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to not understand why we haven't just sacked off Brexit?

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HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 14:29:15

Disclaimer: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I know this has been done to death so feel free to ignore if you're sick to the back teeth of Brexit shite. Please don't pelt me with buns and gin bottles for bringing it up. No snapping. No farting.

I don't live in the UK at the moment (though I'm British) so may well have a very skewed perception of the whole thing, but it seems that Brexit is hated by a shocking number of people, has managed to go spectacularly tits up before its even happened and whispers was arguably not wanted by the majority of the population anyway.

Every time I look at the news, there's further arm waving, frothing and photos of Theresa May looking like she's hoping for the ground to swallow her up, stories of the MPs rejecting this, the EU rejecting that, Nigel Farage doing something stupid, Boris Johnson nowhere to be seen etc etc.

But there doesn't seem to be an official suggestion that we just...don't do it.

Have I missed something? Is there some reason why the Government is battling on ahead with such a shit show, when there is a (seemingly) perfectly reasonable and easy alternative right there?

PaddyF0dder Tue 12-Mar-19 14:31:56

Politicians can only see as far as the next election. They don’t want to “go against the people” for deal of not getting elected next time. So on we go, marching off a cliff because Dave from Sunderland doesn’t like foreigners.

GhostofFrankGrimes Tue 12-Mar-19 14:32:31

Because the government don’t have the courage to tell the electorate that Brexit is not in the country’s interest. And undeliverable. As we can see by the latest farce today.

Sirzy Tue 12-Mar-19 14:34:21

I am very much a remainer. However to just say “we are staying” certainly won’t help with faith in the political system as it makes votes pointless.

I also don’t think “we have changed our mind now” will go down well with the EU.

The problem is it should never have been taken to refferendum with so little thought of what would happen and article 50 certainly shouldn’t have been triggered without some proper planning first

Aquamarine1029 Tue 12-Mar-19 14:34:28

but it seems that Brexit is hated by a shocking number of people, has managed to go spectacularly tits up before its even happened and whispers was arguably not wanted by the majority of the population anyway.

Perhaps they should have bothered to vote.

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 14:34:34

Politicians can only see as far as the next election I totally get this but then stopping Brexit has been shown again and again to BE the "will of the people" and its a small minority who declare a 2nd referendum "undemocratic".

gokartdillydilly Tue 12-Mar-19 14:35:47

And so far no-one has said one single thing about what will be good after Brexit. That's because there is nothing good to be said about Brexit. Nothing. Or someone, for fuck sake, show me I'm wrong... or just let's stop this nonsense.

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 14:36:44

I also don’t think “we have changed our mind now” will go down well with the EU.

But it would be more "our population was misled by false promises made by dodgy politicians"

....preferably followed up by said dodgy politicians being charged/prosecuted for making shit up and selling it to the public.

Perhaps they should have bothered to vote.

Don't even get me started. The appalling lack of voters in the younger age brackets is infuriating.

TheVanguardSix Tue 12-Mar-19 14:37:05

Because a core group of individuals will profit enormously from the fallout. And those people are running our government. It's called Disaster Capitalism and we're living it out loud and in stereo.

Read about the fun and games here: tinyurl.com/y9mb252s

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 14:37:44

@gokartdillydilly www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIrdAqFEKNY Haven't you seen the video?

whyayepetal Tue 12-Mar-19 14:37:58

Paddy and Ghost - exactly. And whatever the outcome now, I suspect that the ongoing farce will not help any in trying to secure those trade deals that were going to be oh so easy.hmm

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 12-Mar-19 14:39:38

Because people voted for it, end of. What are we going to best out of 3, and supposing the result is the same.
However another part of me does think we should have another referendum on it as we know more about it now, so perhaps the results would be different this time round who knows. Like the saying goes.
" If I/we knew then what I/we know now."

Walkingdeadfangirl Tue 12-Mar-19 14:39:58

Maybe MPs should ask the voters what they should do?

Oh wait, they did!

17 days to go.

gokartdillydilly Tue 12-Mar-19 14:42:18

@Aquamarine1029 Perhaps they should have bothered to vote.

Perhaps they decided that with the pack of lies and false promises versus lack of information and apathy, they couldn't make up their minds. Now we see what a crock of shit it all is, they will come out in their thousands vote to remain in R2

Caucasianchalkcircles Tue 12-Mar-19 14:42:44

They can’t just say people were protesting against austerity and used the referendum as a way of displaying this because it strikes right at the heart of Tory policy. Equally they can’t come clean and say it will be a disaster economically because half of their own party told us otherwise ! Catch 22 situation shock

ChocChocButtons Tue 12-Mar-19 14:44:35

Because it was voted for and we’re not a dictatorship so it’s going ahead.

GhostofFrankGrimes Tue 12-Mar-19 14:45:06

Brexit vote was based on feeling and emotion, divorced from reality hence the last 2 years of humiliation, hubris and stalemate.

Nesssie Tue 12-Mar-19 14:45:16

Maybe MPs should ask the voters what they should do?

Oh wait, they did!

17 days to go.

A-fucking-men! Not everyone is against Brexit. We just don't need to go on about it.

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 14:45:46

Maybe MPs should ask the voters what they should do?

Oh wait, they did!

Me: "If you buy this orange, you'll get a million pounds!"
Person: "Great!" [grabs orange, waits in line at the till to buy orange]
[Suddenly notices that everyone who has been bought an orange is being systematically shot after the till]
Person: "Wait, I don't want an orange in that case...."
Me: "Too late! You've already chosen it!"

gokartdillydilly Tue 12-Mar-19 14:46:17

@heynannynanny ah yes! Of course! And £350m to the NHS and no more Johnny Foreigners coming over here and stealing our jobs AND no more being ruled by an unelected government full of Johnny foreigners and we can have bent bananas! And blue passports!

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 14:46:47

Why Why Why is the concept of VOTING a second time considered in line with a dictatorship?

I literally live in a country governed by a dictatorship, I can tell you...there is zero voting at all.

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 14:47:54

@gokartdillydilly Damn, I forgot about the blue passports! My job relies heavily on me having freedom of movement within the EU so I'll likely be unemployed and therefore not need one, but at least it'll be blue.

TheVanguardSix Tue 12-Mar-19 14:47:57

We voted, yes. Power to the people. Voting is synonymous with being manipulated the fuck out of, if you ask me.

But have a little read of this from the article I linked to upthread.

"Data, algorithms, micro-ads, emotional manipulation, voter engagement/disengagement, and psyops strategies are just some of the buzz words in use to ensure enough votes go the right way. These strategies are all connected to names such as the aforementioned Cambridge Analytica, but also Robert Mercer, Steve Bannon, AggregateIQ, Leave.EU, Vote Leave, Nigel Farage, the DUP and big financial donors."

Alsohuman Tue 12-Mar-19 14:48:40

Sunny uplands, folks.

MistressDeeCee Tue 12-Mar-19 14:48:57

Don't even get me started. The appalling lack of voters in the younger age brackets is infuriating

It's not the Youngers. It's the do-gooders & SJWs, they are dreamers who will write reams on FB, MN etc for a back-slapping audience but won't prise their arse off chair to vote as 'oh that'll never happen, it will all be fine'. Most Remainers I know didn't actually vote.

If young people don't vote its no wonder with all the snarling by elders who call them derogatory terms and laugh at their concerns. Including seeming to think it's funny that youngers have less good job opportunities and barely any hope of getting a foot on the housing ladder. There are jokes about it, these 'snowflakes' that want it all.

No - it's middle aged and elderly xenophobes with a naff empirical attitude to blame, alongside the SJW crew.

The elderlies are worse as they voted for Brexit yet it won't affect them as they won't be here, but will surely impact negatively upon their future generations.

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