Personally I have mixed views about leaving and staying, but I prefer in. What about the rest of you?
Thoughts regarding Great Britain leaving the EU?
What Girls Said 1
I prefer in1
What Guys Said 18
Personally, I would have preferred it if Britain had remained an EU member. I'm not from Britain, so it doesn't directly concern me but I believe the decision will have a lot of bad consequences on the UK. Most of the things that the "leavers" talked about were actually not true. For example immigration will remain JUST THE SAME after this decision. Nothing will change. How do I know this? I'm from Switzerland. We're not in the EU. BUT we still have to obey the EU laws and immigration. If we didn't, the EU would simply tell us "you know what Switzerland, go fuck yourself. Find someone else to trade with". No country can afford that. Neither Switzerland, nor Norway, nor Great Britain.
The main thing that will change for Britain is the economic stuff. And here, the changes will be bad. The UK will still have to obey the EU regulations without having a say in the EU parliament.
The EU-referendum in the UK reminded me a little of when the Swiss people passed a referendum to make minarets illegal in 2009. There's absolutely no rational reason to ban minarets. It didn't make us safer, it doesn't have any influence on the muslims (mosques are obviously still legal), everything remains exactly the same. The only difference is that it makes some conservative people FEEL better. It's an emotional thing. The same goes for the EU referendum. None of the "leavers" actually cared about facts, numbers, truths etc. What mattered to them were feelings. They had this idea of the EU as evil dictatorship and now they're happy they've "freed" themselves. It's pointless to even argue with these people because they are inaccessible for rational arguments. They just want to feel better.2
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My toughts, its too early for anything. The main push to get a referendum was because of immigration. Then how the EU was able to exert itself, people making decisions were unelected, EU has become federalist. Which obviously many people weren't happy about.
I voted to remain in EU. I respect the decision people made, it was unfortunate it was huge disparity between older generation and younger generation. I voted to remain in EU but I still wasn't happy with mass immigration from EU, and Germany's handling of refugee crisis, Germany imposing that on other states.
The biggest concern now is the economy. The fear was 'The City' bankers would now leave the EU, other companies may follow. What are negotians with EU going to be like. Does UK actually have what it takes to go alone, what about BRIC nations. Norway still had to accept freedom of movement, this was the main contention so how would EU react to that.
Next few months will determine what happens, its still too early. Markets are shaky obviously that was predicted hopefully they bounce back.1
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We should NOT accept a vote that was 'won' under false pretences, the leave campaigners lied in their financial claims, lied about immigration and lied about the democracy in the EU.
They did not morally win, why were they allowed to lie to the people, without robust refutation of their claims? Why did the electoral commission not have the ability to correct the misleading claims.
The leave brigade have no right whatsoever to claim victory, and the senior politicians involved know it, they lied about everything and the responses from both Labour and conservative politicians were pathetic.
How can anybody 'win' a referendum that was full of misleading crap, if their claims had not been allowed the public would not have been mislead and the result would have been, decisively, to remain.
I am, disgusted,
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Preferred in, but not too bothered. Wish the leavers had some kind of definitive plan laid out before the vote rather than, "Oh we'll see how it goes".
Chances are though since it's non-legally binding, it's going to be buried under miles of red tape. We'll be "out" of the EU but end up with essentially a similar deal.1
They let themselves be fooled.
They deserve to be out of the EU.
Farewell, no bye, bye. Enjoy the Commonwealth and the USA.1
it will be great for the country.2
I say good luck to the UK's and the world's economy, RIP in peace1
It was a good move.1
Good for them1
'Can someone say Balkanization1
Honestly I'm surprised it took you guys this long.0
I think the UK should be on their own. Why deal with the other European countries, their problems & economies.
To me it's like if the US & Canada combined that would be OK, but the US & Mexico wouldn't work out to well.3
idc and i have no idea what UE is1