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Sunday, August 12, 2018

More than 100 Westminster constituencies that voted to leave the EU have now switched their support to Remain, according to a stark new analysis seen by the Observer. In findings that could have a significant impact on the parliamentary battle of Brexit later this year, the study concludes that most seats in Britain now contain a majority of voters who want to stay in the EU. The analysis, one of the most comprehensive assessments of Brexit sentiment since the referendum, suggests the shift has been driven by doubts among Labour voters who backed Leave.

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The Daily Mail supported Brexit, now they run headlines like this:

EU must be joking! Brussels wants British holidaymakers to pay £6 visa fee when they visit one of 27 European nations after Brexit www.dailymail.co.uk

Um... yeah, you voted for that.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-08-12 08:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

British voters were played for fools, driven by bigotry to vote against their own self interest. Until now London has been the European seat of banking and finance. After the Brexit is finalized thousands of high-paying jobs will depart for the mainland, never to return. And all the tax money generated by those workers and their employers will go too. But al least there may be fewer brown-skinned folks on the island, which will mean something. To someone...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2018-08-12 11:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#2 | Posted by catdog, I suppose that the rise of nationalist parties in Italy, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and others whose central issue is forced acceptance of millions of African and Islamic migrants is in their interest? The Scandinavian countries have started expelling thousands. Poland and other Eastern European countries have refused to accept even one. I guess it is only bigotry that motivates everyone in these countries. Maybe they are fed up with the behavior of some of these individuals. If you have to "educate" individuals to tell them that rape is wrong, maybe you don't want them living with you. Maybe if you need workers yet these new arrivals are on welfare at a rate of over 80%, for years, it wasn't a good idea. The tide is not going in your favor.

#3 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-13 08:25 AM | Reply

Brexit wasn't in the UK national interest.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2018-08-13 08:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Flat statement describing a flat fact.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2018-08-13 08:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just like Trump's election, I think that if the Brexit vote were held three days in a row, best two out of three, that the result would have gone the other way.

#6 | Posted by JOE at 2018-08-13 08:56 AM | Reply


@#6 ... if the Brexit vote were held three days in a row, best two out of three, that the result would have gone the other way. ...

What I think doesn't matter to Britain, but I'll spew anyway... :)

For starters, for something that creates as significant of a change to Britain as Brexit, the threshold should have been, maybe, 60% to 70% in favor, and not a simple majority. Brexit was a major, major change that just squeaked by.

I feel there should be another vote ratifying the terms of the Brexit, and saying whether or not the Brexit effort should continue should the terms be denied.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-13 09:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--I feel there should be another vote

Of course you do. If you lose, demand another vote. I'd like to that for Superbowls. If you lose, demand a do-over.

Hopefully the Brits wont knuckle under to the corporatists.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-08-13 10:03 AM | Reply

#4 | Posted by Zed, Here is a couple of things that cause serious discontent with the EU. These people are not elected, they never have been. The EU dictates domestic policy to it's member states. They removed two popularly elected heads of state so far. If you say EU, most associate it being the New German Empire. It is not democratic or is it answerable to it's constituents.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-13 10:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I'd like to that for Superbowls. If you lose, demand a do-over."

Football game compared to the will of the people deciding their future. Beyond stupid. Ridiculous, of course the British people should be allowed to reconsider a stupid decision. It wasn't a football game for crying out loud.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-13 10:19 AM | Reply

Europeans gained freedoms similar to Americans with the EU. Imagine if you couldn't freely move and work from one state to another. Americans who have such strong opposition to the EU know nothing about it but still put their two cents in because they are know-it-alls who are really know-nothings.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-13 10:22 AM | Reply

If you say EU, most associate it being the New German Empire.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-13 10:18 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive | Newsworthy 1

Do they know what an empire is?

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2018-08-13 10:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It is not democratic or is it answerable to it's constituents.

#9 | Posted by docnjo

This is the way I feel about my current Congressional district.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2018-08-13 10:36 AM | Reply


@#8 ... Of course you do ...

Don't you think that the people should be able to have the final check to assure what they wanted is what the politicians have done?

#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-13 10:46 AM | Reply


@#8 ... Hopefully the Brits wont knuckle under to the corporatists. ...

It looks more like the Brits are becoming more knowledgeable about what Brexit actually involves.

You want the Brits to be knowledgeable about the decisions they make, don't you?

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-13 10:48 AM | Reply

It's a case of "be careful what you wish for."

#16 | Posted by cbob at 2018-08-13 10:56 AM | Reply


@#16 ... It's a case of "be careful what you wish for." ...

It is also a case of highly misleading information, and outright falsehoods, being propagated at the time of the Brexit vote by those trying to convince people to vote for Brexit.

Now that there's been more time for the Brits to learn more about Brexit and what it involves, some appear to be changing their opinions, and what the politicians are negotiating may not be what the Brits actually want.

This should be about what the Brits currently want, now that they know more about what Brexit entails, no?

#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-13 11:08 AM | Reply

The Daily Mail supported Brexit, now they run headlines like this:
EU must be joking! Brussels wants British holidaymakers to pay £6 visa fee when they visit one of 27 European nations after Brexit www.dailymail.co.uk
Um... yeah, you voted for that.

#1 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

I saw that. Hilarious. What did they actually expect?

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-08-13 12:24 PM | Reply

This should be about what the Brits currently want, now that they know more about what Brexit entails, no?

#17 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2018-08-13 11:08 AM | FLAG:

We don't disagree. I just think a lot of people voted for an idea rather than thinking it through. Happens a lot these days.

#19 | Posted by cbob at 2018-08-13 12:45 PM | Reply

#12 | Posted by Zed, The economic and political/military domination of one state over other states and peoples.
#13 | Posted by Zed, Take the trouble to go out and vote, if your candidate doesn't win- wait till the next election, just like the rest of us.

#20 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-13 02:53 PM | Reply

It is not democratic or is it answerable to it's constituents.

#9 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

How very American of them.

#21 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-08-13 05:59 PM | Reply

Shocker...I seem to recall arguing that it would be almost impossible for Britain to extricate themselves from the EU before sentiment against Brexit turned, given the extended timeframe allowed for negotiations, only to be shouted down by the DR Right at the time.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-08-13 10:35 PM | Reply

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