Brexit

Discussion in 'Politics' started by BlackBillBlake, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Evidently there's a petition already for a second referendum that has had a huge number of people signing, but I don't think it's at all likely.

    The differences between Scots and English culture do exist but they're not insurmountable. I actually know a couple of people who have moved there over the years and they seem to like it.
     
  2. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    What about Wales? What's the situation there? And what kind of reaction do you expect from the UK part of Ireland?
     
  3. Ja90

    Ja90 Member

    Can't Barrage the Farage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aZi1RXe9kY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLeFfiYgcro

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  4. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    That's what I'd like to know too.
     
  5. Balbus

    Balbus Super Moderator Super Moderator

    [SIZE=12pt]I’m getting drunk and it’s never a good thing to post on the internet been so – but the people reaction here in Hackney is – fuckI can’t fucking believe itwe’re fucked and if only I was in the US I’d have a gun to shoot myself, if only in the foot. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=12pt]Ok not the last one – but…fuck…fuck…double fuck…fucky mcfuck face…oh fuck…I’m drunk…oh fuck[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=12pt][edit] sorry but my kid will have to live with this fuck up[/SIZE]
     
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  6. Eleven

    Eleven Member

    England has given so many gifts to the world, I'm disappointed not everyone here appreciates them:

    democracy
    capitalism
    the industrial revolution
    rule of law

    and above all

    helping stop the psychopaths who took over Germany from taking over the entire planet.

    God save the fucking Queen!
     
  7. Chigurh

    Chigurh Member

    Jesus christ that is funny.
     
  8. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    Nobody in the UK will ever have a better reason to get drunk as shit.

    Chuck Todd (NBC) is saying based on exit poll demographic data, the UK vote was an urban / rural split, just like the Donald Trump phenomenon in the US. Urban people want to move forward, rural people want to return to the past.

    France, Italy, Holland, and Denmark are all talking about exit votes of their own, according to the BBC.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36615879
     
  9. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    Don't forget the famous English philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
     
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  10. 6-eyed shaman

    6-eyed shaman Ad-hominem receiver

    Soon there will be a Frexit, Grexit, and a Swexit
     
  11. katkin

    katkin Member

    I can't believe the result today, not just from Britain, but from Wales! I've gone from feeling so proud of my country to finally play in the UEFA to utter shame in how some of the people have decided to vote. People here are obviously feeling desperate or vulnerable, I feel this was a decision for people informed properly of what the consequences were, and the one person who (even though I had not elected) should have made this decision, but chose instead to coward away, our prime minister.
     
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  12. 6-eyed shaman

    6-eyed shaman Ad-hominem receiver

    Followed by a Spexit, a Czexit, a Polexit, an Italeave, an Ireleave, and more
     
  13. Mr.Writer

    Mr.Writer Senior Member

    I think the most disheartening part of this all is that the vote was pretty much exactly down the middle . . . it's not like 80% of the country united for the motion . . . rather the country is completely split in two on this most fundamental point. Reminds me of the democrat/republican split in the USA . . . such a disharmonious population can never know real unity.
     
  14. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    I just heard somebody bring up the fact that the border between the nation of Ireland and Northern Ireland, UK is soon to become a border between an EU country and a non-EU country. Due to UK concerns about immigration and imports, they will have to set up checkpoints with border guards, and you will have to show a passport. This could set back decades of progress in improving the overall political situation in Ireland, and could renew strong sentiment for reunification of the island.

    Was anybody talking about this before the vote?

    Like us, it's also somewhat regional; north vs. south, England vs. Scotland.
     
  15. ZenKarma

    ZenKarma Shuffling Realities Staff Member Super Moderator

    The Irish today are discussing a reunification between North and South, much needed and very long overdue. The Brits need to leave Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    We are witnessing the final end to the British Empire, and I am cheering for that!

    The history of abuse over the centuries is what has led our world to the state it is in.

    I also heard from some friends in London that the city is planning on becoming a separate nation-state soon. And that's where all the money is anyway... good job Britain with the self-destruct vote :)

    I am just hoping that this same strange set of astrological circumstances doesn't lead to the presidency of Trump here in the US.
     
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  16. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    Luxembail? Portu-go?
     
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  17. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    So many things to think about.

    Will the banking capital of Europe shift from London to Frankfurt?

    Will David Cameron be remembered by historians as having made the worst judgment call by any UK PM since the retirement of Neville Chamberlain?

    Would this vote have gone the same direction (or even taken place) if Obama had come up with a more effective Syria strategy?

    Will all the militant separatists in Northern Ireland pick up where they left off before the cease fire so many years ago?

    What will an independent Scotland's foreign policy be like?

    How will Putin react to a weakened EU?

    Are any UK voters upset over recent statements that future funds may not actually be diverted from EU dues to social programs? Do they fully understand that their votes were partially influenced by lies from politicians?

    In the next round of UK elections, who will be the big winners and losers?

    We've got a lot to think about over the next few months. :dizzy2:
     
  18. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice I Am Only An Egg Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I think it was Thomas Jefferson who warned of making big changes based on slim majorities...
     
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  19. 6-eyed shaman

    6-eyed shaman Ad-hominem receiver

    Now you're talking!
     
  20. TheGhost

    TheGhost Auuhhhhmm ...

    The brits will have to think about a lot of things. The Lisbon Treaty has an interesting clause that says that the UK will have no say whatsoever when it comes to deciding what it's future relationship with and the arrangement for withdrawal from the EU. The remaining member states will make that decision.

    Boris Johnson just said that "This does not mean that the United Kingdom will be any less European". Well, Boris the EU - of which you are no longer part - will now make that decision for you.
     

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