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Offline Mads Sorensen Reading A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter
27 Jun 2016, 07:03 AM | Post: #1

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The Joys of Brexit

We voted for you to leave, so now LEAVE!
Actually, you voted for the UK to leave the EU.
Go pack your scumbags. If not, be SCARED!
I'm a UK citizen.
You're Polish vermin, aren't you? And I'm Inglish In'I? <headbutt> Eh!
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Offline Louise Warman Reading
27 Jun 2016, 07:25 AM | Post: #2

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I'm sure there are plenty who keep waking up shocked to find those immigrants are STILL living next door, regardless of the passport they hold.
Over here in Europe my neighbours are horrified (well the ones who have stopped to talk to us about it, anyway), asking if we are going to have to leave. Being told that we are part of the community and should apply for citizenship is heartwarming.
Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
27 Jun 2016, 09:10 AM | Post: #3

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I really hoped to see the end of that pseudo-word Brexit.
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I've seen Scotxit as well...(Not sure of spelling but that seems academic!)
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Offline Mads Sorensen Reading A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter
27 Jun 2016, 09:54 AM | Post: #5

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(27 Jun 2016 09:10 AM)Kath Middleton Wrote: Wrote:  I really hoped to see the end of that pseudo-word Brexit.
I promise I won't mention it again. I just wanted to give an immigrant's perspective.
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And I've seen Frortie here Sad
Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
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The result was so close, especially with the number of non-voters taken into account, that many a non-immigrant is appalled.
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(27 Jun 2016 09:38 AM)cecilia_writer Wrote: Wrote:  I've seen Scotxit as well...(Not sure of spelling but that seems academic!)
I read that in my head as "Scotbix" and thought it was a new cereal Big Grin
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(27 Jun 2016 07:03 AM)Mads Sorensen Wrote: Wrote:  We voted for you to leave, so now LEAVE!
Actually, you voted for the UK to leave the EU.
Go pack your scumbags. If not, be SCARED!
I'm a UK citizen.
You're Polish vermin, aren't you? And I'm Inglish In'I? <headbutt> Eh!
Mads, please don't talk like that. All the Brits I know have viewed the Polish highly positively. I grew up being told that their pilots were the tops, they were a resourceful, loyal, people, etc., etc. 

It really, really pains me to see you thinking I, or anyone else I know, could think like that. Your people are highly respected right across the spectrum,  including the Polish Plumber who I hope has taught other plumbers a thing or two about efficient service.

The innit brigade are not much loved by most of us and they're usually very unhappy people.
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Offline Daphne Reading Wanted by Tim Arnot
27 Jun 2016, 11:58 AM | Post: #10

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This post was last modified: 27 Jun 2016 12:02 PM by Daphne.
(27 Jun 2016 07:03 AM)Mads Sorensen Wrote: Wrote:  We voted for you to leave, so now LEAVE!
Actually, you voted for the UK to leave the EU.
Go pack your scumbags. If not, be SCARED!
I'm a UK citizen.
You're Polish vermin, aren't you? And I'm Inglish In'I? <headbutt> Eh!
I am profoundly sorry that you have encountered this attitude. Unfortunately there will always be a minority of people who are just plain nasty and the issue of immigration was focused on in the referendum in a way that was unhelpful and divisive.
 
I note that Boris Johnson, the person most likely to lead a “Brexit”, has said: "EU citizens living in this country will have their rights fully protected, and the same goes for British citizens living in the EU.” Without doubt the vast majority of people support this view.
 
But the actual question on the ballot paper was about whether or not we wanted to stay in the EU. Many felt that the EU gave too much power to un-appointed officials, that it was able to make important decisions without them being subject to proper scrutiny, and that democracy would be best served by having decisions which affect the UK made by our own sovereign parliament. Reading through the various treaties which were waved through without the electorate being given either information or choice left me appalled and, honestly, fearful. But history shows that our parliament has always been at the forefront of liberal and tolerant law-making. 
 
I just hope that our best hopes and not our worst fears are confirmed in the way a departure from the EU is negotiated.
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