To wonder why everyone on MN seems to have voted remain?

(26 Posts)
hellothered Sat 25-Jun-16 16:52:39

I have seen few (if any) who have 1. Said they voted out and 2. Replied to a Remainer's post saying they're proud of their decision and why they voted etc etc.

AIBU to say MN has more Britremainers?

manicinsomniac Sat 25-Jun-16 16:54:41

There will be a correlation between the demographics of the Remain vote and the demographics of mumsnet members.

WellErrr Sat 25-Jun-16 16:55:49

No, but due to the venom and vitriol and shouts of YOU RACIST THICKO at the Leave voters, they're just not engaging.

Same when the Tories won the GE.

hellothered Sat 25-Jun-16 16:56:14

manic good point, but there's so many that they can't all be from say, London?

MrsSpecter Sat 25-Jun-16 16:57:05

Yes yabu. Because you clearly havent been reading MN with your eyes open if you havent seen anyone who voted to leave.

usual Sat 25-Jun-16 17:09:24

There is lots of arguing on MN atm (understatement) So I'd say quite a few voted to leave.

AStreetcarNamedBob Sat 25-Jun-16 17:12:23

I can't be bothered to get shouted at so avoid commenting

Because the vile comments aimed at those who voted to leave are fucking atrocious so I'm pretty sure people would rather avoid those dickeheads doing it

SootSprite Sat 25-Jun-16 17:17:05

I voted to leave. I've commented on a few of the threads but I'm tired of saying 'Yes, I considered the facts, No, I'm neither racist nor thick' etc etc

I suspect that MN, like the nation, is split pretty evenly for both sides. Most Leave voters are, I imagine, heartily sick and tired of all of the insulting, derogatory threads about this issue.

Grassgreendashhabi Sat 25-Jun-16 17:18:48

Because if we say anything we are branded!

It's like the old witch hunt again!

So fuck it why bother.

usual Sat 25-Jun-16 17:19:19

I'd say calling posters vile and dickheads is pretty atrocious. Oh you gotta love MN. grin

hellothered Sat 25-Jun-16 17:20:18

usual I didn't say that sad

MrsGradyOldLady Sat 25-Jun-16 17:20:30

There were quite a few poll threads started where the results were not that different to the actual results.

I voted leave and have a masters degree but yeah sick of the vitriolic comments calling all leavers thick and racist.

If you read it, I said the COMMENTS were vile....and yes...some of what I've read can only be written by dickheads...

OrangesandLemonsNow Sat 25-Jun-16 17:22:20

The vitriol, lazy stereotyping and downright rude and offensive posts and comments thrown at anyone who voted leave is why.

AlpacaLypse Sat 25-Jun-16 17:22:43

I'm one of the Leave voters who made my choice on a moral principle of democracy. The EU, as it currently is, is fundamentally undemocratic, and too unwieldy to reform from within. I'd be perfectly happy to listen to and consider arguments in favour of a properly democratic version of it.

I ignore most of the squeals of RACIST bellowed by the more hysterical Remainers, I know it's not true of myself.

tiggytape Sat 25-Jun-16 17:23:16

Because most people on mumsnet are women, are aged under 55 and are more likely to be either of a higher socio-econmic status or graduates (or both) I imagine (i.e. every single factor that fits the typical "Remainer" profile).
Whereas in the population as a whole that sex and age group are not the majority.

There will be Leavers on MN too of course but they are probably having a break from posting this weekend since being continually called a vile, thick, racist tw*t tends to offend.

usual Sat 25-Jun-16 17:25:16

<plays tiny violin>

BTW you can say twat on MN.

ohgoshIdontknow Sat 25-Jun-16 17:25:45

Well said WellErr

I voted leave and am very proud of having done so. Project Fear obviously worked pretty well given the hysterical rhetoric on here in the last 48 hours.

No one knows what's going to happen - or what would have happened if we'd stayed - but I am extremely optimistic that we have gone for the better option.

alltouchedout Sat 25-Jun-16 17:28:14

I've seen a number of mumsnetters say they voted leave, but you're right, not nearly as many as those of us who voted remain.

There are plenty of reasons for this but one biggie I think is that saying you voted leave is now rather like admitting you voted Tory in the 90s.

AlpacaLypse Sat 25-Jun-16 17:32:02

Incidentally I suspect I'm not the only middle class female graduate aged (just!) under 55 who failed to vote the way my demographic actually predicted. Don't forget, I became aware of politics when Tony Benn - a massive Eurosceptic - was still active, and have been despairing of the Labour Party ever since Blair schmoozed his way in.

balence49 Sat 25-Jun-16 18:04:45

I voted leave. I'm 29.
I know 9 people who have been very vocal on social media and in person about being Stay. To the point that I have now hidden them and the drivel they are posting towards anyone who dares admit to having a different opinion. Valid points I can read, vile abuse I won't.
Everyone else I know is very pleased to be leaving.
I have family in another EU country. They are all excited that they too may get to vote!

RubbishG3nericUsername Sat 25-Jun-16 18:14:12

It has a lot to do with demographics, educated British women with families were mainly 'remain' voters. I live in Oxfordshire, am all of the things mentioned above and most of my friends are the same, and almost without exception my Facebook page was full of posts in complete disbelief! A reminder that we appeared to be sorely out of touch with the feelings and opinions of other demographics.

WhereYouLeftIt Sat 25-Jun-16 18:29:05

"AIBU to say MN has more Britremainers?"
Yes. There is no real evidence that they are more numerous. It is equally possible that they are fewer but more voicifierous.

specialsubject Sat 25-Jun-16 18:51:46

I am interested to note how much MN hated the Tories and Cameron at the last election, but it isn't bothered that Cameron headed the Remain campaign. Yet leavers are all the scum of the earth because Farage headed the leave campaign.

the idea that anyone can actually think for themselves seems completely alien.

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