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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%
Voters: 212. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 26.06.2016, 00:04
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Yup, there has been a hilarious amount of over-reacting that I have seen on social media ,as though the apocalypse has arrived and the four horsemen are now riding throughout the lands.

The desire for a remote also has me in stitches. We asked for a referendum, we got one, and now that people don't like the result they want to hold it again and impose conditions that sway the vote to one side? Yeah, that's democracy alright.


As entertaining as EF isn't it.


Particularly the younger people who seem to have confused clicking a "Like" button with voting.
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:05
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As entertaining as EF isn't it.


Particularly the younger people who seem to have confused clicking a "Like" button with voting.
That's what I've said to several of my Remain friends: don't get mad at me. Get mad at the lazy bastards who couldn't be bothered to vote.

Quite a lot of those lazy bastards are the ones that we now hear are "going to have to live longest with this decision".

Well, they should have thought of that before they rolled up that last spliff and sat back to watch the telly, shouldn't they?
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:07
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In three years of living here with monthly travels by car back to the UK....I've never been asked for i.d. at the Swiss border.....I usually return late or early hours so maybe the guards like an early night
This thread is about Brexit and you have to show your passport to enter UK, it does not have an open border.

Switzerland is in Schengen so you can enter Switzerland without showing your passport
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:07
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Nigel already backed away from one of the main Brexit planks

Good soundbites but a different reality

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7102831.html

I was 50/50. But now I am sure that this is bad for Britain. Had a confcall with one of my clients yesterday and was a couple of minutes early so heard the end of the call before. "They need us more than we need them".. Deutsche Börse re: London Stock Exchange. only the beginning
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That's what I've said to several of my Remain friends: don't get mad at me. Get mad at the lazy bastards who couldn't be bothered to vote.

Quite a lot of those lazy bastards are the ones that we now hear are "going to have to live longest with this decision".

Well, they should have thought of that before they rolled up that last spliff and sat back to watch the telly, shouldn't they?

The whining "They didn't explain it to us clearly enough!" Naja, when you are endowed with the intellectual capacity of a protozoa and the foresight of a snowflake there is only so much explaining will achieve.
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:13
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Buying financial products is generally bad news for the purchasers, banks should have been wound up rather than rescued, so this would seem like good news for consumers.
Problem seems mainly for business customers not consumers and products like Global Custody and Corporate Deposits; still I suppose Siemens can always keep their funds under the CEO's bed
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:18
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This thread is about Brexit
Seriously?
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I'm not 100% sure of these figures...but do recall that over 46 million people registered to vote.......roughly 34 million actually did, so where were the other 12 million? They can't all have been at Glastonbury surely?
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:26
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I'm not 100% sure of these figures...but do recall that over 46 million people registered to vote.......roughly 34 million actually did, so where were the other 12 million? They can't all have been at Glastonbury surely?
There were some really heavy and prolonged downpours in parts of the UK and some polling stations got flooded.

They did say they expected the turn out to be affected by the bad weather.
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:28
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They did say they expected the turn out to be affected by the bad weather.
As always.....I remember many a time sitting at a polling station wondering why voters just didn't buy a brolly.
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:29
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If people want to vote, they vote. End of.
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There were some really heavy and prolonged downpours in parts of the UK and some polling stations got flooded.

They did say they expected the turn out to be affected by the bad weather.


12 Million people who live on an Island that gets as much rain as they do couldn't make it to the most important event for at least one generation because of the weather?
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12 Million people who live on an Island that gets as much rain as they do couldn't make it to the most important event for at least one generation because of the weather?
Maybe they couldn't find their Wellies, poor things
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12 Million people who live on an Island that gets as much rain as they do couldn't make it to the most important event for at least one generation because of the weather?
Incredible isn't it?
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12 Million people who live on an Island that gets as much rain as they do couldn't make it to the most important event for at least one generation because of the weather?
as all 12 million would have voted for remain, it is an overwhelming victory after all.
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Incredible isn't it?
I think they were all stuck on either the Ring Road, or the magic roundabout. (well, a couple were down in the Pub)
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Is anyone else surprised that there haven't been calls for a recount?
Why would there be. The result is quite clear. It's not like you would expect to have wrongly counted a couple of million votes and got the result wrong.
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Figures emerging that suggest only 25% of 18 - 25 year olds voted....so they won't be complaining then will they? Won't be blaming the older generation; the weather; being too busy; forgetting (?) etc etc
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I assume the UK can take the prerogative to take as long as they want to invoke Article 50. I assume Article 50 is not something the EU can invoke on behalf of the UK, and the EU will have to respect all agreements as they stand today until the UK invokes it.
Yup. Currently the ball is in the UK's court. I guess the MPs will be off on their holidays soon so probably earliest would be late this year or early next year.

Tactically, it may pay off to delay so that there is time for the French elections and see if France gets a referendum too and chooses out.
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