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Brits regret Brexit

(9:00) British sentiment toward leaving the EU appears to be changing.

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Guest: guest123 (133 days ago)

This backbone to this whole video is an opinion poll that shows that a little more than 50% of British want to remain in Europe. Is this not exactly what the opinion polls were saying shortly before the referendum? Could it be that the recent poll is as flawed as the pre-referendum ones?

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This backbone to this whole video is an opinion poll that shows that a little more than 50% of British want to remain in Europe. Is this not exactly what the opinion polls were saying shortly before the referendum? Could it be that the recent poll is as flawed as the pre-referendum ones?

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (133 days ago)

Yes, that recent poll could be flawed. Only one way to find out.

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Yes, that recent poll could be flawed. Only one way to find out.

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Guest: (131 days ago)

And if another referendum shows 52% - 48% in favour of remaining I expect you would accept that resultf938c?

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And if another referendum shows 52% - 48% in favour of remaining I expect you would accept that resultf938c?

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (130 days ago)

That's the thing, in a referendum with such wide ranging and long term consequences, it is really important to "take the country with you". It should never have required just a mere majority to trigger Brexit. I would have set the threshold at 60%.

So if the result was 52% in favour of remaining, then we remain (since that is the default) but the issue remains unresolved because half the country are not happy.

If the mood changes significantly towards another Brexit - enough to possibly win a referendum with a 60% threshold, then we should have another referendum.

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That's the thing, in a referendum with such wide ranging and long term consequences, it is really important to "take the country with you". It should never have required just a mere majority to trigger Brexit. I would have set the threshold at 60%.

So if the result was 52% in favour of remaining, then we remain (since that is the default) but the issue remains unresolved because half the country are not happy.

If the mood changes significantly towards another Brexit - enough to possibly win a referendum with a 60% threshold, then we should have another referendum.

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Guest: (134 days ago)

Brexit is the diarrhoea of the political classes - an uncontrollable stream of shit which stinks, contaminates everything it touches, debilitates and makes everything unpleasant. David Cameron has poisoned his country and should hang his head in shame.

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Brexit is the diarrhoea of the political classes - an uncontrollable stream of shit which stinks, contaminates everything it touches, debilitates and makes everything unpleasant. David Cameron has poisoned his country and should hang his head in shame.

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Guest: (129 days ago)

David Cameron gave the electorate a choice as was called for by many, campaiged to remain and lost his job because of it . I voted remain but slowly realised as further information was released that the EU is in a total financial mess and this is totally unsustainable . I would advise that we shall be far better off controlling our own destiny with free trade across the globe, controlling our own boarders , laws etc......

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David Cameron gave the electorate a choice as was called for by many, campaiged to remain and lost his job because of it . I voted remain but slowly realised as further information was released that the EU is in a total financial mess and this is totally unsustainable . I would advise that we shall be far better off controlling our own destiny with free trade across the globe, controlling our own boarders , laws etc......

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Guest: (129 days ago)

I voted leave but now realise we were lied to.

There will never be the £350 million per week spent on the NHS.

We already had control of our borders - but will lose it if he French shift it back to Dover.

We will not regain sovereignty as long as we have to Kow Tow to the Americans and get sucked into TTIP.

Selling more whisky and jam will not compensate for losing control of the financial gateway into europe.

I expect the laws they will now get rid of will be those that keep our beaches and water clean.

The farmers will lose their subsidies.

Oh, why was I such a fool to believe (k)nobs like Johnson, IDS and Gove - when all I wanted to do was stick one to Cameron and Johnny Foreigner

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I voted leave but now realise we were lied to.

There will never be the £350 million per week spent on the NHS.

We already had control of our borders - but will lose it if he French shift it back to Dover.

We will not regain sovereignty as long as we have to Kow Tow to the Americans and get sucked into TTIP.

Selling more whisky and jam will not compensate for losing control of the financial gateway into europe.

I expect the laws they will now get rid of will be those that keep our beaches and water clean.

The farmers will lose their subsidies.

Oh, why was I such a fool to believe (k)nobs like Johnson, IDS and Gove - when all I wanted to do was stick one to Cameron and Johnny Foreigner

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Guest: (129 days ago)

But that's the issue , we export a far lot more than whiskey and jam , we really do not need the EU but they most definitely need us . EU is not democratic and that is troubling. We are the 5th largest economy in the world , many are queuing up to trade with us . Opens so many new possibilities for us all to grasp , not being held back by the EU , IMO.

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But that's the issue , we export a far lot more than whiskey and jam , we really do not need the EU but they most definitely need us . EU is not democratic and that is troubling. We are the 5th largest economy in the world , many are queuing up to trade with us . Opens so many new possibilities for us all to grasp , not being held back by the EU , IMO.

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Primate Primate (128 days ago)

Yes, the UK exports more than whiskey and jam. For example machinery, electronics, cars, chemicals, pharmaceuticals. About half of the exports go to the EU. But are these goods indeed so much better than the ones produced by other countries in the EU that this really is decent a bargaining chip?

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Yes, the UK exports more than whiskey and jam. For example machinery, electronics, cars, chemicals, pharmaceuticals. About half of the exports go to the EU. But are these goods indeed so much better than the ones produced by other countries in the EU that this really is decent a bargaining chip?

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (133 days ago)

I agree, but I wouldn’t have put it quite so colourfully.

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I agree, but I wouldn’t have put it quite so colourfully.

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Guest: 6f388 (134 days ago)

Just more rubbish by the Remoaners. Just days ago, 3/4 were for Brexit.

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Just more rubbish by the Remoaners. Just days ago, 3/4 were for Brexit.

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Guest: Lemming (131 days ago)

#6f388.. Amazing. A blind leap into the unknown based on ego.

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#6f388.. Amazing. A blind leap into the unknown based on ego.

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Guest: outtheeu (128 days ago)

Crap like this in the media tricking everyone that the general consensus has changed. It hasn't. The brits want out from the medling EU. Anti media like this to cleverly change the nations mindset.

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Crap like this in the media tricking everyone that the general consensus has changed. It hasn't. The brits want out from the medling EU. Anti media like this to cleverly change the nations mindset.

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Guest: (128 days ago)
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It hasn't? Could you back that up with something? Otherwise it's just your anonymous word against theirs.

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It hasn't? Could you back that up with something? Otherwise it's just your anonymous word against theirs.

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Guest: Nickbrit (133 days ago)

Nobody still believes in opinion polls, do they? Get out among the real people, the decent hard-working majority, and you'll find a substantial majority who can hardly wait for Brexit Day. This was further proved on the BBC's Question Time on June 6th, when huge cheers went up among a supposedly independent audience whenever a member of the panel criticised the Remoaners.

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Nobody still believes in opinion polls, do they? Get out among the real people, the decent hard-working majority, and you'll find a substantial majority who can hardly wait for Brexit Day. This was further proved on the BBC's Question Time on June 6th, when huge cheers went up among a supposedly independent audience whenever a member of the panel criticised the Remoaners.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (133 days ago)

If the will of the people changes, shouldn't we, for the sake of democracy, have another referendum?

A year is a very long time in politics, and we've only just started negotiating. In two years time, even you might change your mind.

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If the will of the people changes, shouldn't we, for the sake of democracy, have another referendum?

A year is a very long time in politics, and we've only just started negotiating. In two years time, even you might change your mind.

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Guest: (133 days ago)

You obviously prefer the EU method of democracy - if a vote goes against it, have another until it gets the result it wants.

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You obviously prefer the EU method of democracy - if a vote goes against it, have another until it gets the result it wants.

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Guest: (133 days ago)

And you obviously prefer no democracy whatsoever - even if the goalposts have moved, don't give people any further chances to voice their opinion or vote on the type of Brexit, just in case they don't agree with you. Wonderful!

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And you obviously prefer no democracy whatsoever - even if the goalposts have moved, don't give people any further chances to voice their opinion or vote on the type of Brexit, just in case they don't agree with you. Wonderful!

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Guest: (131 days ago)

And you obviously have fallen for the spin of the EU's "Dirty Tricks" department. Democracy exerted itself by 52% to 48% on June 23rd last year - not an overwhelming majority I agree, but still a majority, so get over it. Your case for another vote is based on spurious opinion polls (no doubt manipulated by Tony Blair and his EU associates) which over the last 10 years have failed abjectly to predict the correct result. I repeat, that's the EU's idea of democracy - keep voting until you get the result you want.

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And you obviously have fallen for the spin of the EU's "Dirty Tricks" department. Democracy exerted itself by 52% to 48% on June 23rd last year - not an overwhelming majority I agree, but still a majority, so get over it. Your case for another vote is based on spurious opinion polls (no doubt manipulated by Tony Blair and his EU associates) which over the last 10 years have failed abjectly to predict the correct result. I repeat, that's the EU's idea of democracy - keep voting until you get the result you want.

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Guest: (130 days ago)

And you obviously don't see through the corruption of only calling referendums you think you will win. If you think it's democratic to ask us if we should leave the EU, why isn't it democratic to now ask us in what way we should do it, especially when the goalposts have changed. Your idea of democracy is politicans calling a single referendum, ploughing money into marketing to get the result they want, and being sure to not call another once the people realise what they've done. We voted under false pretences. Who voted to leave the single market? If you think a referendum is democratic great... let's vote on whatever deal they come out with. What are you so scared of?

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And you obviously don't see through the corruption of only calling referendums you think you will win. If you think it's democratic to ask us if we should leave the EU, why isn't it democratic to now ask us in what way we should do it, especially when the goalposts have changed. Your idea of democracy is politicans calling a single referendum, ploughing money into marketing to get the result they want, and being sure to not call another once the people realise what they've done. We voted under false pretences. Who voted to leave the single market? If you think a referendum is democratic great... let's vote on whatever deal they come out with. What are you so scared of?

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Guest: (129 days ago)

out is out , in is in.

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out is out , in is in.

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Guest: (129 days ago)

Yes and we're going out, but HOW? Now we decided that we'll leave, we should get a vote on how.

Even Boris Johnson said that the EU can 'go whistle' if they try to charge the UK extortionate fees.

But you would be happy with that deal, with any deal in fact, because "out is out"?

The deal has to be good enough, and I believe in democracy so they should ask the public.

What are you so scared of?

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Yes and we're going out, but HOW? Now we decided that we'll leave, we should get a vote on how.

Even Boris Johnson said that the EU can 'go whistle' if they try to charge the UK extortionate fees.

But you would be happy with that deal, with any deal in fact, because "out is out"?

The deal has to be good enough, and I believe in democracy so they should ask the public.

What are you so scared of?

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Guest: (133 days ago)

Nobody knows for certain what the result of leaving the EU will be for Britain, but there's an equal chance that it might be better than the situation we all knew as a member country. We'll just have to wait and see but, come what may, Brexit is going to happen. Get used to it and hope our politicians are smart enough to get the best deal they can for the country.

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Nobody knows for certain what the result of leaving the EU will be for Britain, but there's an equal chance that it might be better than the situation we all knew as a member country. We'll just have to wait and see but, come what may, Brexit is going to happen. Get used to it and hope our politicians are smart enough to get the best deal they can for the country.

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Guest: (132 days ago)

whatever deal they get will be the best possible deal by definition. that doesn't mean it will be a good deal.

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whatever deal they get will be the best possible deal by definition. that doesn't mean it will be a good deal.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (133 days ago)

"... there's an equal chance that it might be better than the situation we all knew as a member country." What makes you think it's an equal chance? Is that the same logic that says if you jump off a 20 storey building, there's a 50% chance you'll survive - because you're either dead or not.

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"... there's an equal chance that it might be better than the situation we all knew as a member country." What makes you think it's an equal chance? Is that the same logic that says if you jump off a 20 storey building, there's a 50% chance you'll survive - because you're either dead or not.

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Guest: (133 days ago)

Of course it's the same logic - just applied to a different subject. Either the outcome of Brexit will be better or worse than what we have had up to now. I thought that was unambiguous. Obviously, some people will find fault with almost everything.

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Of course it's the same logic - just applied to a different subject. Either the outcome of Brexit will be better or worse than what we have had up to now. I thought that was unambiguous. Obviously, some people will find fault with almost everything.

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Primate Primate (128 days ago)

Politics should not be a gambling game, hoping that things will somehow be alright or not.

It is extremely reckless to advocate pressing a button and you have no serious idea what will happen.

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Politics should not be a gambling game, hoping that things will somehow be alright or not.

It is extremely reckless to advocate pressing a button and you have no serious idea what will happen.

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Guest: (131 days ago)

Drip drip drip Leftist Propaganda

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Drip drip drip Leftist Propaganda

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Guest: minsbiggerthanyours (133 days ago)

No offence, but what is PSB?

As a Brit I voted in the referendum. I have not changed my mind and neither has anyone I know.

I do not know where the "opinion poll" came from but nobody I know was questioned for this poll.

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No offence, but what is PSB?

As a Brit I voted in the referendum. I have not changed my mind and neither has anyone I know.

I do not know where the "opinion poll" came from but nobody I know was questioned for this poll.

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Guest: (133 days ago)

I don't know anyone who voted remain who has changed their mind.

I know 4 people who voted leave who now say they wouldn't. Their reasons have been that the promises of funding for our particular region have already dried up, they don't trust May to deliver (including one lifelong Tory), and one who works for a major electronics mulitnational who said literally every part they sell in this country has increased in price due to the currency fluctuations post-Brexit (more than their analysts predicted).

That might not reflect the entire country, but obviously it's far easier to regret the new status quo because we have something to compare it to and it's not looking favourable. It's pretty undeniable that for the foreseeable future, things are going to be much more difficult. The question is supposed to be whether in five or ten years time there will be a pay-off. I won't be holding my breath.

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I don't know anyone who voted remain who has changed their mind.

I know 4 people who voted leave who now say they wouldn't. Their reasons have been that the promises of funding for our particular region have already dried up, they don't trust May to deliver (including one lifelong Tory), and one who works for a major electronics mulitnational who said literally every part they sell in this country has increased in price due to the currency fluctuations post-Brexit (more than their analysts predicted).

That might not reflect the entire country, but obviously it's far easier to regret the new status quo because we have something to compare it to and it's not looking favourable. It's pretty undeniable that for the foreseeable future, things are going to be much more difficult. The question is supposed to be whether in five or ten years time there will be a pay-off. I won't be holding my breath.

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