The Brussels Syndrome — 15 Comments

  1. Yep, it's the old tactics of asking again until you get the result you work. I pray it won't happen here – and I'm an atheist!

  2. I wasn’t sure that a 4% margin was enough until I heard that Mr Cameron was falling on his sword, although I don’t think much of the delay – it smacks of putting Party before Country. Mr Osborne appears to have disappeared up his own fundamental.

    The carnage in the Labour party today completes the set, and makes it look as though Westminster has actually accepted the will of the people.

    I hope that the Great British Public realise that we have faced down the bully. Who’s going to take SW1 seriously if they demand another vote? If the EU insist on another referendum, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a more significant majority for leave.

    • From an outsiders point of view, the whole Westminster machine seems to be imploding. 

      One of my predictions – Brussels will come up with some kind of compromise deal on which they will demand a fresh referendum.  The deal will give all the appearances of some kind of "special relationship" with nominal independence but the UK will, to all intents and purposes, be still a member.  In other words – a rerun of Lisbon.

      • I'm no less an outsider to the Westminster machine than you! Unfortunately only the Party leaderships seem to be unraveling; I suspect that we could also use a seismic shift at the top of the Civil Service as well. Have you seen "Yes, (Prime) Minister"?

        If the EU does pretend to offer a "special relationship", I can't imagine that it will be believed or trusted. Mr Cameron is on record as saying there there will not be a second referendum, and Mr Junker is on record as saying that there will be no compromises. They were probably both lying, but if/when they start to wriggle now it's going to be thrown back at them in spades.

        I'll be a lot more comfortable when Article 50 has been invoked, though!

  3. Just a quickie because I'm off to the pub in 10 minutes:

    Breakdown of votes by age:

    18-24: L (leave) 27%, R (remain) 73%.

    25 -34: L 38%, R 62%.

    35….: 48%, 52%.

    45….: 56%, 44%.

    55…. 57%, 43%.

    65+: 60%, 40%.

    So, in the very important group, 35 – 64, if you add up the numbers, you get L 161, R 139. It is clearly totally untrue that it was 'old farts' who secured the majority for leave.

    Also, the petition for a rerun is a fraud. Someone had created a 'bot' whatever that is, which can create multiple votes using postcodes. 50,000 + from North Korea?

    Pub calls.


  4. This petition is a fraud another con-job like postal ballots in the UK. Its gone all around twitter with people sharing their postcodes so people outside the UK could vote. There are 50,000 signatures from the Vatican City [ Dope Francis was up all night] more from countries like North Korea.

    • A fraud?  How could it be?  Does that mean that my entry from the Antarctic is invalid?  Damn!

  5. The source of the figures I quoted is: ‘Lord Ashcroft Polls: 12,369 people were polled after voting’.

  6. The European Union set a precedent for all future votes."If the first vote doesn't suit the agenda,cry and make threats then make you vote again"Laughed at all the remain losers,what a bunch of tossers.Would love to see Ireland out of the EUSSR.Bet our budget in Ireland will be interesting,now we will be contributing not recipient status.Didn't register for water and recycle everything, so no Bin charges.Vote Irexit and let's have a say in our own country.

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