UK Politics Thread: You Brexit, you pays for it.

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AngusCastle

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I guess I'll be living with my parents longer than I want to after the horrid results of today.

SIDE NOTE: I just finished school forever today and I'm very conflicted as how happy to feel today.
 

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tempted to block my friends on facebook who are going on about this being a great thing

Thank fuck I'm seeing nothing of the sort on mine. Anyone who's posted about it on my friends list (Myself included) seems to be pretty firmly in the "Fuck this absolute bullshit" camp.

scotland's gone but that'll atleast be democratic and peaceful. v worried by potential renewal of northern ireland hostilities.

You and me both.
 

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so let me get this straight - it'll take two years for the whole process of leaving the eu to happen

so that's two years of uncertainty and not knowing what the fuck is gonna happen next
 

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things can only get better right [MENTION=26950]steamed_hamms[/MENTION]
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isn't ignoring the experts kinda like ignoring the fact you're dying?

you know you're about to die, you've got all the facts, but you choose not to listen to them cause you'd rather not worry about it and just live on like everything is nice and perfect
 

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good thread title though, eh? didn't have an alternative for remain lined up so swings and roundabouts.
 

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If this surprise result should teach you anyway, it's to take your vote seriously - it can make a difference! The amount of people on the news who have said shit like "I wish I had voted" or "I didn't really think we'd actually leave"

EDIT: I just realized I'm talking to people who have voted in many more elections, referendums etc. than I have. Nevertheless, people shouldn't have the mentality of "One vote doesn't make a difference". I'm just glad I took my first ever vote into a democracy seriously
 

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this country is so fucking broken politically it's beyond belief

this feels like an incredibly important moment in british and european history where every single political fuck-up of the preceding decades have culminated into one and been well and truly rubbed in our face

the failures of successive governments in allowing inequality to escalate and (especially northern) communities to 'fall behind', the failures of european leaders to properly and democratically manage european integration, the lack of proper voting system in this country which has contributed to an increasingly inaccessible political 'elite' which is resistant to political adaptation, the failure to address the constitutional status properly of scotland, northern ireland and england & wales vis-a-vis the uk, the whole fucking globalised economic system as a whole, even the fucking centuries-old fallouts from colonialism and the colonial era... all contributed to this and all will be deeply affected by this. and that's just the beginning.

honestly i'm feeling like once my degree is done i'm moving to scotland and getting the fuck out of here. i can enjoy the fringe with ease every year and participate in politics which isn't openly racist and heart-breakingly hollow. and i don't even mind the rain. sounds good to me
 
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