition stinks of "I didn't like the results. Do-over! DO-OVER!" While politicians are often comparable to kindergarteners, the rest of us really ought to have enough respect for each other's right to an opinion not to call for do-overs unless some serious flaws in the process have been demonstrated.
It does stink of bad losers. I think the result was stupid but it is what it is and only time will the degree of stupidity.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2016, 07:01:23 AM »
My wife and I were discussing this and thought that maybe this should have been more than a simple majority vote.

Perhaps a 2/3 to pass instead, given the gravity it all.

Still, what's done is done.

Move on!

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2016, 07:06:20 AM »
Of course, the referendum was not legally binding and they'll wriggle and squirm to try and find some way out.