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to think it's absoultely disgusting the way Remain supporters are talking about poorer members of society.

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2moreminutes Fri 24-Jun-16 09:56:42

I have seen so many messages on FB saying that the poorer members of society shouldn't have been allowed to vote.
Because apparently, some members of society aren't capable of making decisions for themselves.
How disgusting and patronising is that?

This is talk from people who are supposedly for the best interests of ALL people.

So how does the labour/lib dem 'ethos' work exactly?

It's good to help people.
As long as you don't ever give them any choice?

hmm

SquidgeyMidgey Fri 24-Jun-16 09:58:39

If Remain had swung it I imagine FB would be full of how the privileged in society get all the best hands. People are lashing out, always happens after any vote.

weirdsister Fri 24-Jun-16 09:58:44

I've not seen anything like that. Do you acquaint yourself with horrible people?

TheDuchessOfArbroathsHat Fri 24-Jun-16 10:00:03

I've seen a LOT of FB today and not a single thing anything close to your example. I can only conclude you know some truly revolting people.

Owllady Fri 24-Jun-16 10:00:10

I think you'll find that's not how democracy or socialism works confused
Social media is the work of the devil

t4gnut Fri 24-Jun-16 10:02:20

I think people to stupid to grasp the argument and realise everything the brexit campaign said was a lie shouldn't have been allowed to vote.

londonrach Fri 24-Jun-16 10:02:25

Seen alot of fb messages and not seen anything like that. Most people are saying how sad they are. Its the people you know maybe.

MrsSpecter Fri 24-Jun-16 10:02:43

Ive seen none of that. I'm skint and a lot of my friends and family are too and we are all overwhelmingly gutted and angry.

blueskywithclouds Fri 24-Jun-16 10:04:28

I've not seen anything either. Maybe rethink your facebook friends.

DowagerDuchessofDenver Fri 24-Jun-16 10:04:31

Are these your friends on facebook? On my newsfeed, the remain voters are scared and upset, but none of them are making those sorts of points - maybe review who your friends are?!

scousesal Fri 24-Jun-16 10:05:22

Struggling single mum and all I've seen is discomfort from everyone even the leave voters on Facebook.This was not a vote that was easy for allot of people .

ApocalypseSlough Fri 24-Jun-16 10:06:06

Not seen anything like that either. Just a lot of sad and shocked friends, worried about their future and that of their children.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 24-Jun-16 10:06:24

Not seen anything like that and all my FB friends are remainers

What do YOU mean OP by 'poorer members of society'?

emeraldlakes Fri 24-Jun-16 10:06:47

I've read plenty of disgusting comments from some angry Remain voters this morning. I think it says more about them than the 'uneducated, stupid, racist, underclass' they are claiming all Leave voters to be.

TheDuchessOfArbroathsHat Fri 24-Jun-16 10:06:58

I think people to stupid to grasp the argument and realise everything the brexit campaign said was a lie shouldn't have been allowed to vote

I'm normally totally for completely free democracy but on this occasion I would 100% agree with this!

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 24-Jun-16 10:08:47

I have seen one comment like that and I agree OP, not impressed by that kind of thing even in jest.
Particularly when I think it is in part the refusal of mainstream politicians to take people's concerns about immigration seriously that got us into this Brexity mess.

branofthemist Fri 24-Jun-16 10:09:59

People are lashing out. They are upset. But As a remainer I think a lot of remainers should be ashamed of themselves today.

After the GE it was 'the rich privately educated voted Tory and don't care about the poor, disabled etc. It's a vote for I'm alright jack'

Now it's 'it's the poor and uneducated that voted leave, it's all their fault, they don't understand what they have done'.

Some people just like to group people together and blame them and their background when things don't go the way they want.

I wanted to remain. It didn't happen. I just have to get on with it.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 24-Jun-16 10:11:09

I certainly think if people voted leave to address immigration they ARE uneducated - and naive - sadly they where fed a load of jingoistic bullshit from those working class lads Boris and Farage

70% of or immigration is from outside the EU

European countires who want a trade agreement with the EU have to have free movement of labour

so no change then!

GruffaloPants Fri 24-Jun-16 10:11:39

I haven't seen anything like that, and everyone I know I'd "remain" and worried and disappointed. You just know horrible twats.

Laiste Fri 24-Jun-16 10:13:22

bran - i think that's the most accurate post i've read on here this morning. Some disgusting attitudes being bandied about.

''People who are too stupid shouldn't be allowed to vote''? And these are the ones in the next breath calling the 'outers' bigoted hmm

SaucyJack Fri 24-Jun-16 10:14:09

It's a daft comment anyway.

Plenty of us "poor and uneducated" working-class oiks voted to remain.

From my own casual observations, the line seems to have been drawn between the generations (with the older voting to leave) rather than between the classes.

branofthemist Fri 24-Jun-16 10:14:15

I know quite a few brexiters. Non had immigration as their main concern.

The media and Remain MPs kept saying it was a major issue. Conveniently it led to calls of 'racist m and made it easy to shut down debate.

As a remainer, I think we lost because too many of the remain camp alienated people who were undecided. Just like the GE.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 24-Jun-16 10:18:51

I wish they'd come and talk to us today Bran - going on the MN comments it was the number 1 issue sad

itsmine Fri 24-Jun-16 10:19:39

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YourPerception Fri 24-Jun-16 10:22:08

Leavers have been labelled thick racists all along.

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