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

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No, I was referring to the Swiss culture of moving on and accepting a referendum result. They don't howl here for two years and demand a second vote because they didn't like the outcome of the first.

If we take the example of Swiss entering EU, there have been a number of votes, but there have been breaks of several years between them with the last being in 2001. Perhaps it's high time all you EU luvvies demand Switzerland has another chance to enter into Elysium .
Chronology of Swiss votes about the European Union:

3 December 1972: free trade agreement with the European Communities is approved by 72.5% of voters
6 December 1992: joining the European Economic Area is rejected by 50.3% of voters. This vote strongly highlighted the cultural divide between the German- and the French-speaking cantons, the Röstigraben. The only German-speaking cantons voting for the EEA were Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, which border on France and Germany.
8 June 1997: the federal popular initiative "negotiations concerning EU membership: let the people decide!" on requiring the approval of a referendum and the Cantons to launch accession negotiations with the EU (« Négociations d'adhésion à l'UE : que le peuple décide ! ») is rejected by 74.1% of voters.
21 May 2000: the Bilateral agreements with the EU are accepted by 67.2% of voters.
4 March 2001: the federal popular initiative "yes to Europe!" (« Oui à l'Europe ! ») on opening accession negotiations with the EU is rejected by 76.8% of voters.
5 June 2005: the Schengen Agreement and the Dublin Regulation are approved by 54.6% of voters.
25 September 2005: the extension of the free movement of persons to the ten new members of the European Union is accepted by 56.0% of voters.
26 November 2006: a cohesion contribution of one billion for the ten new member states of the European Union (Eastern Europe Cooperation Act) is approved by 53.4% of voters.
8 February 2009: the extension of the free movement of persons to new EU members Bulgaria and Romania is approved by 59.61% of voters.
17 May 2009: introduction of biometric passports, as required by the Schengen acquis, is approved by 50.15% of voters.
17 June 2012: the federal popular initiative "international agreements: let the people speak!" (« Accords internationaux : la parole au peuple ! ») on requiring all international treaties to be approved in a referendum launched by the Campaign for an Independent and Neutral Switzerland is rejected by 75.3% of voters.
9 February 2014: the federal popular initiative "against mass immigration", which would limit the free movement of people from EU member states, is accepted by 50.3% of voters.

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