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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 30.03.2017, 12:31
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Social media, as in YouTube+Facebook+Tweeter are already more important than printed media.


Thing is that all of those three were against Brexit, atleast the owners of those companies.... they were allowing unlawful copyright claims against Brexiters.....


I am gonna tell you something, if the english youth had woken up early and participated on the vote, the Stayers might have won... just because of the social media.
Ah social media the real home of fake news

"they were allowing unlawful copyright claims against Brexiters." I assume, as usual, this is one of your fantasies and you cannot provide a source?
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Old 30.03.2017, 12:36
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Are you suggesting that children should have the right to vote?
only the ones who are pro EU.
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Old 30.03.2017, 12:37
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Are you suggesting that children should have the right to vote?
They're probably more informed that the average member of the British electorate.
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Old 30.03.2017, 12:59
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They're probably more informed that the average member of the British electorate.
In that children tend to base decisions on emotions as opposed to facts.
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Old 30.03.2017, 13:05
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Are you suggesting that children should have the right to vote?
Well they could not do any worse?
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Old 30.03.2017, 13:19
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Yeah fine - I hadn't realised that it had lost so much traction - I guess I've been out of the UK too long.
Maybe.
Personally, I'd include the Independent even though it is online only these days, Reuters, I and The New European.
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Old 30.03.2017, 13:23
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In that children tend to base decisions on emotions as opposed to facts.
Be careful what you wish for...

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One unintended consequence is that I now have 33 10-year-old fact-checkers in my classroom that I’ve empowered to call me out if I’m sharing fake news.
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Probably more pro EU. The younger generation are typically more engaged with social media, and according to the vote demographics published after the vote there was definitely a trend towards younger people voting remain and older people voting leave.
I always take issue with such trends and 'data'. It goes a way to remove the secrecy of the ballot box, is often stunningly inaccurate and has repercussions. I don't know a single person over 50 who voted Leave. Not one! But we've all been accused of it by Millennials who didn't even get out of bed to exercise their basic rights. It went all Kevin & Perry for a while there.

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*cough* according to my nieces, you don't "do" Facebook unless you are really old, like uh, 30 or something.

Facebook leads you into weird, dark places. I replied to a friend's post last night and got loads of replies from a bunch of very strange people in Spain. Turns out his post was picked up and linked to a Brits in Spain page. Some of those people were posting about getting rid of Scotland, Wales and N.I. to offset the costs of Brexit.

Now, my mate's read great chunks of this thread and I've read chunks of the Spanish one and believe me, this thread is extremely (and thankfully) tame compared with that.
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Mainstream media -- whatever that means (well, actually, that's easy -- it's any media with a viewpoint that differs to the person babbling on about "msm" -- estefan02, in this case).
Nice Keep the attacks on, apparantly they are on topic when it is you doing the axing.... Mainstream media is the most vanilla most accesible most marketable and easiest to accept babyfood media there is.


MSM=Why Remainers and Elitists still dont believe that they lost, you better start spreading your cheeks for Le Pen!
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Old 30.03.2017, 13:45
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Agreed- although stats show that young people DID vote in large numbers.

My sympathy though does go to the youngsters under 18, many of whom are now of voting age, and those younger- who did not have a chance to vote for their future. Whilst 1000s of the oldies who did vote leave are now gone- and 1000s more will not have to live with the consequences. Like those expats who have moved away with no intention ever to go back- and who had the right to vote.
What about the under 18's at the time of the 1975 referendum that have suffered the consequences of Britons membership in the EU since 1973. How are todays children any different?
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Old 30.03.2017, 13:53
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According to the figures released by the National Statistics Office...of the 18-24 year olds eligible to vote; 76% actually registered to vote, however of that 76% only 24% actually voted.
So, I may be older, but its my future too and if the young'uns actually bothered to take an interest and remove their eyes from their smartphones or selfie sticks...they could have made a difference.....personally, I'm happy with the result
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Old 30.03.2017, 14:22
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In that children tend to base decisions on emotions as opposed to facts.
And the grownups don't? I've only followed the pre-vote fight from a large distance but to me it couldn't possibly have been even more emotional.
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And the grownups don't? I've only followed the pre-vote fight from a large distance but to me it couldn't possibly have been even more emotional.
Absolutely.
The first time someone tells you that your partner should eff off back where they came from, it sticks in your craw. For all the millions upon millions of Leave voters who are not racist, not bigots and not xenophobes, the small percentage that are were louder.

No political decision should have the potential to rip families apart.
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Old 30.03.2017, 14:56
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No political decision should have the potential to rip families apart.
It would sem to me the ripping apart of families is not so much a result of the vote itself as it is of people not accepting the outcome.

Maybe there were some racists who had their coming uppance. But disillusioned remain voters who go around proclaiming that all leave voters are racists need to restore some reality.
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The first time someone tells you that your partner should eff off back where they came from, it sticks in your craw.

Go and live in Greece for a bit. You'll hear it so often it won't bother you after a while.
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Old 30.03.2017, 15:13
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It would sem to me the ripping apart of families is not so much a result of the vote itself as it is of people not accepting the outcome.

Maybe there were some racists who had their coming uppance. But disillusioned remain voters who go around proclaiming that all leave voters are racists need to restore some reality.
You really think it would have been any different if Remain won? Farage made that pretty clear on vote night.
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Old 30.03.2017, 15:15
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Nice Keep the attacks on, apparantly they are on topic when it is you doing the axing.... Mainstream media is the most vanilla most accesible most marketable and easiest to accept babyfood media there is.


MSM=Why Remainers and Elitists still dont believe that they lost, you better start spreading your cheeks for Le Pen!
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""they were allowing unlawful copyright claims against Brexiters." I assume, as usual, this is one of your fantasies and you cannot provide a source?"

No source then

Did you miss the post that proved majority msm supported Brexit?
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Old 30.03.2017, 15:19
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No source then

Did you miss the post that proved majority msm supported Brexit?
He might have a bit of trouble answering for the next few days.
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Old 30.03.2017, 15:33
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... But disillusioned remain voters who go around proclaiming that all leave voters are racists need to restore some reality.....
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Absolutely.
.....For all the millions upon millions of Leave voters who are not racist, not bigots and not xenophobes.....
Only a small percentage were; luckily it is easy to recognise them.

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It comes as Theresa May attempted to win over the French and other Europeans by writing to them directly.
Source

May's letters are seen as an attempt to divide and conquer the EU - "Perfidious Albion ".
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He might have a bit of trouble answering for the next few days.
Then I forgive her
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