The EU Referendum

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Should we leave the EU?

Poll ended at Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:12 pm

Yes
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No
9
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Total votes : 18

Re: The EU Referendum

Postby icy » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:49 am

Today is the day. Whatever the outcome, I hope it will be for the best.
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby Two sharp pencils » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:00 pm

icy wrote:Today is the day. Whatever the outcome, I hope it will be for the best.



I have voted but I don't think it will effect the outcome which I believe will be remain. In ten years time I hope we are not regretting today's vote.
 
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby JLP » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:23 pm

I voter remain. I got sick of the xenophobia from Farage and Johnson.
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby Elessar » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:22 pm

JLP wrote:I voter remain. I got sick of the xenophobia from Farage and Johnson.


I also voted remain.

However, I don't think we should be making this decision.
It is a very complicated issue that economists dedicate their careers to studying. I consider myself to have a reasonably decent brain, but there's no way I can make a fully informed decision on this. I don't think the majority of people are significantly more intelligent than me, so I think the same is true of them as well.

We vote for our MPs so that they can do their homework and make the decisions for us, so that we can get on with our own lives. We choose them to represent us and make decisions for us. We shouldn't be making political decisions like this ourselves. I saw a BBC article about how to vote, including details for how those with learning difficulties can get help. Seriously? An extremely complex socio-economical decision is potentially in the hands of people with learning difficulties?

People have been voting for completely inappropriate reasons. They vote to leave because they don't like Cameron; they vote to stay because they don't like Boris. These guys will be gone in ten years, but we'll still be dealing with the consequences of this referendum.

The blame should lie with Cameron for promising this referendum of course. It was a manifesto ploy to take away UKIP voters, and I think he wasn't expecting to have to go through with it because he thought he could agree to drop it as part of a Coalition.

Anyway, we've been given the vote. Let's hope we use it wisely.
 
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby JLP » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:51 pm

I think we could be out. Scarey.
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby icy » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:37 am

I am watching, and I'm so nervous! :nervous:
I won't give away what is predicted, but got to say I'm very shocked by what is predicted. Maybe I shouldn't be so shocked.
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby Elessar » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:50 am

Oh fuck.
 
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby CNB » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:21 am

Just turned my TV on after having it off for awhile. Surprising outcome!
IT'S LATE !!!!!
WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER !!!!!
SPREAD YOUR WINGS !!!!!
 
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby Kes » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:31 am

I guess it's a bit of a surprise to the financial markets, the pound's gone through the floor, and the currency exchanges won't even give you a price on euros and dollars at the moment. We'll just have to see what it stabilises at, later in the week.
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby icy » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:46 am

I'm just as shocked by the news about David Cameron that is breaking.
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby Elessar » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:50 am

Oh fuckkkkkkkk.

He was the only thing protecting us from Boris. Or Osbourne. Or Gove. Or HUNT.
 
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby Elessar » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:57 am

So we're looking for a new PM, and Obama will be out of work soon.

Is there any way we could make this happen?
 
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby icy » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:39 am

Elessar wrote:Oh fuckkkkkkkk.

He was the only thing protecting us from Boris. Or Osbourne. Or Gove. Or HUNT.

Yea, I'm concerned even more now.
Did Cameron ever say he would leave depending on the result?
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby Kes » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:36 am

He can't stay.

You can't have someone managing something they have spent the last six months saying that they don't believe in.

Osbourne probably won't go any further on the same grounds.

Boris Johnson becoming prime minister is almost as outrageous as Donald Trump becoming President of the USA. Boris is quite possibly a bigger buffoon, but in so, maybe a bit less dangerous.

I've got to wonder where Nigel Farage and the National Socialist party... Sorry, UKIP, go from here. Isn't that the way it goes? Economic depression; followed by a wave of xenophobic nationalism, followed by someone who rallies the troops, turns it around, and then starts ethnically cleansing out the perceived problem causers.

I find it a little ironical that the social group that tipped the balance here, seems to be the working classes of the North East. Funny that the EU was what was behind most of the workers rights and health and safety regulation. Still, no use crying over spilt milk.
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Re: The EU Referendum

Postby Leigh Burne » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:49 am

Kes wrote:Boris Johnson becoming prime minister is almost as outrageous as Donald Trump becoming President of the USA. Boris is quite possibly a bigger buffoon, but in so, maybe a bit less dangerous.

I could be totally wrong, but I'm pretty sure a lot of Boris' buffoonery is an act.
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