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Craziest reasons for wanting brexit

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SistemaAddict Fri 09-Aug-19 09:48:09

I've just been reading some of the comments attached to a bbc news article on brexit and found this gem:

"Remember the good old days when the postman would deliver your post in the morning and not the early afternoon?*
#Brexit #Iwanttogoback"

I remember those days well. In 1991 I had a long distance "boyfriend" and if I was really lucky I'd get his letter in the morning post before I got the bus to school at 7.20am. If it wasn't in the first post then it would come in the second post around 10.30am.
My post has just arrived this morning but my mum lives a mile up the road and hers tends to arrive in the afternoon.

Some people will blame the EU for anything!

What's the craziest reason for brexit you've heard or read?

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prettybird Thu 22-Aug-19 22:00:24

"Because even though I believe in the EU, I'm not going to give that bitch Sturgeon the satisfaction of voting the same way as her, so as I expect Remain to win, I'll vote Leave just to prove that not everyone in Scotland agrees with her" hmmconfused

Laniakea Fri 23-Aug-19 15:12:58

Seems my MIL isn’t the only one “why I voted leave, this sort of thing is a perfect example of why. Being goaded by a pompous little French person and told what to do.”


AmeliaE Sat 24-Aug-19 17:01:50

I work for one of the biggest European companies which has a business model based on an European market free of barriers.
A colleague voted leave so he could "get an early retirement". Another two voted leave because "people in Brussels not voted by English people are deciding stuff for us". They had no idea that they could vote in the European elections.
Another told me that his family was upset because the EU regulations meant that people had to change some bits of their electrical installations (to avoid shortcircuits and getting fried on the spot I guess). They were pretty pissed off because they were sure "people in Malta were not doing it".

To be honest, you can find people like that anywhere in Europe.

Laylajaney Sat 24-Aug-19 19:28:55


Laylajaney Sat 24-Aug-19 19:30:16

as apposed to her brain

areyoubeingserviced Sat 24-Aug-19 19:33:27

My aunt wants Brexit, because a Polish woman pushed in front of the queue in Tescos

BeanBag7 Wed 28-Aug-19 21:24:22

Wanted to be able to buy pork chops with kidney attached

noodlenosefraggle Wed 28-Aug-19 21:39:27

There was someone on radio 2 the other day who said we would be fine exporting to other countries because his grandfather, who was born in the 1800's told him they used to do it all the time. So over 100 years ago, Canadians were happy to eat stale pork pies shipped over from Leicester, so we can do it again. No other countries have food standards, just the EU.

Dinosauratemydaffodils Wed 28-Aug-19 22:51:54

My MiL voted leave because my FiL told her to... She's from NI and her father was killed in the troubles, the ripples of which are still having an effect on their family today. She now wishes she hadn't.

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