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To think that some people just shouldn't be allowed to vote

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TheWhompingWilly Fri 10-Jun-16 21:46:58

Just seen a post on Facebook by someone who is voting to leave the EU based on the fact that nobody votes for us in Eurovision. Is that the best argument they can come up with, really?

GrumpyOldBag Fri 10-Jun-16 21:48:37


Savemefromwine Fri 10-Jun-16 21:48:43

Don't be as silly as her then. Your post is as daft as her FB post.

Sighing Fri 10-Jun-16 21:48:52

For your title. YABU.
For your content .... noooooo shock

Itriedtodohandstandsforyou Fri 10-Jun-16 21:49:34

Made me chuckle anyway. grin

starry0ne Fri 10-Jun-16 21:50:40

YABU based on we live in a democracy.

However whether the majority really understand it well enough to vote I doubt.

VestalVirgin Fri 10-Jun-16 21:51:34

It is a sad fact that democracy is only the lesser of a number of evils, and stupid people still have too much power in it.

Still beats being ruled by one single asshole.

Itriedtodohandstandsforyou Fri 10-Jun-16 21:52:54

Tell em if they vote remain we'll be bound to win the eurovision, no more 'nil point' for us...whoooo hooo! grin

AgentZigzag Fri 10-Jun-16 21:53:23

It's a good a reason as any to help someone decide which way to vote, and no better or worse than all the other crap reasons people are putting forward to stay in/leave.

dudsville Fri 10-Jun-16 21:55:21

Personally I think this is something that shouldn't be left to us to vote on. Everything is so spun it's hard to find hard facts and people who really understand the meaning of the decisions should take responsibility.

TheWhompingWilly Fri 10-Jun-16 21:56:51

It's a light-hearted post. Of course I don't dispute that, in a democracy, everyone has an equal right to vote. I just despair that there are people who base their opinion on an entertainment show. Someone else on the same thread was voting leave because the EU has too many laws about spoons.

SanityClause Fri 10-Jun-16 22:00:59

I worry that too many people may not be considering the long term implications for our country.

It's not like a general election, where you can have a bit of an experiment for 5 years, when not too much can go badly wrong, then you can vote them out, next time.

Once we're out, we're out.

Even if we did want to rejoin, once we'd had our little tantrum, we'd never get our opt-outs back, or the rebate renegotiated.

AgentZigzag Fri 10-Jun-16 22:04:50

'I just despair that there are people who base their opinion on an entertainment show.'

But how should someone make the decision though?

I'm not saying basing it on a cruddy entertainment show is the best way to go, but unless you're into European politics in a big way (and maybe even if you are that sad ) everyone's just guessing aren't they?

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