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Offline kozlodoev

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While we were busy slamming the Jaylen Brown pick, the UK voted to exit the European Union. Wow.

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-36570120
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 09:25:21 AM »

Offline Fafnir

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One of the Leaders of the Leave campaign has already repudiated one of the major promises as part of the ad campaign and wi****lly referred to "reengaging the commonwealth".

I guess they're selling a return to Empire?

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While we were busy slamming the Jaylen Brown pick, the UK voted to exit the European Union. Wow.

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-36570120

This is huge, and it seems like it will trigger another referendum to have Scotland become independent, too.  And if Scotland leaves, Northern Ireland may think about following suit

The UK may be falling apart in front of our very eyes
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 09:30:22 AM »

Offline Fafnir

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While we were busy slamming the Jaylen Brown pick, the UK voted to exit the European Union. Wow.

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-36570120

This is huge, and it seems like it will trigger another referendum to have Scotland become independent, too.  And if Scotland leaves, Northern Ireland may think about following suit

The UK may be falling apart in front of our very eyes
Yup.

And the Leave leaders are selling the return of the commonwealth as the UK potentially shrinks to just Britain and Wales.

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If Northern Ieraland were to leave, woulf it be to merge with the rest of Ireland, or become their own country?
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2016, 09:34:16 AM »

Offline ederson

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This is going to be the most complicated (and possible the most expensive) divorce ...ever !

Scotland voted to remain in the EU but now they have to leave.... It is funny is a tragic way though... The Brexit side preached "We should be able to decide for our future and not EU for us" .. i wonder what they`ll do with Scotland....







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Offline BDeCosta26

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Wow. That is huge news. I can't believe that. That's going to have some very negative ramifications.

Deff surprising. The Chef who was my mentor is from Great Britain, and he told me yesterday that there was NO WAY they'd vote to leave. Can't wait to see what his reaction is.

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Offline Cman

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While we were busy slamming the Jaylen Brown pick, the UK voted to exit the European Union. Wow.

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-36570120

A huge deal with global macroeconomic consequences. US stock market will fall today, and Europe and Asia have already fallen.

This is a big mistake. Most of the Leave voters were older, and won't have to deal with the long term consequences.

Also, as other posters pointed out, it is not as simple as "leaving". Now the hard part begins-- the negotiation about how to leave. The so called messy divorce process.

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2016, 09:42:31 AM »

Offline BitterJim

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This is going to be the most complicated (and possible the most expensive) divorce ...ever !

Scotland voted to remain in the EU but now they have to leave.... It is funny is a tragic way though... The Brexit side preached "We should be able to decide for our future and not EU for us" .. i wonder what they`ll do with Scotland....

There'll be another referendum for them to separate, and given their support for staying in the EU I think it'll pass this time.  The next few years are going to be very, very interesting in the UK (and Europe as a whole)
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2016, 09:44:50 AM »

Offline Fafnir

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If Northern Ieraland were to leave, woulf it be to merge with the rest of Ireland, or become their own country?
Who the heck knows. A truly unprecedented political shake up.

All because Cameron made a stupid promise in 2013 to try and outflank the far right in his own coalition. Guess blaming the EU and dog whistling against immigrants turned out to have a cost after all for the Tories.

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2016, 09:44:56 AM »

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The EU is a farce and was doomed to fail from its inception.

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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2016, 09:50:16 AM »

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If Northern Ieraland were to leave, woulf it be to merge with the rest of Ireland, or become their own country?

That will be a referendum put forth.  The Sinn Fein party has already said they will do so.

My guess is yes, because Ireland is part of the EU, so Northern Ireland could just join automatically, unlike Scotland, which would have to apply and potentially go through a stage of preliminary membership.

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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2016, 09:53:06 AM »

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Not really up to speed on global politics. Could someone summarize what kind of ramifications this could have? It'd be much appreciated.
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Offline Fafnir

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Not really up to speed on global politics. Could someone summarize what kind of ramifications this could have? It'd be much appreciated.
UK will have to renegotiate a ton of trade treaties and immigration pacts with EVERYONE as they are all done via EU now.

Economic damage to UK will likely be substantial, Northern Ireland and Scotland could both leave the UK.

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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2016, 09:57:56 AM »

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Not really up to speed on global politics. Could someone summarize what kind of ramifications this could have? It'd be much appreciated.
UK will have to renegotiate a ton of trade treaties and immigration pacts with EVERYONE as they are all done via EU now.

Economic damage to UK will likely be substantial, Northern Ireland and Scotland could both leave the UK.

Even London is trying to find a way to separate.  It's crazy.