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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 24.06.2016, 21:47
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Top trending Google questions, after the result is announced... "What is the EU?" and "What happens if we leave it?". So much for an informed vote.

http://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-the...otes-to-leave/

Close to 100 pages on this thread and still little or no mention of the fact that many leave votes were just the actions of voters sick of being ignored doing anything to express their hatred of politicians.
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Nicola Sturgeon has already made the announcement re a new referendum for Scottish independence asap- wonder if NI will ask to join.
That's a fun thought. My two favourite places. But not quite sure how the Catholics in NI would feel about returning to a situation where (Ulster) Scots have all the power
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Old 24.06.2016, 22:01
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NI join Scotland? What an utterly daft thing to say.

NI to have a referendum to join a united Irish republic....more likely.
I.e. neither have a snowball's chance in...
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Old 24.06.2016, 22:04
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

http://onion.com/28ToaHr,

Sums it up
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Old 24.06.2016, 22:33
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I.e. neither have a snowball's chance in...
In Ireland they are struggling to get people to pay their water changes, let alone get them to pay the bill for NI
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Old 24.06.2016, 22:34
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Look who has decided Europe's faith in the next turbulent years....in case you have any doubts.


http://metro.co.uk/2016/06/24/people...ld-us-5965067/
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‘I hesitated for about a minute at the polling station and wasn’t sure at all on what to vote. My friend voted remain so I just thought they’ll counteract.’
The 19-year-old admitted that his vote was ‘definitely not informed’.
MORE: Young people are livid older generations ‘disinherited’ them by leaving the EU
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Ryan Williams, 19, from Lowestoft, says he regrets voting Leave (Picture: Ryan Williams)
Instead, he says, ‘I feel sick and wish we remained. I hate myself.’
Some of the things he told us he was hoping would come from Brexit would be ‘cheaper fuel, alcohol and less of the Calais drama.’

George Osborne is very upset about the EU referendum result
But after seeing a clip of Nigel Farage this morning, he’s been questioning his decision.
The college student said: ‘I want a revote so I can vote remain, I wish facts were clearer before I messed up my vote.
‘Should have been made to watch like a five minute facts video for both sides at the polling station to be honest.’
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Old 24.06.2016, 22:42
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Who has decided Europe's faith in the next turbulent years....in case you have any doubts.


http://metro.co.uk/2016/06/24/people...ld-us-5965067/
Sorry, but that's just the nature of democracy and referendums. There are always some uninformed voters. Especially with a 50%+ participation. But to somehow imply that these anecdotes mean the decision was taken solely by uninformed voters is ridiculous. I know plenty of people who made a very informed decision.
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Old 24.06.2016, 22:44
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I know plenty of people who made a very informed decision.
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But to somehow imply that these anecdotes mean the decision was taken solely by uninformed voters is ridiculous.
Exactly.

You do realise you too have anecdotal evidence, don't you?
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Exactly.
I was thinking as I typed, well, that's also anecdotal But that's exactly why anecdotal evidence — such as the Metro story you presented — isn't exactly worth beans! And certainly isn't proof of "who has decided Europe's faith [fate]"
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I was thinking as I typed, well, that's also anecdotal But that's exactly why anecdotal evidence — such as the Metro story you presented — isn't exactly worth beans! And certainly isn't proof of "who has decided Europe's faith [fate]"
Oh, thanks for correcting my spelling. And confirming what I just wrote.
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Old 24.06.2016, 22:53
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Oh, thanks for correcting my spelling. And confirming what I just wrote.
Did you not write: "Look who has decided Europe's faith in the next turbulent years....in case you have any doubts" and cite as evidence a Metro story about two people?
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Old 24.06.2016, 22:58
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Did you not write: "Look who has decided Europe's faith in the next turbulent years....in case you have any doubts" and cite as evidence a Metro story about two people?
Judging by your reply and plenty of other EF posts, I think it's pretty representative (the Metro story). I do believe that those who voted for Brexit have no idea about how EU functions or about UK's advantages of being an EU member over the years.
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Judging by your reply and plenty of other EF posts, I think it's pretty representative.
Thanks for the insult (based on what I don't know), but I can't see how 2 people are representative of over 33 million people.

Also: I didn't participate in the vote, so I don't think I could be taken as representing anything about it!
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Old 24.06.2016, 23:02
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The Onion is just brilliant

http://www.theonion.com/article/amer...-leader--53156

http://www.theonion.com/article/quee...-everyth-53157
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Old 24.06.2016, 23:03
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If only the remain campaigners spent all that effort to inform people of the reality of the situation, rather than scaring them with every threat under the sun. But I assume they already made up their strategy that it is more effective to scare rather than actually inform the serfs. How dare them think for themselves, eh?
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Thanks for the insult
Enjoy it! I'm getting used to it now, having enjoyed a whole day of being the only pro-Brexit person most of my friends know.

Tasty nuggets include: "you disappoint me"; "hope you're happy now"; "words fail me" and, my favourite: "you didn't know any better because of your lower middle class midlands background".

The last one sums up why Remain lost more eloquently than a thousand Guardian opinion columns.

They'll get over it - but I've got a long memory.
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The best part is that I don't even support Brexit! I just think the idea of painting all Brexit supporters as ignoramuses is, well, ignorant.
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I just think the idea of painting all Brexit supporters as ignoramuses is, well, ignorant.
The Remain supporters did a better job of promoting Brexit than the ones who were supposed to be promoting it.

They clearly haven't learnt their lesson. If they don't wise up soon, their next surprise will cost them a lot more than their cheap plumbers and supermarket Brie.
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The Remain supporters did a better job of promoting Brexit than the ones who were supposed to be promoting it.

They clearly haven't learnt their lesson. If they don't wise up soon, their next surprise will cost them a lot more than their cheap plumbers and supermarket Brie.
What about Russell Brands theory that the 'candidate' with the most money wins the election,

I wonder how much each of the campaigns spent.
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Old 24.06.2016, 23:26
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What about Russell Brands theory that the 'candidate' with the most money wins the election,

I wonder how much each of the campaigns spent.
I said "supporters", not "campaigns".
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