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The Brexit Thread

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https://twitter.com/DanielePinto/status/746224310990209024

BREXIT: The UK votes to leave EU by 51.9%: final result.

2:11 AM

 

 

 

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https://twitter.com/JamieRoss7/status/746181144836771840

What happened when I asked UKIP MEP David Coburn if he was concerned about the value of the pound plummeting.

11:20 PM

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https://twitter.com/BNONews/status/746221218760581121

BREAKING: David Cameron will stay on as UK Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary Hammond says - Sky News
1:59 AM

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Embarrassing, depressing, but sadly predictable from the increasing number of right wing, insular, xenophobic, racist little Englanders. 

 

We've followed the scaremongering, Nazi-esq propaganda rhetoric of absolute low life POS Farage, Griffin and Johnson. All we need is you guys to now vote in another as President and we can all go under together. ANYONE that listens to ANY of those without a gun pointed at there head I just can't begin to .....

 

Little consolation, but I'm just glad I live in one of the most politically savvy City's here who wasn't swayed by the lies and hate and stuck true to our diverse, accepting heritage of embracing everyone to be one of the few English City's that actually voted to remain. 

 

Black Friday. But it is what it is and we now need to try make the best of this mess for our future. 

 

Hail. 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland-idUSKCN0ZA0NX?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29

Ireland braces itself for 'definite' downside of Brexit

 

Ireland is bracing itself for damaging economic and political fallout from the decision by Britain, its nearest neighbor and largest trade partner, to vote to leave the European Union.

 

Ireland has the EU's fastest-growing economy but also more to lose than any other member state from a 'Brexit' with far-reaching implications for its trade, economy, security of energy supplies and peace in British-ruled Northern Ireland.

 

Within minutes of the outcome becoming apparent, Northern Ireland's largest Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein, said the result intensified the case for a vote on whether Northern Ireland should leave the United Kingdom.

Of most concern to Dublin is the impact on Northern Ireland, which has the only land frontier between the United Kingdom and the rest of the EU. It was marked by military checkpoints until a 1998 peace deal ended three decades of sectarian violence.

 

Flanagan said the reintroduction of a hard border would have to be considered in any negotiation and that the return of controls, for customs or security, could pose a difficult challenge for the peace process.

 

The dismantling of military border posts was a key aspect of a 1998 peace deal that ended three decades of violence between Catholic nationalists seeking a united Ireland and Protestant unionists who wanted to keep Northern Ireland British. Over 3,600 died in the conflict.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/24/european-far-right-hails-britains-brexit-vote-marine-le-pen?CMP=twt_gu

European far right hails Britain's Brexit vote

 

Europe’s far-right parties hailed the UK’s vote to leave the European Union as a victory for their own anti-immigrant and anti-EU stance and vowed to push for similar referendums in their own countries.

 

 

https://twitter.com/GMB/status/746218028195426305

WATCH: @Nigel_Farage tells @susannareid100 it was a 'mistake' for Leave to claim there'd be £350M a week for NHS

Nigel Farage live on GMB following #Brexit
1:46 AM

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Anyone have a good link that explains Brexit?  One that isn't "those folks are all racist!" or "those folks are all globalists!"  I've read some but it's been mostly CNN level articles, short and light on detail.  I feel bad that I wasn't paying more attention to this, I never really thought they'd actually vote to leave.  

 

I'm also kind of tempted to tune into the Euro Cup now.  Wales is playing Northern Ireland (Brexit battle!) and I want to see the crowd reception the English team gets in France, that no doubt feels a bit rejected after this vote.  

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I cannot believe I'm agreeing with conservatives (again), but it sounds like the EU is totally undemocratic. Hard to blame the Brits for insisting on their sovereignty.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/25/world/europe/brexit-european-union-uncertain-chapter-in-britains-storied-history.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur&_r=0

‘Brexit’ Opens Uncertain Chapter in Britain’s Storied History
 
Asked to vote in or out, Britain has chosen decisively to cast off its 43-year-old membership in the European Union, leaving it to face a more complex question: What kind of nation will it be now?
 
Will Britain be the outward-looking, entrepreneurial, confident country that makes its independent way in the world, as the leaders of the Leave campaign insisted it could be?
 
Or will it retreat to become a Little England, nationalist and a touch xenophobic, responding to the voters that drove it to quit the European Union?
 
Even more important: Will it even hold together? With Scotland deeply pro-European, pressure will increase for another independence referendum that could bring an end to the United Kingdom.
 
Britain, a nation whose storied history has encompassed the birth of constitutional government, global empire, royal pageantry and heroic defense against fascism, is entering unknown territory.
 
The questions about its new path could remain unresolved for years. On Friday morning, at least, Britain remained a member of the European Union in full standing, just as it was 24 hours earlier.
 
But the impact of this plebiscite is likely to be profound and long-lasting, well beyond the immediate tumult in the financial markets, and the questions about Britain’s future will be answered against the backdrop of potential political, legal and economic upheaval.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/live/eu-referendum/the-implications-of-britains-exit/?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur

E.U. Referendum: Britain Votes to Leave

 

I cannot believe I'm agreeing with conservatives (again), but it sounds like the UN is totally undemocratic. Hard to blame the Brits for insisting on their sovereignty.

With all these movements the past few years, I wonder what the first US state to become independent will be.

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I cannot believe I'm agreeing with conservatives (again), but it sounds like the UN is totally undemocratic. Hard to blame the Brits for insisting on their sovereignty.

The UN? 

With all these movements the past few years, I wonder what the first US state to become independent will be.  

 

We all know the answer to that.  Texas.   

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European stock markets crashing like crazy now.

Dropping between 7-17 percent so far depending on the country.

 

 

Someone's going to have to explain this one to me:

 

https://twitter.com/inglesi/status/746237569747214336

Spanish FM: A Spanish flag on Gibraltar is much closer after Brexit.

3:04 AM

 

 

https://twitter.com/bishopk/status/746238583426605056

ITV saying Cameron about to resign.
3:08 AM

That was a quick change of heart.

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The UN?

Yeah just noticed that myself, thanks though.

We all know the answer to that. Texas.

The difference is the people of Texas have representation in the federal government.

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And there's the first major lie to come out. The 'leave' campaign said the £350 million that we 'spend' on the EU (scandalous rhetoric in itself without the net with all the subsidies we get back) will go to the NHS ..... Now Farage has a complete backtrack on that. This has to be  first for someone to backtrack on a major campaign point SO soon after winning the vote!

 

The only good thing I can see out of this is Scotland are talking another referendum to leave the UK and stay in the EU ..... Weakening the UK even further. But great for them. 


I'm really enjoying the dramatics on twitter right now.  Especially the hatred of old people for daring to disagree with young people.  It's all their fault you understand, they've got charts and everything. 

 

I wonder when people will start saying "you know, I miss being 20. I was so much wiser then."

 

Just been looking at the demographic of voters. Mostly over '50's. Who won't feel the brunt of this but the younger generations will. 

 

Hail. 

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https://twitter.com/Brian_Whit/status/746242587720187905

British PM Cameron says he will resign. New PM to take over by October
3:24 AM

 

https://twitter.com/SkyNewsBreak/status/746242871301308416

David Cameron says he wants a new Prime Minister in place by the time of the Conservative Party Conference in October
3:25 AM

 

https://twitter.com/Beltrew/status/746243550166253568

David Cameron clearly held back tears at the end - a choke in his voice as he announced his  resignation. What a disaster.
3:28 AM
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Cameron just addressed the Nation. Standing down. Wants a new PM by the Tory Party Conference in October. 

 

Had to be. Lost all confidence after he put all his weight behind staying in the EU. 

 

If the conservatives now vote in the low life POS Boris Johnson then I don't know what to tell you. 

 

Hail. 

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Just been looking at the demographic of voters. Mostly over '50's. Who won't feel the brunt of this but the younger generations will. 

 

Hail. 

 

You imagine the brunt of this will take place more fairly far in the future then?  Also, since when are the older members the least impacted by hard economic downturns?   

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Cameron just addressed the Nation. Standing down. Wants a new PM by the Tory Party Conference in October. 

 

Had to be. Lost all confidence after he put all his weight behind staying in the EU. 

 

If the conservatives now vote in the low life POS Boris Johnson then I don't know what to tell you. 

 

Hail. 

 

Fun times ahead, eh? 

 

 

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You imagine the brunt of this will take place more fairly far in the future then?  Also, since when are the older members the least impacted by hard economic downturns?   

 

 

You don't see todays and future generations being put more at risk from an older generation who will be around a lot less time than them voting on that future for many of the wrong reasons?

 

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75% of 17-25 year olds voted to remain. What does that tell you on the future?

 

Fun times ahead, eh? 

 

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President Trump and PM Boris ..... Man, you'd get a higher IQ around a kindergarten lunch table then you would over that desk. 

 

Fun times indeed. Sighs. 

 

Hail. 

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You don't see todays and future generations being put more at risk from an older generation who will be around a lot less time than them voting on that future for many of the wrong reasons?

 

 

President Trump and PM Boris ..... Man, you'd get a higher IQ around a kindergarten lunch table then you would over that desk. 

 

Fun times indeed. Sighs. 

 

Hail. 

I'm sure Trump will have some brilliant insight on the issue when he arrives in Scotland soon.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

 

 

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https://twitter.com/OliviaAlabaster/status/746246862663933952

£200 billion has been wiped off British stocks this morning, via @BBCr4today
3:41 AM

 

https://twitter.com/AFP/status/746250714943356928

BREAKING: Bank of England 'stands ready to provide' £250bn
3:56 AM

 

https://twitter.com/ARothWP/status/746249621484118016

"It's no joke, the pound is the new ruble," says Russian state TV anchor.
3:52 AM
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

 

 

Not that upset at all Cameron's finally gone but the prospect of that absolutely terrifies me. 

 

Hail. 

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Found on Twitter:

"Brexit could be followed by Grexit, Departugal, Italeave, Czechout, Oustria, Finish, Slovakout, Latervia, Byegium. Only Remania will stay"

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https://twitter.com/kalenskyj/status/746197252712996865

Kremlin propagandists celebrating. "The second EUref won by Putin, and you call our propaganda ineffective?"

12:24 AM

 

https://twitter.com/DanielSSchearf/status/746247380652142592

Moscow's mayor tweets: Without UK the EU will have no one so zealously upholding Russia sanctions.
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https://twitter.com/pinguescent/status/746243594281943040

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

 

 

This'll leave us with 20 years of Tory rule mate. The right have spoken and driven this campaign. Labour are further and further away from regaining their lost voters. Bleak future up North. 

 

Out of the EU. Scotland looking at leaving the UK. And the prospect of PM Boris. 

 

Yeah, let's all go out and celebrate. What a 'great' day for us all. 

 

Hail. 

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/brexit-donald-trump-to-give-press-conference-after-arriving-in-scotland-a7099426.html

Brexit: Donald Trump to give press conference after arriving in Scotland

 

Donald Trump will give a press conference at 11am after arriving in Scotland just hours after Britain voted in favour of withdrawing from the European Union in a historic referendum.

 

https://twitter.com/ConnorGillies/status/746256961503641600

BREAKING: DonaldTrump says they "took back control of their country. It's a great thing" as he arrives in Ayrshire

4:21 AM

Remember, he's saying this in Scotland.

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This'll leave us with 20 years of Tory rule mate. The right have spoken and driven this campaign. Labour are further and further away from regaining their lost voters. Bleak future up North. 

 

Out of the EU. Scotland looking at leaving the UK. And the prospect of PM Boris. 

 

Yeah, let's all go out and celebrate. What a 'great' day for us all. 

 

Hail. 

 

 

Very bleak.  Has anyone seen Corbyn during this referendum?  The tories are free to do what they want until the opposition party choose a leader who can lead a country rather than one who speaks well to small audiences on local issues.

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