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Remain voters who have changed their minds

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Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 14:12:22

Ok, I expect to get pulled apart like brisket here, but... I havent seen anyone raise this question yet.

Is there anyone here, who voted remain, who has now changed their stance in the other direction? Especially now given the petulant tit for tat behaviour of the EU dictator otherwise known as Juncker? (Among others)

I am not asking to go round in circles talking about the falling pound/markets etc, as that has been done to death, I am just generally interested to see if anyone has swung the other way.

RortyCrankle Thu 30-Jun-16 14:17:39

No, of course I haven't changed my mind. I voted Leave and expect us to leave, followed eventually by the collapse of the EU.

NameChanger22 Thu 30-Jun-16 14:18:46

I voted remain. I would be willing to change my mind, if there was any good reason to.

Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 14:20:58

I voted leave and still support it, I have oft heard about leave voters supposedly changing their minds to remain, it would be fascinating to find anyone who has swung or is now leaning the other way 🤔 Although, they may be scared to admit it here of course! Lol

dragonsarebest Thu 30-Jun-16 14:22:13


ErrolTheDragon Thu 30-Jun-16 14:22:51

No change here - one of my reasons for wanting to Remain was for GB to push for EU reform. Juncker is bad, but there are many other europeans responding with remarkably good grace.

Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 14:24:07

Fair enough Name changer, what would you consider to be "a good reason"? 😊

Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 14:24:53

Trouble is Errol, juncker seems to be calling all the shots... Or at least appears to be.

Daytona79 Thu 30-Jun-16 14:26:37

My husband didn't vote as was undecided but now wishes he had voted to leave , so he had his say. He made his mind up too late though

mupperoon Thu 30-Jun-16 14:26:59

No. There was a survey (out on Saturday) that claimed that something like 4% of Remain voters now regretted their decision. Given that Leave won, it is difficult to imagine why a Remain voter would be racked with regret, unless they had miraculously swung so far the other way that they wanted to see the pretty narrow margin increased.

Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 14:28:47

Thats interesting Daytona... Did he specify why? Other than for the purpose of having his say?

Iwillorderthefood Thu 30-Jun-16 14:30:03

No, just watching the slow motion train crash which is our country falling to its knees economically, politically and socially, there is no way in hell that I would regret my Remain vote.

NameChanger22 Thu 30-Jun-16 14:30:34

Some good reasons would be - a left/green government, more equality, improved education for everyone, more free movement, less racism and nationalism. I can't see any of that being achieved now.

MangoMoon Thu 30-Jun-16 14:32:37

I think that's an interesting thing about non-voters who were undecided possibly now swinging to leave so that it was a bigger margin.

juneau Thu 30-Jun-16 14:33:49

I voted Remain and don't exactly regret it, but now that the dust has settled I'm not that distressed that we're leaving the EU. In fact, I'd go so far as to say I'm now cautiously optimistic. My hope is that through negotiation we can get a sort of semi-detached deal and there is definitely interest among others EU states for reform of the EU along the lines Britain wants - so maybe this will be good for us and for the whole of the EU. Who knows? But I don't feel all doom and gloom about it. I did last Fri, but not now.

Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 14:33:54

Well tbf, a left government was never going to be determined by this referendum was it though? Thats for GE voters to determine. The rest I guess will depend on the manifesto of the next pm.

Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 14:38:51

Interesting insight! Thanks Juneau 😊

eatsleephockeyrepeat Thu 30-Jun-16 14:45:08

I voted Remain. There is no way at all in my mind I could have voted differently. I wish we hadn't voted at all.

However now faced with the near inevitability of leaving the EU I'm clinging on to the previously incomprehensible positives that I truly believe the EU will be far, far better off without us - and that this is the best thing all round for global politics in these turbulent times. We need a strong and united Europe. We were always going to be the problem child. At least now the rest of them have a chance.

Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 14:56:04

How? We were one of the biggest contributors?

caitlinohara Thu 30-Jun-16 14:58:10

I don't regret my vote at all because I did my research and on a personal level it has made me examine my beliefs and become more involved in politics as a result. On a grander scale, it will be interesting to see who was on the wrong side of history... But I think in particular that as well as the obvious racist opportunists, the Remainers currently campaigning to disenfranchise older people will certainly be regarded with disgust once the hysteria is over.

Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 15:00:37

Couldnt agree more Caitlin!

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Thu 30-Jun-16 15:06:14

No. I was pro-European before the vote, and I remain so now.

eatsleephockeyrepeat Thu 30-Jun-16 15:08:57

How? We were one of the biggest contributors?

Because, without getting into the specifics (seeing as no-one seemed to care about them in the run up to the referendum anyway) the EU is about being greater than the sum of it's parts. The mechanisms by which it can go about this are now free from UK veto; to be honest, our people never shared their vision; a vision that is central to the collaborative ideals of many mainland Europeans - to their collective mentality.

Obviously not all of them feel that way, but that is at the heart of the EU. The majority of Britons who voted did not share that vision. Better on our own, we said. Which is fine. Now they can get on with it.

Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 15:13:04

But the vetoes have/had about as much sway as our discussions on mumsnet.

Thefuturecouldbebright Thu 30-Jun-16 15:14:45

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