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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1125 on: June 15, 2017, 16:50:54 PM »
Half of us did.


Just over half actually mate 😉.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1126 on: June 15, 2017, 17:52:15 PM »
most of the majority are dead now, almost 12 months after the referendum ;)

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1127 on: June 15, 2017, 19:00:16 PM »

Just over half actually mate 😉.


A crazily small majority for such a major decision, anyway as long as there is a small glimmer of hope I'll fight on to save this Country from its self inflicted future decline.
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1128 on: June 15, 2017, 23:16:49 PM »

A crazily small majority for such a major decision

Well, a majority nonetheless. Staying in would also have been a major decision despite being the status quo, and that had a majority of less than 0.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1129 on: June 16, 2017, 09:43:39 AM »
If the youth engagement seen in the recent election had happened a year earlier, the vote would have been decisively to stay in I would imagine. 
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1130 on: June 16, 2017, 10:03:07 AM »
If the youth engagement seen in the recent election had happened a year earlier, the vote would have been decisively to stay in I would imagine.

Or if Corbyn had actively campaigned to remain.....
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1131 on: June 16, 2017, 12:17:54 PM »

A crazily small majority for such a major decision, anyway as long as there is a small glimmer of hope I'll fight on to save this Country from its self inflicted future decline.


So if it had gone the other way, would it still have been a crazily small majority then?

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1132 on: June 16, 2017, 13:45:36 PM »

So if it had gone the other way, would it still have been a crazily small majority then?

The majority for change of something so important should be much larger than the majority to stay. Plenty of examples where a 20%+ etc majority is required.
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1133 on: June 18, 2017, 22:23:47 PM »
But the EU is a dynamic, changing and rather volatile thing - the safe option is to leave. I'd have had a 20% margin necessary to stay, but fortunately it wasn't necessary.

Nice to hear the Chancellor confirm in unequivocal terms that we're leaving the single market and the customs union.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1134 on: June 19, 2017, 02:44:31 AM »
The majority for change of something so important should be much larger than the majority to stay. Plenty of examples where a 20%+ etc majority is required.


You can't call that democracy then!

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1135 on: June 19, 2017, 08:01:02 AM »
of course he can mate,  3/10 didn't vote in the referendum - perhaps they preferred the status quo of remaining in the EU?

Anyway, we're 'leaving' now apparently

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1136 on: June 19, 2017, 11:32:10 AM »
of course he can mate,  3/10 didn't vote in the referendum - perhaps they preferred the status quo of remaining in the EU?

Anyway, we're 'leaving' now apparently

The polling stations were open all day, and I can't imagine that a couple of million people were under the impression that abstentions counted as a "no" vote.

Anyway on an issue as important and fundamental as who governs you, a majority wanting change cannot just be ignored.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1137 on: June 19, 2017, 12:28:17 PM »
The arguments over Brexit will be going on decades after all the Is have been doted and the Ts crossed. Every up/down turn in the UK economy will be credited to/blamed on Brexit....I've upgraded my ambitions of becoming a Recluse to a Hermit 😑
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1138 on: June 19, 2017, 12:36:51 PM »
The arguments over Brexit will be going on decades after all the Is have been doted and the Ts crossed. Every up/down turn in the UK economy will be credited to/blamed on Brexit....I've upgraded my ambitions of becoming a Recluse to a Hermit 😑


wise move - I'm predicting a car crash.  All the soundings are that the UK negotiating team are completely unprepared for what is to come. Apparently half the team have left or not been re-elected.   And it's not as if the UK is in a position of strength anyway.
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1139 on: June 19, 2017, 14:07:06 PM »

wise move - I'm predicting a car crash.  All the soundings are that the UK negotiating team are completely unprepared for what is to come. Apparently half the team have left or not been re-elected.   And it's not as if the UK is in a position of strength anyway.
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