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Old 06-24-2016, 02:42 AM   #1
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UK likely to leave EU

I really can't believe we've voted for it... and the lies told by the Leave camp are already unwinding. No new money for the NHS, it will likely be needed to guard against the austerity needed by leaving for the next few years. Probably can't keep EU workers from coming into the country.

Pound down against the dollar by 10%. World markets dropping by almost the same amount. The UK economy has lost this morning in value more than 40 years worth of EU contributions. Scotland will likely press to go independent again considering how Remain it voted overall.

It's a complete fustercluck

The best equivalent I can really think of is Texas successfully becoming independent from the rest of the US. But that's on a far smaller scale than this here.
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:49 AM   #2
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The best equivalent I can really think of is Texas successfully becoming independent from the rest of the US. But that's on a far smaller scale than this here.
Not at all. Since when is Britan comparable to ... Tex... Lol...

As someone who does business with folks in London, I for one welcome a cheaper pound...

But seriously, everyone's shocked. I doubt it will stick.

EDIT: Holy ****, Cameron Just resigned? Damn, next up, President Trump.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:03 AM   #3
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Hopefully this won't come to fruition.

A friend of mine lives in Manchester, and she is really worried about this as her living situation would be a whole lot worse if UK leaves EU. And as this is happening she can't exchange Pounds into NOK as she is visiting Norway in August, she was literally laughed at by the people at the exchange counter.



Edit: ... Oh ****...

Pound down by 8%

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Old 06-24-2016, 03:18 AM   #4
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Hopefully this won't come to fruition.

A friend of mine lives in Manchester, and she is really worried about this as her living situation would be a whole lot worse if UK leaves EU. And as this is happening she can't exchange Pounds into NOK as she is visiting Norway in August, she was literally laughed at by the people at the exchange counter.



Edit: ... Oh ****...

Pound down by 8%
Down by 12% earlier...

Sometimes I wish I better understood money markets. You know some suit just cashed in huge in the last three hours.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:19 AM   #5
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Hopefully this won't come to fruition.
If they don't abide by the will of the people, they will only bring about a national uprising and there will be riots (need I remind you what happened over Tuition fees?)

This is going to happen. If they were just going to ignore it, Cameron wouldn't have resigned.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:23 AM   #6
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A two percent majority vote is hardly the will of the people.

The map is incredible, literally a split yes/no right across the middle.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:26 AM   #7
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:32 AM   #8
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Just saying...




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Old 06-24-2016, 03:49 AM   #9
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Scotland and Ireland voted to stay, wonder how this will affect the union.

Boris "stole Trump's old toupee" Johnson could replace Cameron... It's like the racist assholes that drags everyone else with them down the gutter wants UK to become a living hell.
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:42 AM   #10
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Is it really a race war, or a culture war? I see conflicting presentations of race relations in England. We have a sliding scale here, but it's always in the air. The English seem to be more tolerant of skin color, but less so of religion, and immigration just in general.

A dude on Bloomberg was saying that Scotland needs immigrants to sustain its economy, which is why it voted the way it did.
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Old 06-24-2016, 05:04 AM   #11
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All countries need migration. Either skilled workers that the country in question does not have enough of, or people willing to work for minimum wage (or below in some cases) because the indigenous population don't want to lower themselves to perform such tasks. Cleaners, nannies, bar staff... parking attendants

The old folks and the "have nots" just see too many people coming into this country and wanted to stop that, hence voting Leave so "we can control our borders". Ignoring the fact that more people from outside the EU enter the UK each year than from within the EU. The country is always changing, unstoppably, and evidently those two demographics didn't like it.

"They're taking our jobs!" - well see above.

"They're taking our benefits!" - immigrants have to be here at least three months first before they can, and if they are working, how can they be doing both?! Okay, so if they are working they can claim housing benefits, but that's like any regular UK citizen can. It's not like they are getting mysterious benefits that UK citizens cannot.

Frankly I'm most surprised by Wales, as it receives net EU money, and they voted out. At least Scotland and NI saw the reality.
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Old 06-24-2016, 05:15 AM   #12
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Nigel Farage admits promises of money going to the NHS in leave ads may have been a mistake


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Old 06-24-2016, 06:27 AM   #13
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Damn, next up, President Trump.
Will never happen.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:42 AM   #14
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Will never happen.
Next step of the denial phase: "I'm going to Canada"

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Old 06-24-2016, 06:43 AM   #15
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Good to know we're not the only nation with voting idiot majorities...
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:48 AM   #17
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So, Uk friends, seems like you may be getting Boris Johnson for PM....he reminds me alot of Trump. If our silly old and uneducated red neck people vote Trump in, they'll be good friends I bet.

Edit: scared old people. Scared poor people. Scared uneducated people. They all vote the same.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:47 AM   #18
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So, Uk friends, seems like you may be getting Boris Johnson for PM....he reminds me alot of Trump. If our silly old and uneducated red neck people vote Trump in, they'll be good friends I bet.
The Conservative party, as the party in government, gets to chose the nominees. If Boris isn't nominated, he can't become PM. So we'll await who gets nominated, and who then gets voted to be party leader. It isn't a shoe-in.

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Edit: scared old people. Scared poor people. Scared uneducated people. They all vote the same.
My brother is none of these three and yet he voted Leave
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:47 AM   #19
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I voted remain as changing everything will cost time and money. The UK is doomed. I hope Nandos isn't leaving the UK, I love Nandos.

I just can't believe that people who voted out are starting to regret it now. I want to ****ing kill them
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:03 AM   #20
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So Trump shot his mouth off again and oraised Scotland for breaking away. Scotland and Ireland voted to stay. Will this result in Great Brtain (England and Wales) to have their own country and Scotland becoming independent with Northern Ireland reuniting with Ireland?
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