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Brexit: Majority of UK now wants to stay in EU, poll finds

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flowersandsunshine Sun 06-Nov-16 14:52:51

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-poll-majority-uk-remain-eu-theresa-may-article-50-second-referendum-latest-a7395811.html

Clearly an argument for a second referendum, and for not triggering Article 50.

PigletJohn Sun 06-Nov-16 19:20:14

It's a bit late now.

They should have voted in the real poll.

I reckon it would take a General Election with (at least) one party having Bremain in their manifesto. And they'd rather be in power than be in Europe so I think won't risk it without a 100% cast-iron guarantee of winning.

Topseyt Sun 06-Nov-16 23:27:21

I am not surprised. I just hope it isn't too late, but fear it might be.

There are plenty of people who thought they could use the referendum to just give the Government a kicking. There are others who gave no thought at all as to what leaving might actually mean.

These were the people who then squealed in horror when what they actually voted for and the consequences thereof began to look like actually happening, as if that was in some way unexpected.

I have to admit that I found them pretty unimpressive and hope they do now truly regret their stupidity.

cdtaylornats Fri 11-Nov-16 22:40:48

Because polls have such a good track record recently

TresDesolee Fri 11-Nov-16 22:43:02

I never want to hear about another sodding poll as long as I live (and I voted Remain)

LastGirlOnTheLeft Fri 11-Nov-16 22:44:59

I'm obviously an aberration...I voted remain but would now vote leave. I hate the way the way the EU leaders have sought to punish the U.K. because of the vote....I was never one to want to be part of a club that hates me.

TresDesolee Fri 11-Nov-16 22:45:11

Sorry op that was rude, plainly I did want to hear as I opened the thread 😬

But yeah, if we've learned anything from the past 18 months surely it's not to trust polls unless they consistently showing leads in the same direction of well outside the margin of error.

And even then I don't think I'd trust 'em

LastGirlOnTheLeft Fri 11-Nov-16 22:46:02

Oops...sorry for the repetition - feeding a baby and typing at the same time is not recommended!!!

slightlypeevedwombat Fri 11-Nov-16 22:46:49

Well most of the fucking UK should have voted to stay in then

(Fury at the continued going on of this not the op, I voted in and while worried etc accept the outcome of the vote)

gettingtherequickly Fri 11-Nov-16 22:47:34

I imagine loads of people didn't know what they were voting for (being that no-one knew).

This year has destroyed democracy, it's not working any more. We need another way.

Imsickofnamechanging Fri 11-Nov-16 22:49:23

Funny that. Don't know anyone who voted leave that's now regretting it, including myself.

gettingtherequickly Fri 11-Nov-16 22:57:28

So you own a company that exports and want to reduce the labour rate?

Bit cold!

raisedbyguineapigs Fri 11-Nov-16 23:08:35

It's not going to happen. We have a piss poor opposition at best, a government that won't even stand up to defend an independent judiciary and a press that thinks nothing of whipping up hysteria for a quick buck with absolutely no heed to responsible journalism. There was only one poll that mattered and some people couldn't be bothered to vote in it and some people thought it was some sort of game of chicken. We're all just going to have to suck it up and see where it leads us.

HugoBear Sun 13-Nov-16 11:46:57

The Brexit Establishment will do everything in their power to prevent a second referendum.

To them, democracy means 'one vote, once only'.

slightlypeevedwombat Sun 13-Nov-16 12:22:03

"The Brexit Establishment will do everything in their power to prevent a second referendum.

To them, democracy means 'one vote, once only'."

but we cant keep voting until we're happy - we voted, thats it. if they say -oh well, lets have another one.....- it would be terrible

HugoBear Sun 13-Nov-16 12:48:55

We vote every 4-5 years to elect a different government, so I don't see what your problem is, wombat.

Other than that you are one of the people I described.

Spinflight Sun 13-Nov-16 12:55:37

Lolz...

Brexit Establishment? The entire establishment was against brexit you numpty!

StealthPolarBear Sun 13-Nov-16 13:01:20

Well they should have fucking voted remain then. It was bad enough when I thought leaving was not what I wanted. It's a bloody farce to find out that it's not what the majority wants either. Why the hell did they vote for it.

LineyReborn Sun 13-Nov-16 13:03:29

OH voted Leave and now regrets it. Not as much as I regret him doing it, but hey ho ...

LineyReborn Sun 13-Nov-16 13:04:19

OH claims his was an anti-establishment gesture.

AlcoChocs Sun 13-Nov-16 13:05:12

Surely no one believes polls anymore??

FourToTheFloor Sun 13-Nov-16 13:06:23

It was a referendum, just because DC said he would trigger A50 doesn't mean it's all legal and binding. The slight majority voted one way, I think it was too close to say right it * has* to be this way.

Now a sensible, factual (hmm) debate shold happen. I think lots would vote remain now but I also think a few would now vote go.

InfiniteSheldon Sun 13-Nov-16 13:08:50

Bollocks I don't know anyone who voted Leave who has changed their mind.

BridgetWard Sun 13-Nov-16 13:10:03

I voted remain but I think what's done is done, no take backs, it wasn't a game, it was one fair vote and now it has to be stuck to, only fair way is if a party runs on a remain manifesto during a GE and wins

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 13-Nov-16 13:10:52

I don't know any Leavers who have chnaged their minds either.

Although that article suggests it's people who didn't vote in the referendum who were polled?

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