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Surprised - but looking good!

Please don't punish us for our wish for liberty. :roll:

If this goes as predicted , I'm so proud of the bravery of the people of England, Wales and Cornwall, for voting against the threats from Europe and North America. Sod the pound! - we can be free and work together, with our friends in "Europe" too. I think it will all settle down eventually but personally I'd rather be free!

 

Democracy, atlast! :) :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  B) 

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It's official.  We've left.  Downside possibly Smug Cameron resigning and Despot Osbourne taking over ?

 

Just glad to be out from under Merkel

 

I'm with you Red.  Totally fed up of being dictated to and now maybe we can sell bent cucumbers and other wonky veg in our shops.

What a stupid law that was - wouldn't it be nice if we can go back to imperial and not metric  :D

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Congrats on your new found freedom!

 

I was wondering who would be for and against this. I'm interested to see how the financial markets react.

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I thought about doing a post too (thanks @Red) but was hesitant as I was warned at a young age to think twice about discussing politics or religion in a public forum.

 

However, hubby and I are so 'chuffed' with this result ................ and the Polsters were all wrong, as we suspected.  Ecstatic at seeing the end of Brussels.

 

Viva sovereignty.

 

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Indeed a good day for democracy. Rumour has it that a petition has been logged on the Downing Street website to call for a re-referendum, based on the low turn out of voters. Let's hope it doesn't come to that, because IMO, the people have spoken. 

Just a pity that it will take up to two years to be completely free.  

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The latest rumour, the European Union will extend invitations to other countries to ocupy the spot left by the UK. New Zeland is first on the list!  :lol:

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The latest rumour, the European Union will extend invitations to other countries to ocupy the spot left by the UK. New Zeland is first on the list!  :lol:

:lol:

Cool. EER for President :D

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It does seem like a lot of young people aren't happy.  My son's were "Rich old people like you have messed it up for us"

 

One I'm not old, Two I'm not rich because I'm bankrolling 2 kids through uni.  And he seems more concerned about the euro exchange rate when he goes to Ayia Napa in a fortnight.

 

Midora I don't see it as a sad day but a chance to govern ourselves and without some idiotic bureaucracy.  Let's hope the petition that's gathering momentum is pie in the sky

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Good luck, but I doubt.

I'm in fear that the opposite will be the case.

There will be just more bureaucracy for the companies if they like to trade inside GB and with the EU. And GB will no longer be able to influence the rules.

You should understand that installing common rules for cooperation and trade reduced bureaucracy and costs in the EU (even if some of them may look strange for individuals). More different economies means more different rules and more bureaucracy.

Plus the costs for the new institutions and bureaucracy needed to coordinate with the EU will be enormous.

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Good luck, but I doubt.

I'm in fear that the opposite will be the case.

There will be just more bureaucracy for the companies if they like to trade inside GB and with the EU. And GB will no longer be able to influence the rules.

You should understand that installing common rules for cooperation and trade reduced bureaucracy and costs in the EU (even if some of them may look strange for individuals). More different economies means more different rules and more bureaucracy.

Plus the costs for the new institutions and bureaucracy needed to coordinate with the EU will be enormous.

 

Hi Midora,

 

I agree that a lot of what you fear may well be true.  My viewpoint is, however, more based upon Nationalistic than commercial considerations. The European Community was sold in 1957 as a free trade area, which was an excellent concept, but clearly was meant to conceal the intention of creating a political union unencumbered by electoral legitimacy .  As presently constituted, the trade benefits are heavily diluted by unconnected political dogma and, more insidiously, the administration from Brussels is politically misbegotten and effectively unaccountable.  As with Japan and Switzerland, England has a proud history and no wish to be subsumed into a mongrel entity like the European Union.  By contrast, NAFTA appears to be an effective customs union without the Brussels-like superstructure.

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Typical voter:

 

 

And I thought we were all level headed and sensible  ;)

 

I don't think the rest of the world has to worry about Brexit - it'll be more interesting if those in the USA vote in Donald.  Then it will be worrying.

Boris and Donald in power. Scary

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