EU Referendum - RESULTS NIGHT / how are you voting poll

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Quick, somebody say TAKE BACK CONTROL!

  1. I am voting to REMAIN in the European Union

    78.3%
  2. I am voting to LEAVE the European Union

    1.2%
  3. I am not British but would vote to REMAIN

    18.1%
  4. I am not British but would vote to LEAVE

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I am British and I am NOT VOTING

    2.4%
  1. Eddie

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    I just fail to see how a sensible intelligent person could foresee a curb in free movement taking place (by voting Leave) without it having a massive impact on our economy. Or if he wasn't expecting change, then what was the point in voting Leave?
     
  2. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    That's what I don't understand either (see my post above).
     
  3. Ag

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    It was painted as scaremongering.

    Sensible Brexiters are still thrilled about the result, which I can't get my head round.
     
  4. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    Yes, but your brain doesn't just shut down when you hear the word "scaremongering". Surely you say: "OK what are the outcomes if we vote Leave? What will the EU realistically allow Britain to have?"
     
  5. Eddie

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    The "borders up" / "borders back" promise was appealing to a lot of Brexiters and not just the ignorant ones. The economic downfall was a secondary factor which they were clearly willing to forego.
     
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  6. big ron

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  7. Kate

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    And now the Leave voters have the nerve to WHINGE about being demonised - every Facebook post about the racist cuntery now has comments saying "WHAT ABOUT US? CALLING US ALL RACISTS IS HATE SPEECH!!" Oh do FUCK OFF AND DIE!
     
  8. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    I mean, surely everyone on the Leave side could foresee this:

     
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  9. Kate

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    It reminds me of every time there's something about violence against women, some DICKHEAD pops up to squeal WHAT ABOUT THE MENZ!!
     
  10. Gangsta Nancy Lam

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    I think a lot of English people believe Britain to be a bigger deal than it is. That's why there's such an attitude of entitlement. That's why we send horrible snarling bulldogs like Thatcher and Farage to talk for us, with mixed results. That's why people believed when leave campaigners flippantly suggested that the EU would roll over and let us have everything we want, even if it makes no sense at all.
     
  11. Gangsta Nancy Lam

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    Men's rights activists are the worst. If they care so much about circumcision, violence against men and male rape victims, why do they only seem to bring it up to attack people trying to argue for women's rights?
     
  12. VoR

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    I said it a few pages back, we need to start teaching less about WW2 and more about how awful the British Empire was in schools. We're a tragically delusional race.
     
  13. Kate

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    Oh absolutely. DELUSIONAL that we're still an EMPIRE
     
  14. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    Or why not teach POLITICS and ECONOMICS from an early age so people actually understand how the economy works and that political deals are not made by a mid-sized country throwing a tantrum and expecting the largest trading block in the world to roll over and say OK!
     
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  15. Kate

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    I've LONG thought that basic political theory should be taught in schools
     
  16. Ag

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    We're hardly the only ones. That Hitler film on Netflix displayed Germans to be just as ugly with their rhetoric when apparently given the freedom to do so.
     
  17. lolly

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    For a sizeable chunk of voters, I really don't think it did. The complexities and what ifs don't factor in to decision making in a single topic (to those voters) issue like this. I assume that's one of the reasons that turnout was so much higher than in an election as well.
     
  18. Loufoque

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    Well in that case, there is a major deficiency in our education system.
     
  19. Ag

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    I really want someone to start a topic about the divisive nature of this whole event, but I can't think how to angle it.
     
  20. RaspberrySwirl

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    Exactly, and that arrogance is very provacative to the rest of Europe.
     
  21. Shirley

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    Aww #WeLoveUKBecause is so sweet. I quite honestly feel quite teary.

     
  22. Penelope

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    It seemingly does for a large part of the population, which is why the SNP stuck to it so religiously during their referendum and why Leave stuck with it even moreso. I lost count of the amount of times I had to say during the referendum that 'Project Fear' wasn't an argument if things would actually get worse.
     
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  23. Breathe

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    I voted to stay in the end but now its over I wish everyone would just move on. What will be will be. I'm sick of all the doom and gloom talk. Nothing bad has happened yet. It might turn out to be great.
     
  24. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    Seen the exchange rate babe? Do you imagine there's lots of investment flowing into London at the moment? Or are investors pulling their money OUT at a rate of knots? What about all those towers currently being constructed? Reckon they'll be finished?
     
  25. Gangsta Nancy Lam

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    Our leading political parties are running around like headless chickens, racism is on the up and the economy is on the way down, but if you can find me something about this hideous situation to be optimistic about that would be great.
     
  26. Breathe

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    David Cameron resigning is no bad thing whatsoever, and the political parties needed a good shake up anyway. The racists have always been there but not everyone who wanted to leave is racist, immigration is a good thing but us having no control over it was ridiculous. The pound crashed as a result of brexit but it is already back on the way up, and the economy crashed while we were in the E.U. and we all survived. Nobody is going to die because we are out of the E.U., people should just wait and see what happened before predicting the end of the world.
     
  27. Loufoque

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    RIP Jo Cox MP.
     
  29. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock wo ist der party?

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    I'd be willing to say that us being in the EU was part of the reason we survived the last economic downturn.
     
  30. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock wo ist der party?

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    People TAKE THE PISS out of people like myself that excelled in "Modern Studies" (a Scottish subject in schools, think contemporary politics and social issues... I was so good at it that I fucked up the exam but failing to realise there was a second question relating to what we had studied in class and still got a B by going FREESTYLE on another question I knew about) and did Public Policy with Social and Political Studies at uni.

    I think in terms of having a good sense of recent history and a day-to-day understanding of your local, national and supranational environment... it is more valuable than certain other traditional subjects!
     
  31. VoR

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    A US take

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0nTrs-HuuUc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I love how that stupid leave voter has now gone global :D
     
  32. Ag

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    The protest has ended up outside the House of Commons, live on Channel 4. I hope things slide off the scale. The imagery of a protest at Parliament is quite something.
     
  33. Breathe

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    So what's the worst that will happen if we don't survive? Will the U.K. be washed away by the sea with everyone in it?
     
  34. Loufoque

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    Those anti-immigrant voxpops. Fucking hell!
     
  35. Ag

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    Mass poverty.
     
  36. PJL

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    Well mass poverty is perhaps overstating it a bit, but let's say we're turning into Italy since Brexit, whereas before we were challenging Germany
     
  37. RaspberrySwirl

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    Blii Maher on Brexit:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tJnnCQKAuEE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    48% voted for sense and sensibilty, 52% voted for pride and prejudice.
     
  38. Eddie

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    Pretty much every BBC bulletin since the referendum has featured similar sound bites from the general populace...
     
  39. Shirley

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    I do hope so
     
  40. Loufoque

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    The woman at the end was quite something.
     

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