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Am I unreasonable to be pissed off the Remain campaign lied/exaggerated

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John1967 Fri 02-Sep-16 18:46:44

I have been following the brexit in the news and I voted remain, because I was worried my job in an multinational would be lost.

Since then the company has NO intention of moving despite bosses telling us to vote remain. I was told by remain campaigners and by pro eu people the uk would be in recession and that hundreds of thousands of jobs would be lost etc etc.

None of this is true at all now a few months has passed we haven't heard of really much impact. The ftse is up, employment is up and today construction is better then expected. House prices have dipped a little bit 2-3% but are expecting to rise again after Xmas.

The govt should be investigating both sides for being deceitful but especially remain. Yes the stock markets crashed the days after but apart from that nothing has changed and consumer confidence is at an all time high.

I would have voted leave if I'd of known and so would have many people I know who were feared into voting remain.

RichardBucket Fri 02-Sep-16 18:47:46

You do realise we haven't left yet...?

OddBoots Fri 02-Sep-16 18:50:09

You're jumping the gun a bit there, at least wait for article 50 to actually be triggered, preferably until we have actually left. It will be years before we know.

aquashiv Fri 02-Sep-16 18:50:38

As Richard. Let's hope so.

flibbidygibbet Fri 02-Sep-16 18:50:42

Are you not more annoyed by the Leave campaign promises to the NHS?

I think we need to give it time. And to actually leave.

DellaPorter Fri 02-Sep-16 18:51:41

frikadela01 Fri 02-Sep-16 18:52:47

As others have said we haven't actually left yet so let's see when we actually do.

Why are you even bothered since leave won anyway?

rookiemere Fri 02-Sep-16 18:53:47

Isn't there an EU referendum topic somewhere?

Shouldn't you be relieved that you get to keep your job and despite voting for what you feel was the wrong side, the side you now favour won.

You do realise that we haven't actually committed to leaving the EU yet, that's why things have bounced back up, although I will grant you that whilst the currency falling is annoying for holiday booking, it does seem to have helped British exports.

I believe this is a bubble. I'll be cashing my bank shares in pretty soon as once parliament is back properly and it all starts to unravel, I don't think it will be pretty.

John1967 Fri 02-Sep-16 18:55:03

I said I was annoyed at both campaigns but particularly remain. In terms of the NHs how can Farage guarantee it be spent on NHS when he's not in govt.

Yes I do know we haven't left but the remain campaign were claiming that we would feel the effect immediately like Tim Farron said the day after its worse then we imagined/warned.

RichardBucket Fri 02-Sep-16 18:55:59

In terms of the NHs how can Farage guarantee it be spent on NHS when he's not in govt.

Indeed. But you wish you had voted leave because...?

rookiemere Fri 02-Sep-16 18:56:36

But we did feel the effect immediately. The pound plummeted and so did most share prices. The majority are still below their pre referendum value.

John1967 Fri 02-Sep-16 18:56:47

Because of sovereignty.

acasualobserver Fri 02-Sep-16 18:57:40

I would have voted leave if I'd of known

Your powers of reasoning suggest you would have been in good company.

John1967 Fri 02-Sep-16 18:57:42

The pound is making its way back up and tbh I along with most people don't own shares.

frikadela01 Fri 02-Sep-16 19:02:53

The pound is making its way back up and tbh I along with most people don't own shares.

I know very little about financial systems but I'm pretty sure whether you own shares is irrelevant, low share prices and crashes in stock markets have a wider effect beyond costing those that own the shares any money

pointythings Fri 02-Sep-16 19:03:37

The pound is up a whole 3 p from its deepest low - hardly a sparkling recovery. The economy is doing well for now because the pound is so weak. For the rest of it - it's been two months, we haven't left yet, negotiations haven't started because no-one knows what to negotiate on. The kindest way to describe the current situation is chaotic inertia.

Meanwhile the EU countries are looking to make sure the UK does not get a good Brexit deal' pour encourager les autres'

Nothing to cheer about at all.

John1967 Fri 02-Sep-16 19:04:01

pointythings Fri 02-Sep-16 19:04:20

Share prices have a massive effect on pension pots - that is everyone's pensions...

LittleBearPad Fri 02-Sep-16 19:05:32

What's your pension invested in? Shares.

Even if you've only just been auto-enrolled into a stake holder pension it is invested in shares.

We haven't left yet. Cameron had said he'd trigger article 50 immediately on the Friday before the result. He didn't. No one has a clue what is going to happen.

Finally if you wanted to vote leave then why are you complaining. You got what you wanted. We're apparently leaving somehow/somewhen

John1967 Fri 02-Sep-16 19:06:21

Yes but like the pound shares are rising. Yes it's still lower but it is making a recovery.

cardibach Fri 02-Sep-16 19:07:27

The pound is makingi To way back up again (slowly and not against all currencies) because Brexit isn't actually happening yet. As soon as things start to change, the economic effects will be felt. Virtually all economists agree on this.

LittleBearPad Fri 02-Sep-16 19:07:41

You do realise the article you linked to said the pound jumped 1%! And then goes on to say it fell back.

It's not a ringing endorsement of sterling's strength is it. hmm confused

Mull Fri 02-Sep-16 19:08:10

Hardly any economic data post-Brexit has been released yet. The mortgage approval numbers released this week are well down which is a sign of things to come...

CorkieD Fri 02-Sep-16 19:08:44

John, of course we all believe you voted Remain[wink[wink wink wink

OrsonWellsHat Fri 02-Sep-16 19:09:09

Are you a daily fail journo? hmm

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