EU referendum results live: Brexit wins as Britain votes to leave European Union


#1

telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/24/eu-referendum-results-live-brexit-most-likely-outcome-says-leadi/

God Bless Britain. :slight_smile:


#2

This seems to be official now.

telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/24/eu-referendum-results-live-brexit-wins-as-britain-votes-to-leave/

I don’t have a dog in this fight, but as an Anglophile (any old-school Anglophone Indian is, at some level, an Anglophile), I find this quite interesting. Will this lead to a reaffirmation of British cultural identity (I don’t mean race or politics)? :slight_smile:


#3

What does ‘British cultural identity’ mean? There are a number of ‘cultural identities’ in the UK, even within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland individually.

I’d suggest that some will survive quite well while others - including those of some communities where Brexit gained most support (as an expression of socio-economic desperation) - may not.


#4


#5

Good point. :slight_smile: I guess I think of it more in terms of classic literature, not “kick those Pakindians out” :wink:

I’d suggest that some will survive quite well while others - including those of some communities where Brexit gained most support (as an expression of socio-economic desperation) - may not.

True, very true. We shall have to wait and see. :slight_smile:


#6

“British” will stop referring to Scotland and Northern Ireland as they’ll jump ship as soon as possible and join the EU themselves.


#7

Scooped! :slight_smile: Friendly neighbourhood moderators, could you merge this with the one I posted? :wink:


#8

So,the little Englander has brushed off johnnie foreigner. It really takes centuries of practice to master this level of stupidity.


#9

Gove (one of the leaders of Brexit) suggested that we’d be able to stop having immigrant Poles and have more Indians and Pakistanis instead.


#10

Don’t tempt me. :slight_smile: (Not likely though; unless I want to toss away a perfectly good job, I am at the service of the Indian Government till I turn 65 or die, whichever is earlier. :D)


#11

Oh, unless people are really desperate they should think more than twice.


#12

It’s probably going to take a couple of months until Britain officially leaves the EU.


#13

Couple of years (it’s Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty).


#14

Oh yeah. I saw it could take up to 2 years.


#15

SHOCKED! Just up out of bed and heard the news. :eek:

First thoughts are, this will be tough on Catholics living in Northern Ireland, as they will be completely under British rule again - no EU protective laws - so possibly back to square one.

Also, Scotland may leave and stay with the EU - but which other countries will now try to leave the EU, it could fall apart totally. :shrug:

Other scenario could be, the British do a good deal with the EU and rejoin on ‘their’ terms.

Aside from these initial thoughts - totally shell shocked!


#16

Here are a couple videos explaining the England/Great Britain/the UK, and the European Union:

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

The European Union Explained*

I’m wondering how this well play out in other countries where the EU is unpopular? Sweden seems to be the next obvious choice since they kept the kroner.


#17

Couldn’t agree more. We should never have had a referendum. We have a parliamentary system whereby far better informed people are voted in to make rational decisions about such crucial decisions. Cameron made a huge mistake.


#18

They’d be wise to wait until they see the consequences for the UK - particularly, I’d suggest, particular groups within the UK - Brexit could easily be a disaster for those who most supported it but fairly neutral for many who opposed it.


#19

The polls had the majority in favor of staying with the EU by a margin of about 4%. But the polls were wrong. did people change their minds at the last minute or what?


#20

I suspect there will be some that may want to leave.
OTOH, the British seem to want to be different. They drive their cars on the wrong side of the road.


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