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bluesbaby Sat 25-Jun-16 20:48:06

AIBU to ask you to consider forgiving the Leavers? I am firmly a Remainer (for many, many reasons - not just freedom of movement and the single market), but can I ask you all to make peace with each other and perhaps unitedly direct our anger towards working together to build a better future now that the vote has been cast?

If you believe we should do what we can to remain still - sign the second referendum petition, while article 50 hasn't been issued yet.

If you believe in democracy, then accept the vote, and start opening the discussion for the real future as it stands, now.

The borders won't close any time soon, so let's not scaremonger anymore - it's not like a switch (I'm looking at you Leavers), and no one's been sent home overnight. Everything will take time to change. And it's very likely that we'll have freedom of movement as part of our trade agreements, anyway.

For those of you with law degrees, I'm pleased for you. There will be lots of work for you!

David Cameron, you are an arsehole for putting us all in this position. You are weak and should never have agreed to the referendum.

To the general public: Don't let the government pitch us against ourselves. Let's not hate each other. Let's hate Farage and Cameron, sure, but let's not hate each other. Remember, it's easier for the government to control us if we are all living in fear. They want us to be afraid. They want us to feel unsure. Do you want to be manipulated even more? Do you want to wake up every day feeling scared? The government have split the country in half, mainly through scaremongering. We can still fix this, if we work together and stay calm.

So, AIBU to ask you all to forgive each other?

PS. It's already affected the company I work for, due to the dollar exchange rate, so I'm pretty angry. But I'm trying very very hard not to abuse or insult any Leavers...

Creampastry Sat 25-Jun-16 20:52:09

Forgive the leavers .... Wtf? I didn't bother to read past that comment.

RebootYourEngine Sat 25-Jun-16 20:53:15

I agree with you because i believe in democracy. I didnt vote for the conservatives in the last general election but i have slowly learned to deal with it.

IlovesLiz Sat 25-Jun-16 20:54:50

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bluesbaby Sat 25-Jun-16 20:58:45

Maybe it was too soon smile

bluesbaby Sat 25-Jun-16 20:59:13

But let's use the rational and sane qualities that made us vote Remain!

WeirdAndPissedOff Sat 25-Jun-16 21:00:59

Thank you.
Right now a lot of people are scared and angry, and they have every right to be.

But the vote has been made and now we need to make it work. The time to debate over Stay or Leave has passed, and now the result we should be working for is for the UK to succeed - because a lot of people will be waiting for us to fail.

I hope we get a decent Prime Minister who can steer us into a good future.
I hope the fears of the Remain side don't come to pass, or at least not as badly as we fear.
I hope the Leave side see the brighter future they were banking on.
And I hope we don't continue to tear ourselves apart in the aftermath.

flowers To everyone. It'll be a rough ride, so let's all hope we come out the other side better for it.

expatinscotland Sat 25-Jun-16 21:01:04

' but can I ask you all to make peace with each other and perhaps unitedly direct our anger towards working together to build a better future now that the vote has been cast?'

Go right ahead. But fuck that for a game of soldiers and fuck all this Pollyanna bullshit. I'm not interested 'making peace' with leave voters or working towards this hunky dory 'better future' unless it involves Scotland becoming independent with EU member status. Then they can keep their 'Great Britain'.

PurpleDaisies Sat 25-Jun-16 21:01:33

But let's use the rational and sane qualities that made us vote Remain!

So let's forgive the leavers but also insult them on the same thread?hmm

I voted remain. I disagree strongly with people who voted leave but I'm a democracy it's their right to do that. I don't need to forgive anyone.

DancingDinosaur Sat 25-Jun-16 21:01:42

I'll come to terms with it in time op. But at the moment I just want to screeeeaaaaaam! Arghhhhh!

Crunchymum Sat 25-Jun-16 21:26:03

My sister, SIL and mum voted leave. My DP and another SIL didn't vote. I'm angry but not with them.

I did my research and have a clear conscience, I've already had a few indications others aren't so at peace ('my' non voters are both pissed off with the outcome)

I just don't want to hear any shit. My non voting SIL telling me 'nothing has changed' obviously doesn't understand what has just happened?

Dawndonnaagain Sat 25-Jun-16 21:31:40

I've said this on another thread, today I was asked when I was putting dd on a plane. We are of Spanish descent. Grandmother is from Gibraltar. Mum was born in Bournemouth, before the war. I was born in London. Dd was born in fucking Watford.

PNGirl Sat 25-Jun-16 21:37:35

No. I didn't vote for this government, didn't want a referendum, and disagree to my very core with the result. I won't forgive and I will never forget the day that proved to me what people in this country really think of each other.

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