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People who are happy today - why?

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This is a TAAT, sorry (more of a Thread inspired by a thread though, really).

I've seen people saying that they're "deliriously happy" about today and similar sentiments. Lots of actual celebrating, champagne and stuff.

Why? hmm

I'm a bit miserable today about it all but on the most part (and for the last few months) I've been like eh, fuck it, let's just get it over with and as soon as I'm qualified we'll take our UK-funded skills and leave. Most people I know are similar. At the Referendum itself my FB timeline was like a warzone, no-one's actually mentioned today on either side. It's just like ok yeah it's dragged on for ages now and no-one really knows what they're doing so just do it and get it over with.

If you voted Leave I can understand why you'd be happy it's here, ready to get on with it etc but what is the cause of the massive celebrations? There's two years of uncertainty ahead before we're even actually out, and no-one knows what will happen but people on here and on Twitter are going crazy like we've just won the World Cup.

Maybe I'm just searching for any shred of positivity in what appears to be a colossal fuckstorm waiting to happen but I genuinely want to know what there is to be celebrated today?

orzal Wed 29-Mar-17 15:57:14

For me it's because we pay a lot more than we take out of the EU. The more countries that join the more the UK would have to pay relative to other countries. The negativity of some of those who voted to remain has been awful. This was a democratic vote that voted to leave the EU.

Peregrina Wed 29-Mar-17 16:52:53

So what do you hope to get orzal? A decently funded NHS? More good quality jobs, not zero hours rubbish. Decent housing?

orzal Wed 29-Mar-17 17:44:45

EU have not acted against zero hours despite labour MEPS asking for this. NHS is not funded by EU.

olderthanyouthink Wed 29-Mar-17 18:13:13

Because they got what they wanted

WipsGlitter Wed 29-Mar-17 18:19:38

A lot of medical research is funded by the EU though. And 9% of doctors are EU nationals. So saying to won't impact the NHS is wrong.

Peregrina Wed 29-Mar-17 18:32:59

The EU don't need to act against zero hours contracts - it's mostly a UK phenomena. I am well aware that the NHS is not funded by the EU, but recollect that money we apparently spent on the EU could instead be spent on the NHS. Do you expect it to be spent?

So what do you actually want to see? A tax haven for the wealthy? Bonfire of environmental regs? (Red Tape). Do tell.

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