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Does anyone still think the referendum was a good idea?

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whydidhesaythat Tue 05-Jul-16 22:23:43

Just checking.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 05-Jul-16 22:26:58

Yes, I think so.

I thought so.

Then I thought possibly not after 24th.

Now I think definitely.

Make sense?

Stilllovingmysleep Tue 05-Jul-16 22:28:01

Was a horrific idea always and remains so now.

whydidhesaythat Tue 05-Jul-16 22:29:51


ssd Tue 05-Jul-16 22:30:02

no no and no

DixieNormas Tue 05-Jul-16 22:30:10

I always thought it was a bloody awful idea. I'm just hoping that this shit storm will be the end of the Tories, I can hope anyway

WordGetsAround Tue 05-Jul-16 22:30:15

Yes, great idea.

BarmySmarmy Tue 05-Jul-16 22:30:52


BarmySmarmy Tue 05-Jul-16 22:31:23

(but I didn't think it was a good idea on the first place)

whydidhesaythat Tue 05-Jul-16 22:31:51

Lovexthis smile
Then I thought possibly not after 24th.'

BlunderWomansCat Tue 05-Jul-16 22:32:05


A4Document Tue 05-Jul-16 22:33:02

Yes, it was a very good idea, and am looking forward to the result being put into action and leaving the EU at long last.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 05-Jul-16 22:34:31

My short answer is........yes.

crossroads3 Tue 05-Jul-16 23:15:37

Not at all.

Also not sure how things will "change for the better" now.

Brokenbiscuit Tue 05-Jul-16 23:18:56

No. It was too complex an issue to be put to the public as a simple, binary question.

SwearyInn Tue 05-Jul-16 23:21:38

Agree with brokenbiscuit - too complex a decision for general public. I include myself in this, though I did try to read as much as possible.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Tue 05-Jul-16 23:24:57

No - not before and definitely not now.

Even if Remain had got the majority, I would still not have thought it a good idea, because the issues are too complex, and it has caused such divisiveness.

MotherOfBleach Tue 05-Jul-16 23:26:48

What Sweary said.

I tried my best to research, learn and make an informed decision but I must admit that a lot of the economic stuff went over my head for the most part and I still cannot fathom a sensible reason for leaving. It just does not make sense to me, no matter how much I try to understand 'Leaves' POV which leads me to believe that either half of the country are stark raving mad or there are still things I don't understand.

In short, no. I think it was too complicated an issue to be left to the public, I think the campaign itself was utter madness and I think the whole thing was badly planned.

MinistryofRevenge Tue 05-Jul-16 23:27:56

No. I think we're fucked; our best hope at the moment appears to be EEA membership, but afaik we're only members of the EEA at the moment by virtue of being members of the EU. Once that goes, we have to reapply to EFTA, then reapply to EEA, getting the unanimous agreement of all EEA members (including Norway, which has already stated that it's not in favour, and all the 27 remaining EU states who we've just pissed off). And we have to do that in the space of two years. Whilst governing a country divided against itself, with the two major political parties still having their own little civil wars. I have three litres of gin in the fridge and even that's not helping.

Limer Tue 05-Jul-16 23:28:13

Always thought it was a good idea, and still do. Been in a state of EU-phoria ever since the result grin

The media will soon be sick of reporting stock market and currency fluctuations, and the headlines will be back to the usual EU crises - the Eurozone collapse and the continuing migrant disaster that will worsen over the summer. Hungarian referendum in October to decide whether they'll accept their quota as decreed by the EU. It'll be great watching the chaos knowing we're out of it now grin

crossroads3 Tue 05-Jul-16 23:30:31

It'll be great watching the chaos knowing we're out of it now grin


Thomasisintraining Tue 05-Jul-16 23:31:35

Limer how on earth do you think you are out of it?

BertrandRussell Tue 05-Jul-16 23:32:21

We have a representative democracy. There is no place in our system for referendums. And I have said this since it was first announced. And at every opportunity ugly up to the 23rd- even though I was pretty sure it was going to go the way l wanted. It didn't.

Shiningexample Tue 05-Jul-16 23:32:38

still very early days
I think there is lots more to be revealed yet
fasten your seatbelts everyone!

crossroads3 Tue 05-Jul-16 23:33:41

And this country's refusal to take more than what amounts to a handful of refugees is a disgrace angry.

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