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kinkytoes Mon 20-Jun-16 22:13:41

Is it just me who's fed up with various contacts on Facebook (and yes it's always the same ones) constantly posting stuff about why everyone should be voting for Remain? It seems like every other post is something to do with it and it's getting really tiresome. Even if I was undecided I think it would get on my tits.

Yes I know I can turn it off!

girlandboy Mon 20-Jun-16 22:21:44

Yes, I've noticed this!

And a lot of it is accompanied by the tone of "I must change the minds of the Leave voters by insulting their intelligence and telling them how mad they must be"!

I scroll on by......

bkgirl Mon 20-Jun-16 22:26:47

Ha ha ha , I just thought it was me who thought that!
It's all so jolly hockey sticks.

bkgirl Mon 20-Jun-16 22:28:04

"Hey sweetie you are not pc if you don't agree with my gang".


HarrietSchulenberg Mon 20-Jun-16 22:33:19

We should swap friends as my FB is the other way. I'm a Remainer and the Brexiteers are posting relentlessly.
I'll be bloody glad when it's all over and my newsfeed will fill back up with pics of kittens wearing bras 'n' stuff.

kinkytoes Mon 20-Jun-16 22:38:06

Amen to that Harriet. Tbh I don't want to read about it constantly regardless of which side they're on. It's bloody everywhere!

Bless those friends who keep quiet on the matter.

GingerCuddleMonsterThe2nd Mon 20-Jun-16 22:51:25

Due to my work I'm not allowed a public opinion on it, I've hidden many friends from my feed through fear of an angry outburst after some vino grin

It's constant, and never ending vote this and your a racist costs this and you are holier than though and ready to take in an orphaned Syrian.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 20-Jun-16 22:55:43

I like the posts listing a long list of people that want to remain, followed by a short random list of people that want to leave. It doesn't even list names in some cases, just 'random economics group'. Very convincing. grin

bkgirl Mon 20-Jun-16 23:01:55

Worst I saw was a friend posting some sort of tool that identifies people who liked any pics from Britain First. OBVIOUSLY I am appalled by Britain First but I thought it was a pretty sinister tool. I suggested she should post a tool for free masons or other secret societies (I have nice friends that are masons and have no problem with them being in it)
The point is, its all got so dirty, sanctimonious and obnoxious.
Ah well, I have family who died in the wars, they would kick my @rse for selling out to some mega eu so nope, gotta leave.

Laniakea Mon 20-Jun-16 23:09:16

they've probably been reading this grin

bkgirl Mon 20-Jun-16 23:13:27

Hope so, might shut them up lol!

Breadwidow Mon 20-Jun-16 23:18:19

I can't post due to my job but I can see why people are - if the poles are correct the uk could be about to make a very bad decision indeed. If you don't like just hide it from your news feed.

If running down my street naked resulted in a guarantee remain would win I would do it, seriously.

The may be bureaucratic but in it we can have influence and it's also resulted in peace in western Europe for over 60 years.

scaryteacher Mon 20-Jun-16 23:40:00

No, NATO has kept the peace in Europe for over 60 years; the EU in its current form has only existed since the Lisbon treaty.

GiddyOnZackHunt Mon 20-Jun-16 23:49:05

I've got one who has posted practically every day about their journey to a decision. It's involved at least 2 changes of heart, lectures and 'helpful' advice on how to make our choice.
Dear friend, you aren't the guru you think you are.

kinkytoes Tue 21-Jun-16 05:12:22

Who wouldn't be allowed a public opinion? Police presumably, maybe teachers? Anyone in the public sector?

Amazing typo in your first paragraph BreadWidow grin - also, telling Brexiters they're making a bad decision won't help your cause. You just sound sanctimonious and that is more likely to work against you (unless you're a secret Brexit fan who's trying out some reverse psychology?)

OrangesandLemonsNow Tue 21-Jun-16 05:30:24

if the poles are correct the uk could be about to make a very bad decision indeed

As leavers could equally say those that wish to remain are about to make a really bad decision indeed.

KittyKrap Tue 21-Jun-16 05:38:17

I'm getting this daily on FB. It's all the remain group, you're a bad person who's racist if you want out, look at me, I care...

Im finding it hard to believe the polls are so close if my FB is any indication! I'm still on the fence but won't be swayed by people putting up pictures of Rik Mayall and saying that is a Britain First evil plan to take over the world.

GingerCuddleMonsterThe2nd Tue 21-Jun-16 07:36:52

Kinkytoes I work for a well known national charity, we are remaining neutral. Our personal social media accounts, what we say to clients, they must remain neutral as our opinions may be taken as that of the charity.

QueenLaBeefah Tue 21-Jun-16 07:43:57

I particularly like the ones from solidly middle class people about how working class culture has been hi-jacked by Brexit. So bloody patronising.

I still don't know how I will vote but the stench of piousness (don't think that is a word but hey ho) is utterly repellant.

scaryteacher Tue 21-Jun-16 08:08:24

if the poles are correct the uk could be about to make a very bad decision indeed Is that the polls, or the Poles? Some Poles I know would also like to leave, as they are irritated by the EU intervening in their internal politics.

Breadwidow Tue 21-Jun-16 08:40:05

I'm sorry about my terrible typo, it was late, ill toddler etc. And on phone. I mean polls, as you know! Of course I think remain is the way to go, so I think we are on the brink of making a bad decision. Leavers on the other hand think it's an amazing opportunity. Feelings are running high and people post on their social media.

I'm a civil servant & lots of my friends know this and who I work for. Now we are in purdah the govt cannot release any info that could sway the vote either side. It's probably OK if I post stuff on Facebook, but it's a grey area as civil servants above a certain grade (which is my grade) cannot campaign for any political party.

Though its name and form have changed the EU began in 1951 when the European coal & steel community was set up that became the EEC, then the EC & finally the EU. Preventing right wing nationalism which was seen as the driving reason behind ww1/2 was a key goal from the beginning. NATO was key to Western Europe's defence against the USSR but the ESCC /ECC/EC/EU terms of preventing war between the countries of Western Europe.

Sorry red herring, in terms of Facebook, if you don't like the political posts unfollow/hide/block even. No need to moan, you can avoid seeing it if you don't like it. Or just don't read it. Dimples.

Breadwidow Tue 21-Jun-16 08:40:14

Simples, fucking phone

Breadwidow Tue 21-Jun-16 08:44:30

Bloody hell must read my posts through first, last sentence of third para was meant to say the EU (and its former incarnations) has been / is key to preventing conflict between western (and now all) European countries. War between EU members now seems unimaginable which is no mean feat considering our history.

MadisonMontgomery Tue 21-Jun-16 08:45:02

It's absolutely doing my head in! I've got a friend on fb who keeps posting about how she's spoken to lots of experts and they all say we should remain... Oddly enough she doesn't say which experts!

Y0uCann0tBeSer10us Tue 21-Jun-16 08:45:55

Oh yeah. It's the remainders who are most vocal on my feed. I've blocked a few people because the ranting about how Leavers were all racists or people who obviously just aren't as enlightened as they are was getting nauseating. And the posts about how immigration is great for the country, with no acknowledgement that it's not great for everyone, by middle class professionals who never see the impact of stretched services, is a bit much.

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