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    Best insult ever?


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    I know I don't have anything at stake, nor do I grasp the inner machinations of current British Politics, but I'm still in favor of Brexit for one reason. You guys had a referendum, and what does it say if that just gets ignored. It sets a bad precedent if you can actually have such a referendum and it ultimately is meaningless.

    Is actually Brexiting the right move for the UK? I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike R View Post
    I know I don't have anything at stake, nor do I grasp the inner machinations of current British Politics, but I'm still in favor of Brexit for one reason. You guys had a referendum, and what does it say if that just gets ignored. It sets a bad precedent if you can actually have such a referendum and it ultimately is meaningless.
    Playing Devil's Advocate for a minute though, the referendum outcome was 52 vs 48%, which is almost close enough to be within a statistical margin of error.
    The question was arguably too simplified, and neither side really knew how it was going to work, so a lot of untruths were used in the campaigns.
    The opposition are moving towards the idea that we should have a second vote, either to reconfirm whether the nation still want Brexit, knowing what they do now, or a vote on whether to accept whatever deal is agreed.

    Unfortunately after 3 years of stalemate any option seems a bad option at the moment, as not enough thought was put in to what the results would mean before the referendum was called.
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here...

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    ^^^ Mike (squared) hmm...... I'm reminded of the apocryphal saying often attributed to Stalin (definitely, my favorite Megalomaniac): It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes!!

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