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To think we deserve a recession?

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ladyjadey Fri 05-Aug-16 00:34:28

Although it will hurt my family, my wage and DPs wage, I kind of think we deserve to be punished for being 'the stupid brits' who voted for brexit. I voted remain and sincerely wish we had, but now we are leaving I think we deserve what we get. In future people might think twice.....

LucyBabs Fri 05-Aug-16 00:35:25


DoNotBlameMeIVotedRemain Fri 05-Aug-16 00:39:28

I voted remain (clue's in username) but I sincerely hope we avoid economic meltdown or long recession). We still have to live on this small island and it will best for everyone if can leave in a measured way building our economy as we do.

Just5minswithDacre Fri 05-Aug-16 00:42:38


Simba84 Fri 05-Aug-16 00:47:54

No. I get the impression that some would like the country to go to the dogs to prove their pro-remaining point. We are an amazing country. Lets forget what we voted for, pull together, lets be positive and it will work out long term. The negative attitudes are doing more harm than good.

ChocolateFuzz Fri 05-Aug-16 00:49:00

I live in northern ireland, brexit is set to really mess us up. I really hope we don't get a recession on top of that but it's looking like we will

ladyjadey Fri 05-Aug-16 00:50:34

I don't want a recession, trust me! I have children to feed and I'm not rich. But when I see QE and interest rate cuts that benefit no one but the bankers I think people ought to own the crap they bought and perhaps realise the grass is the same crappy grass they had before. Only now weedol is more expensive.

Damselindestress Fri 05-Aug-16 00:53:37

You see a recession as some kind of life lesson because you're in a position to survive it. Some people aren't. If there is a recession, people will die. How can you be so blase about that?

DoNotBlameMeIVotedRemain Fri 05-Aug-16 00:57:14

Ah well quantitative easing is a different matter. Basically printing money which is never a recipe for economic success except on short term measure.

GiddyOnZackHunt Fri 05-Aug-16 00:57:57

But that's like half the turkeys wishing for Xmas to prove a point.
Is being 'right' so important to you? More important than your family's well being?

ladyjadey Fri 05-Aug-16 01:02:05

I'm not at all blase about it. I'm sickened. I'm not sure I am in a position to survive it. I work in the public sector and DH has just got a new job that may not work out. I am absolutely not sitting at the top of an ivory tower here. I'm scared for the immediate future but I'm more worried about the legacy we leave

Bogeyface Fri 05-Aug-16 01:17:08

Well done.

That is the stupidest thing I have read in a long time.

If you mean "If we get a recession then we have no one to blame but ourselves" then say so, but to say that all of those who are living literally on the breadline, and many below it, deserve things to get worse then you are a bloody idiot.

Yes you will struggle, but you work, your DH works. What about those who cant work. Those who already struggle to put food on the table? How on earth can you say that they deserve things to get even worse? I hope that you give to your local food bank, because if we do get a recession then they will need your donation more than ever.

LauderSyme Fri 05-Aug-16 01:19:21

No! shock confused
In a recession the 48% Remainers will suffer as much as the 52% Leavers. I voted remain and don't see why I should suffer because of other people's bad decisions (more than we are all inevitably going to anyway, due to Brexit).
I don't think anyone deserves a recession for exercising their democratic rights. A lot of people who voted Leave were already marginalised, disenfranchised and financially struggling. They voted Leave in the hopes of improving their lot. Okay, they were sold a pup and they bought it, hook, line and sinker, but I don't believe they should be punished for it. Nor should people aged under 18 who didn't even have a vote.
Sounds like you are advocating the notion the "Democracy is the theory that the common people kow what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard". That's bitter and cynical. So, no.

GiddyOnZackHunt Fri 05-Aug-16 01:20:26

You're public sector and this tips you over the edge? confused When 'we' elected this shower of referendum fucking up numpties as a government?
<bangs head on table>

WanderingNotLost Fri 05-Aug-16 01:49:51

"We?" Barely half the people who voted, voted out. It's just 51%ish of the country who are dragging the other 49%ish down with them!!

DoctorTwo Fri 05-Aug-16 06:12:23

If we do go into recession it will be because of Gidiot's 'economic plan', not because of Brexit. Expecting your economy to grow whilst cutting/privatising public services is, at best, economic illiteracy and at worst (ie, he knew what he was doing would cause recession) borderline criminal.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Fri 05-Aug-16 06:48:21

I was going to type a reply but you can't argue with stupid.

PinkFondantFancy Fri 05-Aug-16 06:51:26

I'm with stayingclassy. Plus not convinced bankers benefit from low rates either. But never miss an opportunity to banker-bash confused

davos Fri 05-Aug-16 07:00:01

As a remainer, this has to be one of the most stupid things I have heard.

Are people so desperate to be proved right they would be happy to see people in the shit?

The referendum has proved that just because people vote the same, it doesn't mean they are the same. And, I imagine, that goes for those who voted brexit.

Middleoftheroad Fri 05-Aug-16 07:00:32

Are you serious?

ChrissieS79 Fri 05-Aug-16 07:04:08

Watched the brexit gogglebox special during the week. One woman was pleased we voted out largely because we'll be able to but bendy bananas and cucumbers again. Whilst astonishingly frustrating, we are where we are and I don't think hoping it gets worse out of spite is the answer

Binkybix Fri 05-Aug-16 07:06:28

If we do go into recession it will be because of Gidiot's 'economic plan', not because of Brexit. Expecting your economy to grow whilst cutting/privatising public services is, at best, economic illiteracy and at worst (ie, he knew what he was doing would cause recession) borderline criminal

Now I'm not a fan of his fiscal policies, but the economy was growing (albeit slowly) and was growing faster than had been expected pre-Brexit, against some expectations that we were heading back to recession anyway.

I think we would have grown faster with more gentle deficit reduction but I do think it's fair to blame Brexit for a long of the economic woes to come.

I get where you're coming from OP. The desire to say 'I told you so' is very tempting, but we would all be caught up in it so I really hope it works out ok.

blueturtle6 Fri 05-Aug-16 07:07:25

Agree with pinkfondant, OP please could you explain how bankers benefit in recession?

ProfessorPreciseaBug Fri 05-Aug-16 07:10:06

If ladyjady reresents the mindset of the remain camp, it would seem to point to a very nasty bunch of people indeed.

GhostofFrankGrimes Fri 05-Aug-16 07:25:25

People should take responsibility for their actions - that includes at the ballot box. Economists and politicians warned of the danger of recession in the wake of a leave vote.

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