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Thread #165570   Message #3984005
Posted By: KarenH
23-Mar-19 - 12:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
@ SPB: I can see where you are coming from, but the problem with asking the people of the UK what they want is that they are divided, as the close referendum result shows. Not only that but EU sceptics are not an undivided set, and split on the basis of what they hope to get out of leaving. Here's hoping that your relationship survives whatever happens.

Some hoped (foolishly) for an end to the welfare state cutbacks imposed by this government funded by a reduction in EU paymentsm, whereas others don't much like the welfare state.

I should think that if the government seriously felt there was a chance of revoking Article 50 it would have plans to deal with social unrest caused by that, as suggestions have been made that this would cause some leavers to react.

I don't see any way to a happy ending at the moment.