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  1. England
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    25 Dec '16 23:35
    Anyone think, Holland, or Italy may vote out.
    Even another country if you want to name one...
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    25 Dec '16 23:55
    Originally posted by stoker
    Anyone think, Holland, or Italy may vote out.
    Even another country if you want to name one...
    We were having this discussion the other day.
    Consensus was that the big three remaining are France, Germany and Italy.
    Unthinkable for France or Germany to leave.
    Improbable that Italy would.

    The other countries are too small to go it alone.

    Other countries watching the chaos in UK will be deterred for sure.
  3. Dumnonia
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    26 Dec '16 00:111 edit
    The Dutch voted against the ratification of the treaty in 2005 but the government ignored the referendum result. Next time they will overwhelmingly vote leave and it won't be stopped. Any government that ignores the will of the people is laying up trouble for the future, which is why the EU is in the state it is now. Germany will vote remain of course, Italy I'm not so sure about and nor France. We can't trust opinion polls in this. The EU is finished in its current form.

    Power to the people.
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    26 Dec '16 00:49
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    We were having this discussion the other day.
    Consensus was that the big three remaining are France, Germany and Italy.
    Unthinkable for France or Germany to leave.
    Improbable that Italy would.

    The other countries are too small to go it alone.

    Other countries watching the chaos in UK will be deterred for sure.
    What chaos?
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    26 Dec '16 09:22
    Originally posted by Larkie
    What chaos?
    There are distinct parallels between the Remainers view of Brexit and religious prophesy about the end of days etc.

    So absolute was their faith in the coming of immediate economic crisis that, for some, rather than simply admit they were wrong, they are now in the process of imagining these predictions were never made, reinterpreting the predictions to suit the current facts or just hoping against hope the crisis will dawn as they are unable to process the fact that their view was utterly and hopelessly wrong.

    Oh, and every Brexiteer I know thinks it will come with some significant economic cost (though nothing as bad as predicted) and thinks that price is worth paying. Yet I am sure that every piece of bad economic news over the next 5 years will now be chorused joyfully by a gaggle of 'I told ya so' Remainers.
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    26 Dec '16 10:20
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    We were having this discussion the other day.
    Consensus was that the big three remaining are France, Germany and Italy.
    Unthinkable for France or Germany to leave.
    Improbable that Italy would.

    The other countries are too small to go it alone.

    Other countries watching the chaos in UK will be deterred for sure.
    If the British economy goes bad it will be because remainers caught Munchausen's syndrome.

    The EU will never last if it doesn't change quickly.
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    26 Dec '16 10:26
    Originally posted by Larkie
    What chaos?
    I live in the UK and I haven't seen any " chaos".
    You will see " chaos" when Merkel destroys Europe with her guilt ridden decisions .
  8. SubscriberPonderable
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    29 Dec '16 12:49
    Originally posted by stoker
    Anyone think, Holland, or Italy may vote out.
    Even another country if you want to name one...
    As of now not even the United Kingdom has officially declared the Exit.

    Seems that it is not so easy as some thought?
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    29 Dec '16 18:19
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    There are distinct parallels between the Remainers view of Brexit and religious prophesy about the end of days etc.

    So absolute was their faith in the coming of immediate economic crisis that, for some, rather than simply admit they were wrong, they are now in the process of imagining these predictions were never made, reinterpreting the predictions ...[text shortened]... ews over the next 5 years will now be chorused joyfully by a gaggle of 'I told ya so' Remainers.
    Well said Sir
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    06 Feb '17 11:42
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    We were having this discussion the other day.
    Consensus was that the big three remaining are France, Germany and Italy.
    Unthinkable for France or Germany to leave.
    Improbable that Italy would.

    The other countries are too small to go it alone.

    Other countries watching the chaos in UK will be deterred for sure.
    Marine LePen anounced the plan to leave the EU...and she might even has a Chance of the French presidency.
  11. Dumnonia
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    07 Feb '17 00:391 edit
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    There are distinct parallels between the Remainers view of Brexit and religious prophesy about the end of days etc.

    So absolute was their faith in the coming of immediate economic crisis that, for some, rather than simply admit they were wrong, they are now in the process of imagining these predictions were never made, reinterpreting the predictions ...[text shortened]... ews over the next 5 years will now be chorused joyfully by a gaggle of 'I told ya so' Remainers.
    Indeed.
    Remainers howled in dispair when there was a spate of racially motivated violence immediately post the Brexit referendum; "the vote outcome legitimises this type of behaviour" they said. And yet when the anti-Trump extremists were smashing property and physically attacking Trump supporters at the inauguration, not a peep. Nothing. It's all good. Isolated incidents.

    The end is nigh is still being preached in the rhp debates forum. Wars, rumours of wars, impending doom, racial holocausts, starvation, political and economic isolation, the pound crashing, the economy diving, unemployment and general apocalyptic horror.

    And yet the Bank of England last week significantly raised the statistical economic forecast for the U.K. Even the BBC has started to cheer up a bit.
  12. Dumnonia
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    07 Feb '17 01:05
    By the way I'm anti-Trump.
  13. Dumnonia
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    Yay, thumbs down from the Trumpettes!
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    07 Feb '17 09:07
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    As of now not even the United Kingdom has officially declared the Exit.

    Seems that it is not so easy as some thought?
    It has always been planned for March.
  15. Standard memberSeitse
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    07 Feb '17 10:18
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-38762034

    The level of education had a higher correlation with the voting pattern than any other major demographic measure from the census.
    The age of voters was also important, with older electorates more likely to choose Leave.


    Pretty clear, I'd say.
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