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    (Original post by Samiz)
    I'm predicted A*A*A, have an unconditional for a top 20 uni in September and voted leave. What is wrong with me!?!?!?!?!?
    top 20 isn't that great, assuming that means it's not even top 10
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    I'm about to start a chemical physics course in September. Chemical physics graduates are more highly sought after than other physics and chemistry graduates because we have a wider skill set (sorry, I'm not trying to brag just to make a point). But I voted leave, so I must be a total dummy.
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    (Original post by richpanda)
    You usually start with 'people with a university degree are more likely to vote remain'. This is 2016. Anyone who can get 2 D grades at A level can get in to some university, albeit not often a quality university.

    Let's take Kerry and James. Kerry is 22, and has just received her 2.2 in American Studies from the University of Wolverhampton. She voted remain because she wants to 'experience life' in Europe, and being in the EU will mean that she won't have to apply for a visa or pay roaming charges when she's on holiday before returning to work in a call centre.

    James is also 22 and is the co-owner of a building contracting company that he started when he was 19. He voted leave because cheap migrant workers undercut British workers, and he is also worried about how the EU is becoming more authoritarian, and Turkey potentially joining it. He owns a home, has no debt and is called a racist by people online.

    Still think a degree makes you more intelligent.



    Lastly, the idea that Leave voters aren't just uneducated in general, but are also uneducated on the referendum. Because surely if they were educated, they'd vote remain, right? Right?.

    Us working and even lower middle class people are fed up of being told what to do, how we're stupid and uneducated. Whilst you're sitting drinking coffee and eating artisan bread and reading the Guardian, we see nothing of benefit from the EU.
    Right.. using two very different and one off (biased) examples shows how intelligent you are.

    Curiously, if James is a business owner, why would he be against paying lower wages? Would increase his profit margins.
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    My two most intelligent friends voted Leave. One is a prize-winning Old Etonian with a first-class degree in history from Oxford and he spends a lot of time on the continent. The other is a barrister at a top three set and BCL graduate who is also a fluent German speaker and a Wagner fanatic.

    Then again, they're both sort-of upper-class chaps, quite worldly and well-travelled (including outside Europe) so they don't have that desperate insecurity that so many middle-class Brits have where their parochial "little European" identity is how they as a boring idiot from outer Croydon or St Albans gets to feel sophisticated.
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    (Original post by Samiz)
    Sussex
    I voted remain too.
    Btw rankings don't really mean much, but good jub
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Right.. using two very different and one off (biased) examples shows how intelligent you are.

    Curiously, if James is a business owner, why would he be against paying lower wages? Would increase his profit margins.
    He wants to have British workers, but can't compete against other businesses who are using £3 per hour Eastern Europeans.
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    If anything, James would employ cheaper labour, because it will mean that he would have more money left for himself at the end of the day. So, I don't really follow your logic.

    No one's saying that Leave voters are uneducated, but someone on here already showed a graph, which shows a correlation between educational level, and one's voting preferences, with those voting to remain being more likely to be better educated than those voting in favour of leaving.
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    (Original post by richpanda)
    He wants to have British workers, but can't compete against other businesses who are using £3 per hour Eastern Europeans.
    Does made up James also want world peace? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Thutmose-III)
    My two most intelligent friends voted Leave. One is a prize-winning Old Etonian with a first-class degree in history from Oxford and he spends a lot of time on the continent. The other is a barrister at a top three set and BCL graduate who is also a fluent German speaker and a Wagner fanatic.

    Then again, they're both sort-of upper-class chaps, quite worldly and well-travelled (including outside Europe) so they don't have that desperate insecurity that so many middle-class Brits have where their parochial "little European" identity is how they as a boring idiot from outer Croydon or St Albans gets to feel sophisticated.
    I echo the idea you mentioned in the last sentence.
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    I'm about to start a chemical physics course in September. Chemical physics graduates are more highly sought after than other physics and chemistry graduates because we have a wider skill set (sorry, I'm not trying to brag just to make a point). But I voted leave, so I must be a total dummy.
    My two most intelligent friends (not just most intelligent, but most intelligent by far) voted Leave. One is an art dealer who spends a lot of time on the continent and he has a first-class history degree from Oxford. The other is a barrister at a top set and a BCL graduate who is a fluent German (and Latin, for what it's worth) speaker and Wagner fanatic who has spent a lot of time in Germany.

    They both came to the same conclusions I did. They're both Tories (the former a more aristocratic paternalist one nation Tory, the other a Thatcherite Tory). I'm a socialist. The barrister and I are both immigrants of a sort (to the UK from another anglosphere country), the other guy's family has been here since the Norman conquest. All three of us voted on the basis of lost sovereignty and the democratic deficit in Europe

    For your average, boring middle or lower-middle class person in outer Croydon or St Albans, their "little European" identity is how they get to feel sophisticated and worldly. It's pretty laughable, but thems the breaks.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Does made up James also want world peace? :rolleyes:
    Yes
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    theres a difference between being educated at school and having good grades and that sort of intelligence

    vs. the kind of intelligence that tells you to make important decisions which require common sense, sharp instinct and understanding, and also patience

    for me personally, i think a lot of leave voters lacked common sense and true understanding of the political climate of the world... something they haven't researched for themselves or really thought about it, something they've just left up to biased campaigners like farage and johnson to inform them on

    people forget there's different types of "educated" people. there's the people like Samiz up there who's getting amazing grades but happens to have a made fatally wrong decision when it came to this referendum, call me up my own arse and opinionated, but anybody who did vote leave, voted wrong and hasn't thought about the impact of their decision on generations of people, most of all themselves
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    (Original post by GUMI)
    I voted remain too.
    Btw rankings don't really mean much, but good jub
    True but thank you!
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    (Original post by Lord Gaben)
    If anything, James would employ cheaper labour, because it will mean that he would have more money left for himself at the end of the day. So, I don't really follow your logic.

    No one's saying that Leave voters are uneducated, but someone on here already showed a graph, which shows a correlation between educational level, and one's voting preferences, with those voting to remain being more likely to be better educated than those voting in favour of leaving.
    Read post 27 for the first bit. Secondly, it's clear that you haven't read my OP. Being 'better educated' does not mean more intelligent.
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    (Original post by AverageExcellence)
    I got 3 As at A level, 2.1 From top 10 university and a Masters from a Top 5 university, i voted leave. Again this isn't a circle jerk but the insinuation that somebody who has mindlessly read the guardian and believes they must be more intelligent than their leave counterpart is mistaken.
    so which newspaper did you read
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    I got 4 A*s at A level and voted leave
    Bit of a brag but I am sick of people trying to insinuate I must be stupid by extension..
    are you also white and privileged?
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    (Original post by sorry13)
    so which newspaper did you read
    Yawn salty remainer.
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    (Original post by sorry13)
    theres a difference between being educated at school and having good grades and that sort of intelligence

    vs. the kind of intelligence that tells you to make important decisions which require common sense, sharp instinct and understanding, and also patience

    for me personally, i think a lot of leave voters lacked common sense and true understanding of the political climate of the world... something they haven't researched for themselves or really thought about it, something they've just left up to biased campaigners like farage and johnson to inform them on

    people forget there's different types of "educated" people. there's the people like Samiz up there who's getting amazing grades but happens to have a made fatally wrong decision when it came to this referendum, call me up my own arse and opinionated, but anybody who did vote leave, voted wrong and hasn't thought about the impact of their decision on generations of people, most of all themselves
    There's no such thing as a 'wrong vote' you fool. You're quite clearly unintelligent from your grammatical ability. People can't have 'voted wrong'. They can have 'voted wrongly', but even that sounds like something a 7 year old would say.
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    (Original post by richpanda)
    Read post 27 for the first bit. Secondly, it's clear that you haven't read my OP. Being 'better educated' does not mean more intelligent.
    No one's allowed to work for £3 an hour. It's against the law.
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    (Original post by sorry13)
    Yawn mindlessly idiotic leaver.
    It's bigoted people like you, who are quick to generalize, who actually helped the leave campaign to win. Most remainers I've came across on here have been kind and open minded - I'm sorry that you had to have this person on your side.
 
 
 
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