New Brexit thread (with added poll)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ric, 3 Sep 2017.

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If the Brexit referendum was held now, how would you vote?

  1. Remain

    408 vote(s)
    60.9%
  2. Leave

    245 vote(s)
    36.6%
  3. Undecided

    17 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. gavvo

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    First time ever I've being called oddly defensive :) Odd yes but rarely defensive. Seems to me you would like to follow the EU guidelines of keep asking the same question over and over again until you get the answer you want. Let me ask you this, if you got your wish of another referendum and people voted to remain, and people like me were cheesed off, would you then be prepared to accede to my request for a third referendum ?
     
  2. Uncle Wally One Ball

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    Ive met a good few last word freaks, but fair play, you are the first first word freak i have come across.
     
  3. JWBlueman

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    You'll do for me.
     
  4. Mëtal Bikër

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  5. gordondaviesmoustache

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    I am, and 'remain', a resolute Remainer, but I'll readily accept the will of the people. A significant number of voters are, and will remain, deeply unhappy with the notion of the EU in its current form.

    What I cannot abide, however, is the intellectual dishonesty/rank stupidity of trying to argue that black is white. Numerous Leavers repeatedly proclaimed that the rest of the EU, once we left, would be desperate to trade with us, irrespective, and that we were in possession of the whip hand. Anyone who, like me, had operated in the commercial world, in any meaningful sense, would have realised that this was an utter lie.

    We're holding next to no cards; the EU has the whip hand.

    Leave or Remain, that is the reality.

    Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool.

    Any moaning that arises from that reality, is akin to complaining about the effect gravity has on your tits/goolies.
     
  6. steviemc

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    That's the rub. Very well put.

    What annoys me is the often touted fallacy that people were either mis-informed or lacked intelligence when they voted. It's one of those modern politically correct issues that many of those wanting another referendum are thinking, but daren't say. Self-importance (or delusions of grandeur) in the extreme.
     
  7. steviemc

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    But that could be so wrong. I have many colleages who operate in the commercial world - and they and I disagree with you. Why is your opinion the right one? How can you have such future economic certainty?

    Remeber. Professor Richard Portes (London Business School), Lord Currie (London Business School), Professor Chris Pissarides (London School of Economics), Professor Peter Spencer (University of London). Niall Fitzgerald (Unilever), Chris Gent (Vodafone), Michael Bishop (British Midland) and Nick Scheele (Ford Europe) all wanted us to take on the Euro.

    All of the above now accept that their economic beliefs or guidance was either presumptious, ill-conceived ot just plain wrong.

    I can't claim to have the credentials of those above, however I've seen enough to refrain from any such notion of economic cetainty. It very rarely exists.
     
    Last edited: 4 Sep 2017
  8. nimrod

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    The first post in this thread that is indirectly insulting, and soon after Ric has stated "it would be nice etc.."

    Just because this poster calls people fools doesnt mean they actually are. But interesting to note how long it took.
     
  9. vonkeynotvenky

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    Some people who wanted to remain can't be civil about the result of the vote quoting almost supernatural premonitions on how things are going to turn out. Remain voters aren't more intelligent, better educated or indeed more able to tell the lies from the truth...they are probably the ones that benefit financially from the status quo as is, the new socialists.
     
  10. SWP's back

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    Still remain.
     

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