Advanced search

Second EU referendum. How would you vote?

(251 Posts)
JasAnglia94 Tue 11-Jul-17 19:09:56

Sorry if this has been asked before.

I hear this statement made over and over again - that people would "vote differently if we had a EU referendum today". Would you though? hmm

I was REALLY on the fence re. the referendum. I'm 23 and from a comfortable middle-class background.

In short, I think there is a surplus of people competing for jobs - both at graduate and service level - and that the situation is exasperated by free movement. I also think the problem of housing is made worse by free movement; that there isn't enough housing for people at the middle-lower end of the pay scale and that the number of people in this bracket is ever increasing.

However, I voted to remain last minute (after much persuasion). This was due to economic and environmental reasons. I don't trust the current government with environmental policy and I don't think price rises and fewer jobs (or jobs at lower pay) will help people like me. confused

Would I vote differently now? No. However, I would definitely be more on the remain side than the leave (e.g. my shopping bill depresses me!). sad

Was anyone else who was on the fence vote differently now?

IrritatedUser1960 Tue 11-Jul-17 19:13:30

Nope, I'd still go for Brexit and before I get shot down in flames and branded rascist etc I'm Italian/british.

engineersthumb Tue 11-Jul-17 19:17:53

I'd vote to remain. Brexit has no benefits for anyone besides those wanting to waterfowl employment and environmental protections.

GhostofFrankGrimes Tue 11-Jul-17 19:27:53

I would still vote remain. Leaving the biggest economic trading block in the world, tearing up academic, scientific arrangements with EU partners and putting the GFA at risk is utter, utter madness.

However, there will be no second referendum so we will all have to learn the hard way and perhaps one day take stock of the insanity.

SpringtoSummer Tue 11-Jul-17 19:36:14

Still vote to remain and what's happened since just shows how dishonest and unprepared the leave campaign was.

Why does being Italian/British make you immune from racism irritated?

engineersthumb Tue 11-Jul-17 19:37:10

I'm still hoping we do get a vote on the final proposed deal. You can hardly call the referendum democratic with all the false campaigning and down right lies told.

user1497480444 Tue 11-Jul-17 19:40:00

I am a scientist, so of course voted remain, and would do so again, as would anyone who cares for the environment. Do people really think the winds and tides are going to respect our decision to leave Europe?

gingergenius Tue 11-Jul-17 19:59:48

Voted remain before and would do so again. We're a tiny island in the North Sea with a big ego!!!

Mistigri Tue 11-Jul-17 20:24:39

Hopefully Britons in the EU will get the opportunity to vote next time... if so I will move from the "disenfranchised" to the "remain" camp. You never know, though I don't hold out much hope. The Tory manifesto promise of re-enfranchising Britons abroad seems to have died a quiet death, probably because they know most of us are remain voters.

ChestnutsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 11-Jul-17 20:26:17

Still vote for remain. What a criminal waste of money this has been.

ukeleleleku Tue 11-Jul-17 20:43:22

Remain! Remain! Remain!!

BadToTheBone Tue 11-Jul-17 20:45:47

I'd vote the same as did, Remain.

JasAnglia94 Tue 11-Jul-17 21:01:54

So basically everyone would still vote the same. grin

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 Tue 11-Jul-17 21:08:51

Reman same as before

I was a bit undecided but the closer it got the firmer my opinion got

Dh has been a europhobe forever

He has a 'money related' job and had concerns about the economy so by the time the referendum came round he too voted remain

OublietteBravo Tue 11-Jul-17 21:13:06

I'd still vote remain.

Although I'm actually quite excited that Brexit means my job will be moving abroad.

cdtaylornats Tue 11-Jul-17 21:15:45

I voted Remain, but the more I listen to Remoaners and EU bureaucrats the more I move towards exit.

Topseyt Tue 11-Jul-17 21:22:18

I would vote remain again. Brexit is a horror show.

TheaSaurass Tue 11-Jul-17 23:24:14

Still Leave

What do we have to look forward to remaining in a Eurozone where unemployment is so much higher than ours a decade after the crash, and over 50% of the Eurozone youth are on Temp Contracts due to overly tight labour laws – the European Central Bank has wanted the likes of Italy and France to change for years – but no politician appears to be able to get it done e.g. as even President Macron is now trying to get ‘around’ the 35-hour week on behalf of companies, rather than scrap it.

An EU where we have been doing less trade with it, and the EUs share of global trade is falling, as even Mr Juncker admits;
”Europe's glory days at an end, warns Juncker”

Where would the UK remaining in the EU, be outside the Eurozone we never wanted to enter, as the EU Federalists tighten their grip, aided by France’s President Macron who has a firm commitment to a two tier Europe, even 2-tier MEPs?

A Eurozone needing reforms to grow, throwing their scraps out to the rest of the members, as new members such as Bosnia join - we are best out of the EU, but trading with the EU on mutually beneficial terms - with another 85% of global GDP out there AWAY from the EU..

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Tue 11-Jul-17 23:27:07

If there was a problem with democracy and we had a re-vote (hmm), I would vote Leave.

I voted Remain last year.

PippaFawcett Tue 11-Jul-17 23:29:47

Remain. But this time I would make an effort to campaign for Remain too, it was a no brainer as far as I was concerned so I would go and explain the facts to people who were swallowing a pack of lies.

SleightOfHand Tue 11-Jul-17 23:30:15

Still out.

GardenGeek Tue 11-Jul-17 23:31:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LastGirlOnTheLeft Tue 11-Jul-17 23:31:09

I voted Remain but would now vote Leave. Seeing the absolute rudeness and vindictiveness of the EU as well as Remain voters really made me want to distance myself!! Plus the EU looks like a sinking ship right now.

FaithHopeCharityDesperation Tue 11-Jul-17 23:36:51

Leave again.

maisybobbins Tue 11-Jul-17 23:47:50

Was Leave. Would now vote remain. brexit is a car crash.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: