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Will the UK now accept the vote

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Gin96 Fri 13-Dec-19 10:16:42

And move on with a united country, can we stop bickering and accept what people have voted for?

BlackSwanGreen Fri 13-Dec-19 10:18:31

I think maybe the rift is too deep to move in as a united country sad

Pumperthepumper Fri 13-Dec-19 10:18:36

What have we voted for?

ohwheniknow Fri 13-Dec-19 10:19:16

Yeh, I accept what people voted for in 2017 and am outraged that democracy has been subverted with another vote that ignores the 2017 DEMOCRATIC WILL OF THE PEOPLE. hmm

MamaFlintstone Fri 13-Dec-19 10:19:32

I accept that there’s a thumping Conservative majority and that gives Johnson the mandate to deliver the things in his manifesto.

I will never accept Brexit and will fight to ensure the Conservative Party are the ones held responsible for the outcome of us leaving the EU.

I would support a campaign to rejoin the EU once we have left, even though the terms will be nowhere near as good as the current arrangements.

OrangeSlices998 Fri 13-Dec-19 10:21:40

The bickering that’s been going on since the referendum is largely MP’s who are as divided as the rest of us.

I respect the vote, just like I respect last nights result, but I don’t want it, and I voted to express as much. So what do voters like me do now?

Confusedbeetle Fri 13-Dec-19 10:22:29

wow amazing! Could it be that the general election has suggested that MN does not speak for the people? Who would have thought it? Maybe all uneducated rascist who dont know what they are doing

ThunderboltandLightning Fri 13-Dec-19 10:25:18

I accept that there’s a thumping Conservative majority and that gives Johnson the mandate to deliver the things in his manifesto.

I will never accept Brexit and will fight to ensure the Conservative Party are the ones held responsible for the outcome of us leaving the EU.

I would support a campaign to rejoin the EU once we have left, even though the terms will be nowhere near as good as the current arrangements.

^This. Every word of it.

littlepaddypaws Fri 13-Dec-19 10:26:42

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Tippexy Fri 13-Dec-19 10:27:45

We have voted THREE times now to leave the EU.

Perhaps finally now, we can leave.

Bimbleberries Fri 13-Dec-19 10:28:51

How on earth are we a united country?

Scotland will be leaving before long.

There is bitter divide in England between areas who want to remain and those who don't, really massive. And between those who want to look after the vulnerable and those who don't.

We can't possibly unite behind a government who want to destroy the NHS and hurt the vulnerable, in order to make themselves richer, all the while being as unfriendly as possible to foreigners. Oh, while expecting some foreigners to still come here to be doctors and nurses. It's arrogant, selfish and narrow-minded. There's no way we can unite behind that. There might not be a lot we can do to stop it happening now, but we are certainly not going to be united by it.

PostNotInHaste Fri 13-Dec-19 10:30:29

I think the United ship sailed some time ago...

AlexaShutUp Fri 13-Dec-19 10:35:10

We have to accept the vote because we live in a democracy (albeit a crap FPTP system). However, accepting the result does not mean pretending that we're happy with it.

YABVU to expect the country to unite as a result of what has happened. I accept the result but I will never forgive those who voted for Brexit and the Tories. Five years of Boris will be absolutely disastrous for this country, and I am ashamed to be British right now.

The divisions will get worse, not better.

SquareAsABlock Fri 13-Dec-19 10:35:33

'Accept' is a bit of a loaded word here. I will never accept the sort of government we currently have, and luckily live in a democracy that will give us a chance to change it again, although it takes a few years.

I accept that there's no stopping the right and Brexit in the polls anymore. The latter will be bulldozed through and damn all consequences. I do not accept that's the end though, Brexit is only one matter and once the dust has settled then the real fight for this country and its communities starts. Brexit will never unite this country, but perhaps the fallout will.

churchandstate Fri 13-Dec-19 10:36:50

Of course I don’t accept it. I will have to live with it, for the time being.

Cornettoninja Fri 13-Dec-19 10:44:02

I’m currently looking at other citizens like they’re aliens. I don’t understand what’s going through their heads and I’m worried for my own and my dd’s future.

I will not accept the Tory party in its current form as the people to lead us anywhere but down the toilet. I don’t support Brexit but pray all of my fears prove wrong. I’m not religious but since no one has any answers or facts I’m left with little other action but prayer.

I think about how history will retell the events of the first half of this century and suspect it will be unflattering.

I’ve never felt less ‘united’.

Owlypants Fri 13-Dec-19 10:45:28

No. The majority of Scotland did not vote Tory but yet again we are stuck answering to a Tory government in Westminster.

LoveSatsumas Fri 13-Dec-19 10:45:46

None of us know for certain what the outcome will be when we finally leave the EU.
I believe the vast majority, on MN, are not old enough to remember life before we joined the Common Market. It wasn't all death, doom and gloom.
It really is, in my opinion, a time for us all to pull together.

Paintedmaypole Fri 13-Dec-19 10:47:55

I have no choice but accept the outcome of the election.We live in a democracy. The country remains deeply divided and polarised in opinion though.

Cornettoninja Fri 13-Dec-19 10:47:58

We have voted THREE times now to leave the EU

Perfect example of what I mean.

No, we voted once to leave the E.U. The two general elections since have involved more than one issue.

If you’ve been voting on one issue only that’s your own business but don’t presume the rest of the population has.

GhostofFrankGrimes Fri 13-Dec-19 10:49:20

But we keep getting told people knew what they were voting for wrt brexit.

Paintedmaypole Fri 13-Dec-19 10:49:36

I remember life before we joined the then co mon market. It is a long time ago and not very relevant to now

LolaSmiles Fri 13-Dec-19 10:49:52

I accept that there’s a thumping Conservative majority and that gives Johnson the mandate to deliver the things in his manifesto.

I will never accept Brexit and will fight to ensure the Conservative Party are the ones held responsible for the outcome of us leaving the EU.

I would support a campaign to rejoin the EU once we have left, even though the terms will be nowhere near as good as the current arrangements
This.

And if any Brexit supporters dare talk about "remoaners" or "we won get over it", I'll be pointing out they've spent the last few DECADES bitching and whining about leaving the EU, voting for UKIP MEPs who are happy to take EU salaries and pensions etc, that Farage said himself if it was 48/52 in favour of remain then it wouldn't be a done deal and he would seek to overturn it etc.
I'll respect the result of the election, but will be waiting and seeing how many people start complaining about backdoor privatisation, more cuts etc. After all they voted for it.

Moonmelodies Fri 13-Dec-19 10:50:16

Maybe the electorate didn't know what they were voting for, so people should march to demand another vote.

AlexaShutUp Fri 13-Dec-19 10:50:47

For me, "accepting" the vote means not protesting violently or trying to stand in the way of elected representatives taking up their place in the House of Commons/doing their jobs. Much as I might disagree with them, they have a mandate to be there and I do recognise and respect that.

However, accepting the outcome of a democratic election does not mean that I have abandon my own morals or change my political views. I respect the right of the elected MPs to take up their place in parliament, but I still utterly reject what they stand for.

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