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Brexit Discussion

Ned Seagoon

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I was surprised not to find a thread on this subject, so I've started this, please join in and add your thoughts.

I'll preface this with a little about myself, I'm a British born dual Australian/UK citizen, resident in Australia.

I was horrified when the result of the referendum was announced, particularly because the majority of those voting seem to have had no idea what they were actually voting for. (I didn't get a vote, the rules precluded me from voting.) Now, some years later, it still has not been fully determined what the result of that vote actually was.

I can, from a distance, now see what many people actually wanted, but most seem to have failed to appreciate the things that would probably become attached to that desire.

It seems to me something like holding a referendum to abolish all taxes. Most would probably vote yes, and once it had happened complain that they had to pay to see the doctor, go to hospital, send their kids to school, pay tolls to drive on any road, and so on.

I believe that the better way would have been to stay in the EU and use political means to change the things that were objected to. eg: Remove some of the arbitrary powers from the bureaucrats and make the politicians who represent you make those decisions, make a rule that citizens of the country get first choice for any local jobs, first choice on any accommodation rental, etc.

That said, others may like to have a say about these things, please try to be constructive.

Now what I predict may happen in the near and distant future.

I think Boris Johnson will shortly call a General Election. If he wins, that Britain will leave the EU, probably without a deal. If someone else wins a new referendum will be called where people are give a list of what they are actually voting for and against.

If the UK leaves, some time afterwards Scotland will again vote to become an independent country, and that vote will succeed.

Some time after that Northern Ireland will vote to leave the UK and possibly will join Scotland or perhaps the rest of Ireland. And finally as a long shot, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland will amalgamate to become one country and it becomes a member of the EU.

Let's see how my distant predictions evolve.

Please add your thoughts.
 

Ned Seagoon

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On a slightly different note, we have Nigel Farage here in Australia at the moment sprouting forth on all manner of topics, including Bexit. I really believe he is one person who should have been drowned at birth. A totally obnoxious fool.
 

RustyKnight

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To be honest, I don't care, I'll just be glad when/if it's all over, sick of hearing the word all the time.
 

Ned Seagoon

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Thanks Rusty, I can certainly understand the frustration of hearing the subject mentioned every time you turn on the TV or the radio. My thoughts go deeper than the superficial rubbish trotted out by so many commentators.

When I was born my father was off fighting in WWII in North Africa, he went on to Italy from there and then over to Greece once the war was over, to help with the clean up. He didn't make it home till Christmas eve 1945. I was two and a half by then. The effects of that failure to bond have lasted my whole life. (but enough of me for now)

My thoughts are that if the whole of Europe is politically combined, rather than wars to sort out disagreements, politicians can do it with words in parliament.

I am aware that many object to those foreigners coming and pinching UK jobs,but it cuts both ways, UK citizens can take work in many other countries, live in other places, some even have warmer winters and so on.

If the UK become the odd man out in Europe, it will be the country that is blamed for all the ills that occur in other countries. Take a thought how the Jewish people were blamed for everything that was wrong in Germany and what the result of that was and so on.
 
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