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Do you actively try to change people's opinions on Brexit?

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Cybergenesis Wed 07-Aug-19 19:14:05

If you meet someone (IRL or online) that disagrees with your opinions on Brexit, do you try to resolve it or do you just leave it?
I feel like the more friendly option is to just leave it but with so much overwelming evidence that Brexit will be bad I feel like I want to shout to the world that Leave is a bad idea just incase I can change one persons mind ready for any future referendums.
What do you think?

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MotherOfSoupDragons Wed 07-Aug-19 19:17:46

Christ, no.

Fairenuff Wed 07-Aug-19 19:18:06


bellinisurge Wed 07-Aug-19 19:19:13

IRL - no fucking way. Tommy Robinson area here.
On here , I try to get people to compromise. My lobbying for WA didn't work so now I lobby for a border in the sea/NI as a special economic area.
No Dealers can fuck off if they don't want to compromise.

CowCat Wed 07-Aug-19 19:20:30

No. I would just get upset & not change/ influence their views.

MiddleForDiddle Wed 07-Aug-19 19:23:12

No certainly not. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

namechange34 Wed 07-Aug-19 19:25:45

No but I live in a heavily remain area and work in pharma so honestly don't meet many people who are "leavers" as far as I am aware.

MirzyMoo Wed 07-Aug-19 19:27:22

You can try all you want but you will not change my mind or many others, so why waste your time?

FantailsFly Wed 07-Aug-19 19:34:00

I pick my battles - but generally yes. Views are pretty entrenched on either side by this stage though.

frumpety Wed 07-Aug-19 19:47:43

I don't think you can change someone's opinion , they are the only ones who can do that. Brexit has become like a cult though, I am not sure what could be said or happen that would make a hardcore leaver change their mind. The goalposts have moved so far in terms of expectations of Brexit over the last three years, what the benefits will actually be and how long they will take to materialise. Clever stuff.

frumpety Wed 07-Aug-19 19:58:31

Obviously if or when we leave and it is all absolutely marvellous I will of course admit I am wrong to all and sundry grin

Mistigri Wed 07-Aug-19 20:47:32

I don't bother; no point. If I encounter leavers online or in RL I might if in the mood do a bit of gentle winding up by asking awkward questions or politely pointing out errors. I have absolutely no expectation that minds will be changed.

LatteLove Wed 07-Aug-19 20:48:39

No, people are too entrenched.

SonEtLumiere Wed 07-Aug-19 20:52:00

No point.

They get very thick headed if you say: what we’re the important points for you?

My step MIL voted leave “to protect her children’s jobs”. It is grimly not working out like that.
The others seem to have incoherent reasons.

jasjas1973 Wed 07-Aug-19 20:52:13

Up until about a year or so ago, used to have quite heated but friendly arguments over Brexit but now, anyone who mentions the B word is shut down! no one is interested... Leave area SE Cornwall.

On here, yeah why not ? lol!

CrunchyCarrot Wed 07-Aug-19 20:58:00

No, I'm not fond of arguing!

Jsmith99 Wed 07-Aug-19 21:00:24


You can’t argue with stupid and you can’t educate pork.

peanutbutterkid Wed 07-Aug-19 21:05:35

No. I can't stand evangelical ppl, if I'm honest.

I've got a "Brexit Wrecks It!" sticker on the car, though. A stranger complimented me for it today.

If someone else spouted a load of positive predictions for Brexit I'd respond with "I sure hope you're right" and change the subject.

tenredthings Wed 07-Aug-19 21:16:50

Brexit is like a cult, there's really no way to undo the brainwashing, even the unfolding disaster of a no deal Brexit will be blamed of the Europeans. The blame game propaganda machine has already started.
The tactics of Bannon, Farage and the ERG are to cause as much mayhem as possible and then seize the opportunity ( and cash) in the chaos to rebuild everything to their design. We can only hope that the Brexiteers will start to fall out with each other. I think the cracks between different factions are already starting to show.

RosiePosiePuddle Wed 07-Aug-19 21:26:43

No. But somehow it seems impossible to point out it is a bad idea. People get extremely defensive when you mention the lack of logic, the potentially horrendous outcomes and the bullshit propaganda. Also it just seems rude in a way as well. It doesn't help that we have achieved a state when political lying and tantrums are normalised, as it blatantly ignoring facts that are inconvenient.

I believe trump and Brexit are tipping points for what rich countries can get get past their electorate.

It is really fucked up. I believe thar Brexit is part of a right-wing take over. It has abused the democratic process and is still using very anti-democratic ways of going forward. Also I believe it is a symptom of a large wave of ultra capitalism that will benefit 1% (if that) of the population and fuck the rest over, while using up all the world's resources. All in front of our eyes.

indistinct Wed 07-Aug-19 21:26:45

Yes, with some success.

wherearemychickens Wed 07-Aug-19 22:37:37

I have recently (out of frustration) started interacting on Twitter - just asking questions to people spouting 'believe in the unicorn' stuff.

OliviaBenson Wed 07-Aug-19 22:49:01

No but some leavers and remainers I know all hate Boris so I try use that as my in.

I think both sides can agree that the vote was a close split so to get anywhere we all need to listen to both sides. Most leavers I know don't want a no deal Brexit which gives me hope...

PortLouis1996 Thu 08-Aug-19 02:28:21

Never raise the subject, but if asked I will answer.

Seems to be mostly remain supporters from Scotland and Ireland that raise the subject?

MeganBacon Thu 08-Aug-19 03:55:38

In my head yes definitely, but I tread so carefully that it probably comes across as if I'm not trying with most people. I wouldn't try to convince a radical but most of the people I know were pretty centrist on it and I definitely thing there is scope to make a difference there. People try to convince me too.

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