to think the Remainers aren't going to take this lying down and we won't leave

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SybilEngineer Fri 24-Jun-16 10:02:29

A million plus more people voted leave than remain but still over 16 million voted in. And many of the people this will affect - the under 18s - didn't get a say.

The majority of our elected representatives want us to remain as does our capital city.

The EU wants us to remain and once the leaders have stopped throwing their toys around they will realise they need to reform the EU and make changes that will keep UK and all the other eurosceptic people in.

Today has been a body blow for us remainers but, we're shot of Cameron, so we can re-group and start the fight to remain in the EU but with changes that much of Europe wants.

branofthemist Fri 24-Jun-16 10:05:56

I am a remainer. I hope there is negotiation and then another vote. Long shot.

But what you are suggesting doesn't make sense. There was a vote and the government are going to abide by it.

What do you want, another referendum? Based on what?

And would you be ok with Brexiters having the same stance if the vote had gone to remain? Let's regroup and force another vote, force the country to leave even though we lost the vote.

And quite frankly, why does what London voted for mean more than the rest of the U.K.? Would you have been OK with brexit of London had voted for it?

peachpudding Fri 24-Jun-16 10:09:46

So you want the EU to turn into a dictatorship and what, annex the UK?

The democratic result of the referendum was to leave the EU by a majority of over 1 million. And that is what is going to happen.

trixymalixy Fri 24-Jun-16 10:10:50

I'm a remain voter, but we need to respect democracy.

DannyFishcharge Fri 24-Jun-16 10:12:12

I'm a remain voter. I'm not thrilled but that's democracy. We need to respect it.

emeraldlakes Fri 24-Jun-16 10:14:52

Take what exactly? It's a democratic vote in favour to Leave. If the majority of the country doesn't want to be part of the EU then we will leave.

SybilEngineer Fri 24-Jun-16 10:15:03

And would you be ok with Brexiters having the same stance if the vote had gone to remain? Let's regroup and force another vote, force the country to leave even though we lost the vote

That's what the SNP have been planning to do since they lost the indyref.

UK is London-centric, they are used to getting their own way so won't accept the exit vote.

All parties need to accept that people can't take any more austerity - we'll have a new chancellor soon who will hopefully take heed.

UK and EU also need to accept that they cannot impose refugees, immigration on their countries.

EU want us to stay so they need to reform.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 24-Jun-16 10:15:16

wont happen - I am a remainer and I am dreading the future

but Cameron will be replaced by a right wing Brexiter who will happily get us out

A right wing tory government, high interest rates, high unemployment and a shot economy - it's like Thatcher never left

user1465382248 Fri 24-Jun-16 10:15:32

So what would be the point of the referendum, if we did stay?

We need to respect people's opinions and get on with it.

branofthemist Fri 24-Jun-16 10:17:35

That's what the SNP have been planning to do since they lost the indyref.

Yes and it hasn't happened yet. May be now but the goal posts have changed. Their whole country voted in.

UK is London-centric, they are used to getting their own way so won't accept the exit vote.

What are they going to do exactly?

Julia2016 Fri 24-Jun-16 10:18:42

It's called Democracy!

meercat23 Fri 24-Jun-16 10:20:31

Much as I hate the result, any attempt to ignore the fact that the majority of voters voted for Brexit would be a disgrace and would provoke uproar and possibly a constitutional crisis. Not likely either that the EU would suddenly cave in and give the UK all that the Brexiteers want not least because there are other countries that would immediately want the same terms

LineyReborn Fri 24-Jun-16 10:20:34

Cameron himself has no intention of invoking Article 50. But he'll stay until October. I presume he wants parliament to 'do something'.

SquidgeyMidgey Fri 24-Jun-16 10:23:01

I'm a Remainer. I am mightily disappointed this morning but that's democracy. The result has to stand. Doing vote after vote until you get what you want isn't how it works.

skinoncustard Fri 24-Jun-16 10:24:29

I'm a remainer , but we can't just keep voting until we get the result we want.
This is a very sad day for Britain.

MidnightAura Fri 24-Jun-16 10:29:20

I voted remain but we can't have another vote because it wasn't the result expected. take note Nicola Sturgeon.

Its a democracy.

icouldabeenacontender Fri 24-Jun-16 10:30:41

That's the price of democracy.
What do you want, Best of three?

BillSykesDog Fri 24-Jun-16 10:32:22

Doing vote after vote until you get what you want isn't how it works.

It is with the EU Ireland (twice), Denmark.

Chchchchangeabout Fri 24-Jun-16 10:32:33

YABU - it's not going to happen I'm afraid, though I wish it would too. The damage was done when Cameron committed to the referendum and took that gamble for the sake of his career. It's over, we need to make the exit work as best we can.

Mrsraypurchase Fri 24-Jun-16 10:35:08

Scissor, paper, stone?

101handbags Fri 24-Jun-16 10:36:12

I'm a remainer too. I'm very sad and disappointed today (mainly for the 75% of 18-25 year olds who voted to remain). But as others have said, this is democracy and we have to respect the result. However, I remain convinced that for some who voted out, not all but some, membership of the EU was not really the issue being voted on. David Cameron is gone and their aim is achieved.

Pinkheart5915 Fri 24-Jun-16 10:38:58

I did vote out and I'm very pleased so many others did too. I hope we do leave and government don't try to stop it somehow.

Remain voters may not like it but the majority won and that is how democracy works.

Dragongirl10 Fri 24-Jun-16 10:39:49

Sybil....do you not believe in democracy? would you prefer we were a communist country.....

Ghosty....not sure where you are coming from, as we have currently got the highest level of emplyment for 50years, lowest interest rates for over 20 years..etc.

margewiththebluehair Fri 24-Jun-16 10:40:35

There is nothing in the law that makes the referendum binding - it is merely advisory. This in the legal sense. Morally the government should respect the vote, but they actually don't have to.

They can make the exit last 7 years, they can even override it and decide to have another referendum in a few years. They can decide to table it in parliament and it might just be rejected by MPs - thus not respecting the vote (but of course that is suicide of political parties).

concertplayer Fri 24-Jun-16 10:41:07

We needed a Ref but not this year .The world is in crisis -migrants, Isis
have frightened people into action. Should have been next year

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