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Old 06-25-2016, 10:07 AM
 
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I don't think the UK is actually ever going to leave the EU despite this vote. I strongly suspect they will placate the masses with a lot of talk about leaving. Then they will renegotiate a better deal with the EU. They will present this along with another vote. Rinse repeat until it passes.



The difference is that leaving the EU (or at least renegotiating a new contract) will be beneficial to the UK.

Leaving the UK will not be beneficial to Scotland in any way, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
The UK IS Scotland. The clue is in the name 'United Kingdom'.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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Lesser degree my cousins in Dublin want Irish reunification.
Well your 'cousins' in Dublin can dream on.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:13 AM
 
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The only ones suffering will be the Brits.
People were making the same dire predictions when the Brits decided to keep the pound.

In truth, the UK will be just fine. However, given the dismal economic performance of most of the EU member states over the life of this union, I'm pretty sure that Britain will sustain some pain, and then outperform the EU within a year or two. Reality trumps theory every day. And the EU is sagging under the weight of its contradictions.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:13 AM
 
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There's a petition there now with over 1.5 million signatures so far for a second EU referendum. A petition there usually takes over 100,000 sigs to be debated in Parliament. Stay tuned.


EU referendum petition signed by more than 1.5m - BBC News
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Man how stupid can you be? This is going to wreck their economy and likely cause Scottish independents so that they can stay in the EU....
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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There's a petition there now with over 1.5 million signatures so far for a second EU referendum. A petition there usually takes over 100,000 sigs to be debated in Parliament. Stay tuned.


EU referendum petition signed by more than 1.5m - BBC News

Of course it has over a million signatures being that many millions voted to remain. There is nothing to stay tuned to. They lost.
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Old 06-25-2016, 12:53 PM
 
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There's a petition there now with over 1.5 million signatures so far for a second EU referendum. A petition there usually takes over 100,000 sigs to be debated in Parliament. Stay tuned.


EU referendum petition signed by more than 1.5m - BBC News
Can't imagine it would be allowed. If so, then every single close election could immediately be petitioned for a revote. Plus it smacks of being poor losers.
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:55 PM
 
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Pardon my American ignorance, but what would be the benefits of staying in the EU?
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Pardon my American ignorance, but what would be the benefits of staying in the EU?

Is that crickets I hear?
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:17 PM
 
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There's a petition there now with over 1.5 million signatures so far for a second EU referendum. A petition there usually takes over 100,000 sigs to be debated in Parliament. Stay tuned.


EU referendum petition signed by more than 1.5m - BBC News

There is nothing to "stay tuned" about.


Said petition was actually launched *before* last weeks voting and is only gaining steam now as the results have arrived.


Petitions are submitted to UK government all the time; the only thing legally that must happen is once a certain level of valid signatures is reach Parliament must hold a debate.


British government just spent millions to hold last weeks referendum, to think they are going back to do another just is not on.


First of all even if 2 million sign this petition *seven* million (or more) voted to leave the EU. Parliament is not going to easily slag off the wishes of a majority.


Second the referendum vote last week is not legally binding. Thus if Parliament feels the true mood of the country (and is its best interest) is to remain they do have the option of ignoring the results. Note there has been no formal movement by the British government to leave the EU. Until such paperwork is submitted and thus the process begins everything remains status quo.
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