unsure about the petition

(217 Posts)
wishfulthink Sat 25-Jun-16 00:09:05

I voted to remain but I just don't know how I feel about the petition - it's a democracy and the voting is now done. The damage and hurt is already here, it won't go away if the petition is successful will it??

Not so much an AIBU as an is there any point? Please can someone explain it to me...

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Sat 25-Jun-16 00:11:03

I think England's next football match should work on the same ruling.... If they lose then let's scrap that and have another go

MrHannahSnell Sat 25-Jun-16 00:14:59

The petition is pointless. Forget it.

Somerville Sat 25-Jun-16 00:15:16

I'm unsure too and haven't signed it. Despite the fact that I lose my livelihood due to the result.

This isn't a game where somewhere can yell 'best of 3' when they lose.

At the same time, I acknowledge the deep unfairness revealed by the voting demographics. Younger voters want to remain.

notgivingin789 Sat 25-Jun-16 00:17:41

I signed it; but don't see the point. We just have to accept the vote and go on from there.

Pocketrocket31 Sat 25-Jun-16 00:20:22

That's the price of democracy. you shouldn't petition against it. When will it end. U.K Has spoken, end of

mygorgeousmilo Sat 25-Jun-16 00:22:54

Unfair demographics, plus the leave campaign have been outed as making most of it up. It should be a mandatory reconsideration seeing as the votes were cast under various illusions.

kslatts Sat 25-Jun-16 00:25:17

Unfair demographics

kslatts Sat 25-Jun-16 00:25:42

Unfair demographics

Please explain

MagicMojito Sat 25-Jun-16 00:27:14

I don't know. I'd do just about anything to overturn this result. It should never have been put in our hands IMO.

Pocketrocket31 Sat 25-Jun-16 00:50:37

Well 52% of the U.K. Don't agree with you, Deal with it. It's makes me so mad we all turned out and voted, but because the minority didn't get there way they want it recalled/overturned

Pocketrocket31 Sat 25-Jun-16 00:52:44

The vote in was less than truthful also.... How many pensioners do you think voted in for a fear of a emergency budget and not protection for there pension, that this morning turned out to be another scaremongering tactic

letthemdrinktea Sat 25-Jun-16 01:05:22

surely signing the petition is democracy asserting itself again having acknowledged that it might have made a mistake the first time around? So many voters were clueless as to what they were actually voting for and have admitted to regretting their decision, so its possible (likely?) that the leave result no longer represents the majority view.

And then there's the question of the London flooding preventing voters from accessing polling stations and therefore influencing the result. I really hope they do consider a second referendum.

HorraceTheOtter Sat 25-Jun-16 01:07:04

This is how democracy works. If remain had won, I'd have fought against a petition from the exit camp like this furiously. Sadly, just because I (we) don't agree with the result doesn't make it unfair.

Kummerspeck Sat 25-Jun-16 01:09:10

It is bollocks and anti-democratic. It just shows that some people really will not accept the views of a majority if it is not their view

Somerville Sat 25-Jun-16 01:11:18

kslatts The unfair element of the demographics is that 73% of young people voted to remain. Whereas only 40% of over 65's did.

Many people felt that 16-17 year olds should have been allowed to vote.

TwoLittleBlooms Sat 25-Jun-16 01:11:24

Pocketrocket Not 52% of the UK, 52% of the voters that turned out. Approximately 38% I believe of the UK population who were eligible to vote.

Somerville Sat 25-Jun-16 01:15:49

Frankly, Pocketrocket, I sincerely hope that there isn't now a self-imposed recession. But if the economists are right and there is, then I don't believe that pensioners can be shielded from cuts any longer. The younger generations have aboaorbed the vast majority of the cuts so far, and there is little fat left to trim there. And this desicion was made by older voters.

letthemdrinktea Sat 25-Jun-16 01:16:19

But if remain had won, it wouldn't have been finished business. Farage made it quite clear he'd push for a second referendum a few years down the line if we had elected to stay in the EU.

And the outcome of all this suggests that leaving the EU no longer represents the will of the majority. Especially since 16/17 year olds weren't allowed to vote.

alteredimages Sat 25-Jun-16 01:17:46

I didn't sign either. I would do pretty much anything for the UK to remain in the EU and avoid possible breakup of the UK, but it would set too dangerous a precedent.

Sunsetplumset Sat 25-Jun-16 01:19:11

The petition if heard and agreed with 100% cause violence maybe even a civil war.
I didn't vote for anyone but the vote has been chosen you cannot go back just because you lost.

Sunsetplumset Sat 25-Jun-16 01:21:50

London did not flood?

wishfulthink Sat 25-Jun-16 01:25:21

I live in London and had to use wellies to wade to my polling station...

grumpysquash3 Sat 25-Jun-16 01:31:45

The telegraph reported a 72.3% turnout
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/23/high-turnout-for-eu-referendum-vote-could-break-uk-records/

Pocketrocket31 Sat 25-Jun-16 01:48:10

Jesus! Now you want the kids to vote 😁 I mean if u let 16 year olds vote.... My 13 year old nephew is gonna be livid. Where will it end, with my 9 year old having a say. My god

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