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Look, they voted for it.  If they're having buyer's remorse -- well, sorry, that's democracy.  Think it through a little more next time.  Brexit won, fair and square.

And how widespread the sentiment is isn't really sufficiently provable short of another referendum, which means negating the one that just took place for no reason other than "Some silly girl on the Beeb regrets her vote because the pound tanked the next day and her trip to Vietnam just became more expensive."

As Maher said of little guys griping about oil-industry favoritism back in 2001 -- sorry, little guy, think it through a little more next time.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 07:31:28 PM EST
But the EU tradition is if you vote the wrong way you get to vote again, or we just ignore the vote (Greece). How were they to know that this time is different?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 08:21:13 PM EST
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Haha, hilariously true.
Walking it back at this point will screw the Tories even more.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 10:13:14 PM EST
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Haha, hilariously true.
Walking it back at this point will screw the Tories even more.
Corby's right to have kept his powder dry. Let Boris sink his own ship.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jun 26th, 2016 at 12:29:08 AM EST
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<shrug> Advisory vote with not much in the way of constitutional basis.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 09:20:50 PM EST
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Sure, the legal implications of the vote itself are nil, but the political will drive the legal.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 10:32:26 PM EST
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The political here meaning xenophobes rioting in the streets if they don't get their way.

They may be a minority, but they're mad, they're pissed (both meanings), and they're not going to take it any more.

There's already much shouting from Team Leave of the "Get on with it already" kind.

They tend to violence and psychosis anyway - see also, one dead MP - so you don't tell them "No" without being very careful about what happens next.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 10:39:40 PM EST
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I wasn't aware that the current day UK had that much of a problem cracking psychos over the head - or worse. How bad could it get with the xenophobes?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 11:30:58 PM EST
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No, they only hit lefties/strikers over the head.

Right wing terrorists are usually their drinking buddies so the most threatening thing they're gonna say to a thug from Combat 18 is "it's your round mate"


keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jun 26th, 2016 at 09:29:40 PM EST
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Yeah, basically/unfortunately.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Jun 26th, 2016 at 12:16:39 AM EST
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Fortunately, the pensioners rioting in their walkers and wheelchairs isn't much to fear.  Corbyn placates the Labour Brexiters, and that leaves the UKIPs and the Tories who can't bring themselves to admit they're UKIPs.  If they take to the streets, there will finally be an excuse to round them all up, put them on a small island in the Shetlands, and then sink the island.  Perhaps Scotland's parting gift to the UK.
by rifek on Sun Jun 26th, 2016 at 04:38:55 PM EST
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