Is BREXIT some sort of a joke?

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    I have been following the story of BREXIT is some detail, because I believe it might have an effect on the Rand exchange rate.
    The final result of 52% voting to leave the EU didn't really worry me, but what did strike me as odd was the reaction of the British Government.
    I understand that the result of a referendum is not binding on the Government. Therefore I actually expected that this result would be regarded as a typical even distribution of opinions. Certainly not as a "shocking" revelation of the people's will.
    However, guess what? The British Government decided that the 4% difference between "leave" and "stay" is enough to merit a complete change of direction by leaving the European Union. That is a formidable decision to take and - in my opinion not to be taken so lightly. Certainly 4% difference is a very poor justification for such a devastating course of action
    You might wonder what these guys are smoking these days?
     
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    Agree !

    As for Scotland the Brave, where does that leave them if an overwhelming majority voted against, surely they will now revisit leaving the UK.

    So in the longer term where does this leave folks like myself that currently enjoy a British/ EU passport ?

    ps: Congrats to Iceland, lol ! :)
     
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    Right you are:occasion14: I understand that the English team is devastated. Well . . . It couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch.:D
     
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    If the Scots regain their independence . . . can you imaging what that will do ? Nullify 1000 years of history ?
     
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    The NWO has lost control...the sheeple have jumped the crush, wait until Trump gets elected, then Marshall law is declared and then the hammer comes down. Obama was not a lame duck, now we know exactly what he meant by "fundamentally" change America.
    It's almost as though our local media is following the rest of the world in choosing subject matter that rubs emotions raw and causes mass unrest. Dived and conquer.... hegalian dialect...don't be the sheeple. PEACE!
     
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    don't know which side I stand on there its a bit complicated this issue but,its a nice idea knowing the people have a voice though.
     
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    But don't you see this more and more, governments being forced into change by its people Egypt etc

    When are we having a Zumexit
     
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    A Guardian headline read - Brexit has given a voice to racism

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    Brexit is an excuse to attack foreigners in the UK. Glad I left.

    Rather deal with Zumas and ANC.. got an awesome life here..

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    OK, but . . . if we all agree that the British decision was based on a questionable motif, then what this all about?
    It must have been a simple excuse to tell the European Union that Britain does not like "foreigners" to tell them what to do, and to finally tell Europe to "HOP IT".
    If so, then Britain can never be part of a European Union, and therefore withdraw into their cherished "Splendid Isolation".

    Fog in the Channel.
    Continent Isolated.
     
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    I gotta admit I wasn't really following the whole thing but once I heard the vote to leave was won, I saw how much racism was rife amongst some of my british friends and I come from a long ancestral lineage of scottish families - I wasn't raised to be racist, even my grandfather spend the war in France. He never spoke about it but I managed to find out a lot.

    Point being is that the racism came out of the works after the vote was won to leave the EU. 2 of my own good friends became idiots and started spewing racist remarks, saying that Turkey and all the other middle East countries can "FO" out of the UK and all sorts of other profanities I will not detail here because it's just disgusting. I was so shocked at them, they reminded me of a british idiot that I knew a long time ago and that I blocked because he wasn't a very nice person and now they are bringing themselves to his level. I posted my status to FB stating I could not stand racism at all and that people can be so disgusting and that they are bringing themselves lower than animals to become worst than animals if they can be racists towards other people. I wasn't even pointing fingers at anyone at all - racism is rife throughout the whole world including America. I see it everywhere and I"m just sick of people fighting and not keeping the peace and not trying to get on with each other.

    Noooo, then this guy goes and posts trying to justify his racistic posts saying he didnt mean to appear racist and blah blah. I just laughed to myself - he's just trying to fix his mistakes and make himself look better. I blocked them both - I don't need racists as friends in my life and I certainly don't need people like that to influence me either. I have friends of all walks of life, I grew that way and I prefer to keep it that way. If you are purple or green, so what - treat me with kindness and peace - I will return the favour too.
     
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    It is really sad. Shocking.

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    I lived and worked in London for almost 20 years.. I am happy I left. Even kids at it now at schools.

    My kids will go to travel in Europe.. just not to the UK.. Amsterdam is pretty nice.

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    Yeah I was planning to go back to the UK one day but now I much rather go to Australia or America than the UK. My parents are in the UK til Thursday - they say things are bad there, not just the situation but it rains almost everyday - it's wet, cold and miserable. Who wants to live like that? No thank you.

    @Luis Embalo : Apparently Amsterdam is nice and so is Germany, lots of nicer places to go to than in the UK.
     
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    Amsterdam IS (was?) nice. I know (knew?) it well. I worked there and I met my wife :love3: there. But . . . that was 50 years ago:(.
     
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    Zumexit

     
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    Oh please can we have this Zumaexit already
     
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    Let's get back to Brexit.

    For us oldies, you will remember the comedian, Peter Sellers. He made a ripoff on a British political speech in 1958, listen to this here:

    Then watch what Boris Johnson had to say. . Is there a difference?

    I wonder?

    Regards, Dirk
     
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    Hmmm, I didn't know that Boris was such a smooth spin doctor.
    Anyway,
    I'm not getting the point. I played these videos twice, but failed to spot a difference.
    Can you help me?
     

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