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

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Not really. If your situation is slowly but surly getting worse and worse, then you're probably better off bringing the whole system to a crash and forcing it to start over sooner rather than later. Better than a slow death.

None of them would know what to do with actual power. Euroscepticism is a reactionary ideology - if the UKIP ever actually got into government, they'd piss themselves.

I never suggested those people are not also full of s**t. It's like the argument that the EU is undemocratic - fine, make it democratic and invest power in the European Parliament - watch how quickly they go cold on democracy then.

I think they were completely surprised and have seen a successful exit from the EU, so far down the line that Brexit came as a complete shock.

No. They really would destroy a nation for their principles. We've just gone through about 30 years of Realpolitik, so you're probably not that familiar with quite how bat-s**t crazy the proponents of Idealpolitik are.

They'll strong-arm it through Parliament, of course. The present appeal is in the hope they don't have to go through all that hassle, but if they have to they will and while some will rebel, many will remember what happened to Zac Goldsmith when he voted against his constituency, on the subject.
"many will remember what happened to Zac Goldsmith when he voted against his constituency" Except there were 72 Tory constituencies who voted Remain
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