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Thread #165570 Message #4006497
Posted By: Rain Dog
30-Aug-19 - 04:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Jim Carroll posted "It's all very well our slapping each others backs and agreeing - that's not discussion; it's being nodding-dogs"
There does seem to be a lot of that in this section of the forum. It also seems that quite a few of you enjoy this tit for tat nonsense and winding each other. I think someone earlier said they thought that a lot of the posts here were by one person using 6 or 7 different names, posting both for and against Brexit. It does seem like that at times.
In the great scheme of things not many people will be reading what is posted here. I dip in from time to time, god knows why. There is enough nonsense in all the other media without having to add to it.
I do find it amusing the way some of you interpret a simple yes/no vote to say that it is not a majority vote. According to that reasoning only 43.35% voted to remain in the EU in the 1975 vote. Should that not have counted?
This whole debacle is a sorry reflection on our current political situation. How come no one thought of cancelling the 3 weeks off for the party political conferences? They all seemed happy enough to swan off when there is still so much to sort out.
I would just like to add that I voted remain and was disappointed but not surprised by the referendum result. There was plenty of time to sort out an agreement to leave but for whatever reason both the government and the EU seemed reluctant to sort anything out.
From personal experience locally, I do not expect a second referendum to be much different. I imagine that it would be close and could go either way. The result would mean that whoever lost would be unhappy and we would just continue with this carry on.
I don't like talk of civil disobedience and violence arising from either side. I find that sort of thing distasteful. Talk is cheap but the consequences are not always so.