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Old 03.11.2016, 22:11
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Good article from the Indy right now pointing out what has often been said on this debate: that if there a revote now then remain would win, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7395811.html

What is interesting is remain would win 51-49 on current surveys. So if we do force a second referendum and this is the result, how would the U.K. represent the wishes of the 49% ? We are, let us not forget, cintinually reminded that currently the losing 48%'s wishes are not being respected in the current leave process.
Believe what you will. Iirc all the polls were predicting Remain would win by a fairly large margin last time around and were proved wrong.

And what wishes do you think should be respected? The UK operates on a majority voting system, what the "losers" may wish for doesn't come into consideration. Never has and never will. Did the minority who voted no to continuing in the Common Market in 1975 get any consideration? No.

If Remain had won do you think Mr. Cameron would have gone back to the EU and tried to win more concessions on controlling immigration from the EU, looser ties between EU countries, etc, to make the Leave voters more happy? No, he would have gotten what he wanted and it would be carry on and never mind those who lost.

The only reason the subject keeps getting brought up is because the goverment/politicians didn't get the result they wanted or expected. If the vote had been the other way around we'd all be busy discussing other things, having put the vote out of our minds by now. It's way past time for the "losers" to do just that and let the goverment get on with triggering Article 50 and taking us out of the EU.
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