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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2016, 15:18:24 »
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The results were followed by the worst crash in the British pound against the US dollar ever.

Worst?  -9.5% stabilized for the day...even if it sits there for some time to come, there have been bigger swings for less important things...like Day #2 for Lululemon...  puh-lease... ::)

The UK will be fine.  It's not like the country every started using the Euro... 

EU has bigger issues...like wasting 1/5 of a Billion Euros per year... ::)

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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2016, 15:21:51 »
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2016, 15:24:28 »
Tangent, but I was asked why PM David Cameron had to (?) step down after the Brexit vote was finalized.  I didn't think it was also a non-confidence vote?  Or did he just feel it was a good time to cut his losses and go?

He didn't have to go. And I don't think it was a case of cutting his losses - that suggests an unemotional calculation.  I believe he just couldn't face the thought of getting up in the morning to continue doing the same job under the changed circumstances.
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2016, 17:45:00 »
He didn't have to go. And I don't think it was a case of cutting his losses - that suggests an unemotional calculation.  I believe he just couldn't face the thought of getting up in the morning to continue doing the same job under the changed circumstances.

I would add perhaps an old fashioned sense of honour. Appearing to have lost the support of the people, it seems reasonable that he would fall on his sword.
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #54 on: June 24, 2016, 20:06:33 »
One final comment from me on the day.

I have been seeing an awful lot of this: "What happens next?" 

The short answer is exactly the same as it was the day before the referendum and the same as it would be had the Brits voted to stay.

No one knows.
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #55 on: June 24, 2016, 20:18:33 »
Cameron had really no choice. The party was split, with a sizable caucus on the right pulling for the Leave side. Although, according to a Conservative MP who was interviewed on BBC News hour this morning, the Leave supporters in the caucus did give him a letter after the results were final asking that he not resign, and they felt that he would be the best person to lead the negotiations.

The rumours running around are that Boris Johnson is the favorite to replace Cameron.

And also heard that they won't initiate Article 50 proceedings for a few months.
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #56 on: June 24, 2016, 20:26:29 »
Canada seems to be the country of choice for anyone who wants to flee their own country when things go to hell politically.

Brexit fallout: ‘How to move to Canada’ trends in U.K. after European Union vote

http://globalnews.ca/news/2784868/brexit-how-to-move-to-canada-trends-in-u-k-after-european-union-vote/

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It seems many Britons are looking at making the big move across the pond after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

On Friday, after the U.K. voted 52 per cent in favour of bouncing from the European Union, many internet users began to search on Google “How to move to Canada.”

According to Google Trends, the term was searched most frequently in Wales, followed by England and Scotland. “How to move to Canada from UK,” “move to Canada from UK,” and “Can I move to Canada?” were also popular search terms.

Following the referendum, many took to social media to say they were packing up and moving across the pond.

According to Google Trends, once the Brexit results were officially announced, “What is the EU?” was the second-most searched question in the U.K., while “What does it mean to leave the EU?” was the most searched.

It’s seems Canada is a popular destination for foreigners upset with the political situation in their homelands.

Earlier this year, Americans were threatening to move to Canada if Donald Trump becomes president. The same threat was made in November over the States’ plan to allow Syrian refugees in the country.

And in the summer of 2015, social media lit up with the same threat after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Canada had legalized same sex marriage in 2005.
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #57 on: June 24, 2016, 20:32:55 »
The Canada Party is trolling the UK and the US. They tweeted:

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Dear UK: We will swap you Scotland for the U.S. Straight-up trade, no givesies backsies. ‪#‎Brexit‬
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2016, 21:15:19 »
Sorry. Canada doesn't accept white, english speaking people anymore. Unless you happen to have a Syrian passport and you're Muslim.
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2016, 21:22:45 »
Sorry. Canada doesn't accept white, english speaking people anymore. Unless you happen to have a Syrian passport and you're Muslim.
Absolutely incorrect.



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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2016, 21:30:35 »
One final comment from me on the day.

I have been seeing an awful lot of this: "What happens next?" 

The short answer is exactly the same as it was the day before the referendum and the same as it would be had the Brits voted to stay.

No one knows.

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They spent centuries going it alone against Europe. The corporate knowledge on how to do that is still there. They won't have any insurmountable problems going it alone again.

There are other countries that are fed up with the balance of power flip flopping only between Germany and France, being dealt out of negotiations, being told who and how many immigrants they have to take, yada, yada, yada. If enough of these look at the UK and say 'Hey, it works!' the EU will be nothing but a very expensive, failed experiment when they all pull out.

Canada, the US, Europe (in general) and some other countries in the free world are getting sick of professional politicians. People have decided they want some miniscule control over their own lives and are starting to lash out at anything that even resembles government control. It's bad enough when they are your own elected people, but when it's someone in another country telling you what to do, it's getting intolerable for lots of people.
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2016, 21:32:44 »
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #62 on: June 24, 2016, 21:33:01 »
Absolutely incorrect.



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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2016, 21:55:30 »
I really didn't think I would need a sarcasm smilie there. Who knew?  :dunno:

I don't get what the sarcastic joke was really supposed to be there.  Canada accepts immigrants based on their points score, no matter their skin colour.

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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2016, 22:17:33 »
It is OK to make fun of yourself and others with politically incorrect jokes, honest!  I sometimes long for the days of polack, newfie, and Irish jokes.  Now the only ones you can laugh at or about without risk of being sued are the Baptists.  Seriously though, the EU brought this upon themselves with their louse-milking over trivia and trying to dominate the whole of every society.  And all administered by unelected officials who are answerable to no one, or so it seems.  They have pages of regulations just describing what shape and size a tomato must be before it can be marketed.  I think that the British just got tired of being told, they don't take kindly to that and never have.

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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2016, 22:21:26 »
The Canada Party is trolling the UK and the US. They tweeted:

Would you really want scots and newfies in the same army? we already have radios that barely work, whats the point if the people on them cant be understood!?
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #66 on: June 24, 2016, 22:27:31 »
They at least would understand each other.  And they make great sergeant majors simply because no one understands them.

If you can, read Colby Cosh's column in the National Post re: us and Brexit.   I's link it but I am electronically challenged. Basically calls us hypocrites for criticizing in Britain's aspirations the very things that we enjoy for ourselves, well written IMHO.

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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #67 on: June 24, 2016, 22:37:59 »
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #68 on: June 24, 2016, 22:45:16 »
It is OK to make fun of yourself and others with politically incorrect jokes, honest!

Yeah, sometimes I'm too defensive.

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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2016, 23:06:59 »
I just read that Brussels (EU HQ) wouldn't let Britons buy Dyson vacuums because of the machines power usage.

That is the kind of utter bullshit that had Britain walk. Hopefully, a bunch of others grow a spine and walk away also. The New World Order is collapsing and it's not soon enough.
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #70 on: June 24, 2016, 23:12:12 »
Watching the news tonight, they put the economic losses in perspective:

Globally stocks lost a total of $2.1 Trillion US, US exchanges lost $850 Billion.
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #71 on: June 24, 2016, 23:15:58 »
Scots are trolling Trump on Twitter over his erroneous tweet about Scotland celebrating the results.

So far my favorite is weasle headed f#$%trumpet, with mangled apricot hellbeast a close second.
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #72 on: June 24, 2016, 23:18:08 »
The historian and constitutional expert Lord Hennessy explains why the UK has never really warmed to Europe.

The crossbench peer told PM presenter Eddie Mair: "Europe was set up by clever, catholic, left wing, French bureaucrats, and most Brits have got problems with at least three of those five." 
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #73 on: June 24, 2016, 23:32:19 »
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Re: Brexit Vote: 51.9% leave, 48.1 stay
« Reply #74 on: June 25, 2016, 00:15:08 »
The historian and constitutional expert Lord Hennessy explains why the UK has never really warmed to Europe.

The crossbench peer told PM presenter Eddie Mair: "Europe was set up by clever, catholic, left wing, French bureaucrats, and most Brits have got problems with at least three of those five."

He's right, and so should we (as JT pushes us into the EU) ... http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/ceta-aecg/index.aspx?lang=eng




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