The Brexit thread

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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:50 pm

Watching this is like watching soccer. I was clocked in until 10 pm EST today. These results are being watched closely, dang.

I'm stunned that "Leave" keeps taking the lead, this really has the potential to be a massive monkey wrench for neoliberalism.

I've been watching this link since 8 pm and it keeps surprising me:
http://www.bbc.com/news/politics/eu_referendum/results

I'm a big fan of decentralization, though, just like George Bush Sr. was into deregulation.

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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby Novem5er » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:31 pm

^^ great site, by the way with a lot of details. I know very little about internal GB politics, but it is interesting to see most of Scotland voting to remain while much of England and Wales is voting to exit. My granddad was born in Pontarddulais, Wales, so I have a tiny tie to the country.
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby Rory » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:44 pm

BBC are calling it brexit
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby seemslikeadream » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:45 pm

BBC forecasts UK vote to leave EU
Mazars and Deutsche Bank could have ended this nightmare before it started.
They could still get him out of office.
But instead, they want mass death.
Don’t forget that.
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby Novem5er » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:48 pm

Yep... looking at their site, the Exit vote keeps growing as they count more and more counties (if that's what they're called). There's a 900,000 vote lead for Exit with only 67 places left to register their votes. The gap was only 500,000 with 144 still to register earlier. Wow. I'm stunned.
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby RocketMan » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:00 am

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36615028

The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum, a BBC forecast suggests.
London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU but the remain vote has been undermined by poor results in the north of England.
Voters in Wales and the English shires have backed Brexit in large numbers.


:scaredhide:

This could precipitate the dissolution of the entire United Kingdom. Did not expect such a decisive win for Brexit.
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby Iamwhomiam » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:01 am

The markets will tank.
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby RocketMan » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:06 am

Commenting on the result of the EU referendum in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon said:

Scotland has delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU, and I welcome that endorsement of our European status. And while the overall result remains to be declared, the vote here makes clear that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union.

Scotland has contributed significantly to the remain vote across the UK. That reflects the positive campaign the SNP fought, which highlighted the gains and benefits of our EU membership, and people across Scotland have responded to that positive message. We await the final UK-wide result, but Scotland has spoken – and spoken decisively.
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby FourthBase » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:11 am

When does the board erupt in happy emoticons to celebrate this triumph of democracy? Did I miss the party? :partyhat
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby mentalgongfu2 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:18 am

Wow! As I traveled this afternoon, the radio reports coming in were in favor of "remain." Turning the radio on as I arrived home late this evening, BBC is now reporting the margins are large enough in favor of "leave" that the result is certain despite the final count not yet being in. So the Brexit is happening. I did not expect this at all. Watershed moment.

Holy Shit. I was aware of a growing support to leave the EU, but I never really thought the vote would go this way, or that it wouldn't be manipulated to support remaining in the EU if the vote turned out against the establishment. Stunned.
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby RocketMan » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:24 am

FourthBase » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:11 am wrote:When does the board erupt in happy emoticons to celebrate this triumph of democracy? Did I miss the party? :partyhat


You have weird ideas about this board, you're projecting and you're passive-aggressive which is irritating as shit.

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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby seemslikeadream » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:41 am

sinn fein






MARKET MELTDOWN Pound plunges to lowest point against dollar in 31 YEARS
Mazars and Deutsche Bank could have ended this nightmare before it started.
They could still get him out of office.
But instead, they want mass death.
Don’t forget that.
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby Nordic » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:50 am

Iamwhomiam » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:01 pm wrote:The markets will tank.


They're gonna tank anyway. Sooner or later.
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby seemslikeadream » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:01 am

Bank of England is making a few phone calls tonight
Mazars and Deutsche Bank could have ended this nightmare before it started.
They could still get him out of office.
But instead, they want mass death.
Don’t forget that.
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Re: The Brexit thread

Postby Iamwhomiam » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:06 am

seemslikeadream » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:41 am wrote:sinn fein






MARKET MELTDOWN Pound plunges to lowest point against dollar in 31 YEARS


Welcome to Venezuela!
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