On 24 Jun 2016 at 1:25pm Proud Brexiteer wrote:
A message to all the lily-livered, self-righteous, liberal cretins: Nobody cares about your pathetic jibes of 'racist', 'bigot', 'Nazi' and the like. The country has spoken and the majority do not conform to your pathetic beliefs. This is the United Kingdom. If you don't like, emigrate to your beloved Europe.
HAPPY NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY!
On 24 Jun 2016 at 1:30pm True Brit wrote:
It will take time and this won't be an overnight job, of course not but this is a monumental day and the result of this democratic referendum will go down in the history books as a major turning point in the formation of modern Britain.
In time we will be able to have control over our own laws and regulations and control over our own borders - that should go without saying in a sovereign state but for too long that has not been the case.
The times they are a-changing!
On 24 Jun 2016 at 1:33pm You're welcome to it wrote:
'Tomorrow belongs to me' - isn't that the song you'll be singing
On 24 Jun 2016 at 1:43pm overton wrote:
It's always fun looking at the recriminations. Maybe if you called us Nazis 30 times instead of 25 then we might have got the point. I blame the history channel.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 2:01pm Lily Liver wrote:
I wouldn't say you were Nazis. Not yet.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 2:10pm Clifford wrote:
I voted Leave, Proud Brexiteer, but we won't 'get out country back' until we destroy the power of the banks, the financial institutions, the big corporations and 'the markets'. They're the ones who own our society and run it in their interests. The purpose of the EU was that it is a project set up to further their interests.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 2:12pm Lily Liver wrote:
Well you're in luck, Clifford. Sort of... Morgan Stanley has just announced that it is moving 2,000 investment banking jobs from London to Frankfurt
On 24 Jun 2016 at 2:14pm Jeff wrote:
Farage has already reneged on the 350 million to the NHS promise and this is just day one.
Just incredible, you Bexiters will get what you deserve, the problem is so will we Bremainers get what you deserve.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 2:26pm Zebedee wrote:
@ Clifford. Your history stinks. The EU was set up to ensure war in Europe was never possible again. It only became a neo-liberal project in the last decade and a half. The common agricultural policy hardly sprang from neo-liberalism. It sprang from the desire that Europe should always be able to feed itself.
What has happened to you? You are hardly the same person you used to be.... perhaps you are not.
Check it out here »
On 24 Jun 2016 at 2:40pm Dubious wrote:
37% of the electorate! - hardly a great victory and certainly not a proper majority. Should have been a compulsory vote. Still, expect you will want the remaining 63% to help you out when it all goes t!ts up! Not to mention the young who had no say but will be the ones that pay the most in the end.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 2:43pm Jonny wrote:
Jeff, do you think that Nigel Farage has just become prime minister? His promises were meaningless yesterday as they still are today. He has no mandate to do anything.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 3:01pm Hyena wrote:
Not going to be the UK much longer is it.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 3:05pm Pete Manyata wrote:
A rump state. A bit like a rump steak but less appetising
On 24 Jun 2016 at 3:25pm Bert wrote:
It's OK Clifford, we don't have to take it back from financial institutions. They are all leaving. JP Morgan, BNP Paribas and HSBC all taking a big chunk of their business out, because we'll no longer be able to trade euro securities. That's 30% of the billions brought in to the economy by the city each year. Which is a big part of our total economy. But Brexiters have a plan to replace it with fairy dust and union jack bunting sales so we'll be OK. Nothing to worry about.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 3:28pm Get Real wrote:
We did indeed get our country back.
Jeff, your pretty remain pictures did you the world of good didn't they?
On 24 Jun 2016 at 3:30pm Bob wrote:
Wow 'Proud Brexiteer', your hypocrisy is astounding! You complain about the 'pathetic jibes' of the Remainers, but precede it by calling them names yourself - how does that make you better?! I don't understand all this vitriol.
This shouldn't be about one side 'beating' the other, it should never have been. It should have been reasoned debate with facts and the opinions of people who know their stuff. Instead both sides made it personal, hateful, and tribal - and shame on everyone who bought into it.
I'm ashamed to be British today not because of the result (which, by the way, I do think was a mistake), but because of the way people are gloating, sniping, and whinging on all sides.
It's done, we have to deal with it, so let's work together to find the best way forward.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 3:36pm To all remainers wrote:
On 24 Jun 2016 at 3:51pm Remainer wrote:
Well, so pleased you are happy today. Strange that you are not actually 70. I am over 70 and certainly didn't vote to leave. What a stupid, pathetic thing to do and my children and grandchildren's lives will now be much worse because of this decision. Presumably you have plenty of money and will be insulated from the higher price of everything, starting with petrol. That's going to put up supermarket prices very, very soon.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 4:14pm Gerty wrote:
I'm proud to be a Remainer. When future generations ask why such an insane, ilogical, irrational and suicidal decision was made I'll be able to say I wasn't responsible. It also shows I'm not easily conned and that I'm capable of researching behind the lies. I'll give myself a pat on the back and wait a few years to enjoy watching you all trying to deny you wanted what's about to happen...the wealthy elite of Britain have got their country back and can now really screw the rest of us. Not sure that's anything to be proud of but each to their own.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 4:23pm pn wrote:
Quite right Bert but I am afraid you have made the mistake of knowing something and so are probably an elitist who does nothing but lie for the sake of it .
I have lost my country and the bitterness sours everything I see smell and taste . How could they , I see the EU want us out pronto , can you blame them.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 4:32pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
@Proud Brexiter - it won't be the United Kingdom much longer. We really have lit a fuse. I think we were caught between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, we were offered financial security, but at the price of overpopulation and rising housing costs. On the other, we could choose freedom, but with more uncertainty and the risk of a recession. We will live in a very different world and will no longer be the world power that we once were, but we can still build a country worth living in - not quite as wealthy, but perhaps one that values people more than money. It's up to us now.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 5:13pm Trainspotter wrote:
Don't count your chickens.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 5:25pm Chicken Farmer wrote:
Don't count on trains getting you to your "job " in the City trading euros . Pack up your smoke machines and mirrors and emigrate.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 5:28pm TIm wrote:
So many chips, so many shoulders. This was democracy in action. Get a life and grow up.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 5:44pm leaf wrote:
Be careful what you wish for.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 5:59pm Clifford wrote:
Zebedee wrote: The EU '... only became a neo-liberal project in the last decade and a half.'
And yet you still wanted us to remain in it? From the start the EEC/EC/EU was what the Labour party used to rightly describe as a 'capitalist club'. You may have no objection to that, but you should at least be honest about it and not pretend it is some cuddly worker-friendly project. Ask the French workers who are striking and protesting against the 'labour reforms' forced on them by the EU austerity programme.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 8:29pm Proud Brexiteer wrote:
@ Dubious: '...hardly a great victory and certainly not a proper majority. Should have been a compulsory vote.'
Not a huge victory but a victory and a majority nonetheless. The only figures that are relevant, are the 51.9% (17, 410, 742) of the electorate that bothered to both register to vote and to go out and vote at their local polling station on the day. Everyone of voting age was quite entitled to do just that, if they chose not to them, they have no right to complain about the result. It is utterly irrelevant what those who did not vote believe (for what it is worth, the majority of those who did not vote could also have been pro-exit, for all we know), it is utterly academic. Of those who made the effort to vote (polls are open 7am to 10pm, so there really is no excuse), the majority voted to leave. End of.
As for making voting compulsory, that is hardly democratic is it? Inevitably, there will always be a sizeable minority of the population who are completely disinterested in politics full stop and couldn't give a stuff either way, more fool them I say but at the end of the day, that is their choice - it's called freedom and democracy, something the EU knows little of!
On 24 Jun 2016 at 9:33pm Bert wrote:
Serious question @proud Brexiter. Farage said a vote this close for Remain should trigger a 2nd referendum. Presume you support that still. If not, why not?
On 24 Jun 2016 at 10:18pm Proud Brexiteer wrote:
@Bert - My response to your question:
Farage is a fool - this isn't a best of three chess match, it's a democratic election but there are far more people in this country than Nigel Farage who have wanted to see the UK get its independence.
Of course there shouldn't be a second referendum - we have had a referendum, the country had the opportunity to vote and over 1 million more voted to leave than remain. That is democracy for you.
On 24 Jun 2016 at 10:58pm PN wrote:
No that is a plebiscite much loved by Dictators and lets see what was this victory based on
1 The promise of radical reductions in immigration-- already denied
2 The promise of freeing up billions for UK needs - ha bloody ha , we have lostymore than that in a day
3 Saving us from the horde of Turks - now admitted to be a lie
4 The promise we would have access to markets form outside - Words fail me , we are due to be kicked to death next Wednesday when the 27 meet without us to talk about how much they hate us
Across the country the less well educated you were the more you voted Brexit , the fatter you are the more you voted Brexit , ( true ), the more bigoted you are the more you voted Brexit.
Democxracy is one thing , asking people who can`t spell their own name what our foreign policy should be is another.
Should we leave NATO free drugs and pizza if we do
Its democracy you know ....