British EU Membership Referendum of 2016

Discussion in 'Politics & Diplomacy' started by Johnny Au, Jun 23, 2016.

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Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Poll closed Jun 24, 2016.
  1. Remain a member of the European Union

    83.3%
  2. Leave the European Union

    16.7%
  1. Johnny Au

    Johnny Au Senior Member

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    I find it surprising that there isn't a thread about the British EU Membership Referendum of 2016, aka Brexit or Bremain.

    Right now, it is a statistical dead heat.

    Please vote in the above poll and state your rationale. The poll here is open for 24 hours. If you are neutral, then don't vote.

    I am neutral and therefore, I didn't vote.
     
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    The Brexit is happening. All of the networks are calling it.
     
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    The UK pound is getting trashed overnight. Just a matter of time before Scotland and Ireland have their own referendums. The UK is no more. Get ready for tomorrow's worldwide financial crisis...
     
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  4. Admiral Beez

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    As a Brit-born Canuck, I guess my UK passport will have to change. I got my Canadian-born kids UK passports in the hope they could travel and study in Europe without Visas or onerous applications. I can totally see why the British people voted as they did, the layers of bureaucracy and interference from Brussels and lack of control over immigration would madden many.

    I'm interested to see how the Scots voted. If they all voted to stay with EU then Scotland may try to breakaway and rejoin the EU.
     
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    Scotland voted 62 per cent in favour of staying in the EU and stated they will press for a new referendum on whether to become independent. Ireland voted 56% to stay and are voicing similar concerns.
     
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    The referendum is officially non-binding, so parliament still has to create a bill and vote on it. David Cameron said he will resign by the fall.
     
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    Actually Ireland IS an EU member, the vote was in Northern Ireland - where they voted 55.8% to remain. Scotland is now saying they will vote again on separating from UK (last vote was in 2014 with 44.7% in favour) and in Northern Ireland there is talk (and probably only talk!) of voting on joining (re-joining) the rest of Ireland. Though I can understand the wish to leave EU I think they will really regret doing this and bet the next few years are very difficult in UK (or what remains of it.)
     
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    AlvinofDiaspar Moderator

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    All regions majority against Brexit - and noises are already being made about a second referendum. David Cameron definitely made the history books.

    AoD
     
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    I wonder how Mark Carney is feeling right now...
     
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    The resignation letter would be a fun write.

    AoD
     
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    Why would he resign - as the central banker he simply stated (as is his job) that a Brexit would damage the UK economy - the results this morning with a plummeting pound and sinking stocks show he was right. Investors hate uncertain and the leave negotiations will be VERY uncertain once the 2 -year period starts (after the UK Government triggers Article 50 of EU 'constitution'.
     
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    It's not going to be fun dealing with the incoming PM, whoever that maybe, given Carney probably extended himself a bit too much in the debate, esp. in the eyes of the powers that/to be. Besides, this is probably only the first salvo - can you imagine what he'd have to say with what is likely SNP referendum 2? I can't imagine a more toxic position than the one he is currently occupying. His personal background wouldn't help either.

    AoD
     
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    Interesting that Tory was in discussions a few months ago (October 2015) to bring London's HSBC headquarters to Toronto...
     
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