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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 24.06.2016, 19:27
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The future of Britain...





...I really wish you all the best!
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It seems to me that the cart is being put before the horse.

So far, nothing is official. The vote did not trigger Article 50. It is for the government to do that.

So as long as they have not been officially informed, the EU does not officially know anything yet. They are reacting to an internal consultation that does not have any formal binding force. Thus stripping British commissioners of their jobs or excluding Britain from formal meetings is a questionable tactic.
I agree, but I don't think that will stop them from making knee-jerk reactions. Look what happened after the "MEI" vote here.

Sure, it was "binding" in the sense it ordered the government to re-negotiate agreements, but Brussels jumped in immediately and started swinging and changing the rules on Erasmus and Horizon 2020.
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Old 24.06.2016, 19:31
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Meanwhile In Glastonbury..

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maintenant nous exportons surtout des touristes ivres et du vomi !

nowadays we mainly export drunk tourists and sick (puke) !
They left the uk sobre and vomit-free.

Drunkenness and sickness is value added while abroad.
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You had me wondering what Madame Marine has to do with it.
She is of course already at it- asking for a referendum for France- as we all knew she would
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The future of Britain...





...I really wish you all the best!
I have to admit Farage has better teeth than I thought..

Here is another one

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Old 24.06.2016, 20:20
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It seems to me that the cart is being put before the horse.

So far, nothing is official. The vote did not trigger Article 50. It is for the government to do that.

So as long as they have not been officially informed, the EU does not officially know anything yet. They are reacting to an internal consultation that does not have any formal binding force. Thus stripping British commissioners of their jobs or excluding Britain from formal meetings is a questionable tactic.
Well it is their club that UK has voted to leave.
Like any club they can draw their own conclusions and change their rules at any time.

Might not be fair but it is reality.
They have nothing to lose; the UK decision is clear and as the EU have warned multiple times it is irrevocable.

On their side they say they cannot live with uncertainty which may not be a great argument but understandable.

The UK decision is similar to your boss saying I am going to fire you; the date and conditions are not yet defined. Who wants live with such uncertainties?
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Old 24.06.2016, 20:23
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Brussels never did understand the word compromise.
But the UK did not vote to renegotiate; we voted to leave.
Where is a compromise possible? No shades of grey - black and white!
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The UK decision is similar to your boss saying I am going to fire you; the date and conditions are not yet defined. Who wants live with such uncertainties?
Well no, it's more like you telling your boss that you're going to resign but you're not sure when. S/he would obviously be a little disconcerted and would most likely take his/her own action to inject a little normalcy and predictability into the situation.
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Welcome Brit EFers to the world the rest of us non-EU EFers live in. Applying for jobs as a non-EU/second-class citizen.
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Old 24.06.2016, 21:16
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Old 24.06.2016, 21:23
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Interesting factoid: according to polls, 92% of Americans want expanded background checks for gun buyers, yet senators voted down the four gun control bills that were introduced immediately after the Orlando shooting. They simply ignored the will of 92% of the electorate.

So just 52% of the British electorate want to leave the EU...
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The whole thing is in flux. The EU will not be the same next year as it is today. I wouldn't invest so much in the status quo as it stands. Everybody will have to stay zen about the whole thing from here on. You can start by not believing everything and everyone you read or hear on the Internet, newspapers nor TV.
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The whole thing is in flux. The EU will not be the same next year as it is today. I wouldn't invest so much in the status quo as it stands. Everybody will have to stay zen about the whole thing from here on. You can start by not believing everything and everyone you read or hear on the Internet, newspapers nor TV.
What an insightful post, Phos.
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Trump. What a frickin' moron.

He arrived in Scotland today and tweeted the attached. Clearly, he has a wonderful grip on foreign policy. Scotland voted REMAIN, 62% to 38%.

Then again, what do you expect from an illiterate who subsequently tweeted "Self-determination is the sacred right of all free people's..."
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Top trending Google questions, after the result is announced... "What is the EU?" and "What happens if we leave it?". So much for an informed vote.

http://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-the...otes-to-leave/

Close to 100 pages on this thread and still little or no mention of the fact that many leave votes were just the actions of voters sick of being ignored doing anything to express their hatred of politicians.
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That's a fun thought. My two favourite places. But not quite sure how the Catholics in NI would feel about returning to a situation where (Ulster) Scots have all the power
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NI join Scotland? What an utterly daft thing to say.

NI to have a referendum to join a united Irish republic....more likely.
I.e. neither have a snowball's chance in...
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