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    So I don't live in the UK but I see that everyone in my country(it is in the EU) seems to believe that the referendum won't change anything and even if 'Leave' wins you are actually going to stay. I've also seen some people in TSR claiming this.
    My question is: do you agree? Or Do you, Britons, hope that things are going to change?
    Please justify cause I am a bit confused.
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    Why would anyone believe the leave campaign can even win? Honestly, does anyone for one second believe OUT will win? I'm a proud OUT voter but I know the reality. I'm more interested in the margin of the result. I'm saying around 80/20 or 75/25 because the fear of change will outweigh the fear of the status quo
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    (Original post by constantina98)
    So I don't live in the UK but I see that everyone in my country(it is in the EU) seems to believe that the referendum won't change anything and even if 'Leave' wins you are actually going to stay. I've also seen some people in TSR claiming this.
    My question is: do you agree? Or Do you, Britons, hope that things are going to change?
    Please justify cause I am a bit confused.
    The UK is not Greece you know.
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    (Original post by constantina98)
    So I don't live in the UK but I see that everyone in my country(it is in the EU) seems to believe that the referendum won't change anything and even if 'Leave' wins you are actually going to stay. I've also seen some people in TSR claiming this.
    My question is: do you agree? Or Do you, Britons, hope that things are going to change?
    Please justify cause I am a bit confused.
    Completely false. In this day and age, governments wouldn't be able to ignore a referendum result. The idea of a referendum is to give the government direction on what it should do (for major things like the EU).

    It can also entrench decisions like this, but this really is for when there are high turnouts and a decisive result. I doubt it will have either.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Completely false. In this day and age, governments wouldn't be able to ignore a referendum result. The idea of a referendum is to give the government direction on what it should do (for major things like the EU).

    It can also entrench decisions like this, but this really is for when there are high turnouts and a decisive result. I doubt it will have either.
    I totally agree.A referendum result shouldnt be ignored. But people believe that this is what happens
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    (Original post by constantina98)
    So I don't live in the UK but I see that everyone in my country(it is in the EU) seems to believe that the referendum won't change anything and even if 'Leave' wins you are actually going to stay. I've also seen some people in TSR claiming this.
    My question is: do you agree? Or Do you, Britons, hope that things are going to change?
    Please justify cause I am a bit confused.
    To some extent I agree with this.

    If the Leave vote wins I don't doubt that we'll eventually leave the EU (albeit it'd probably take quite a number of years for the exit negotiations to be agreed).

    I expect, however, that we'd end up joining something like the EEA, which one could argue would leave us in such a similar situation as we are in now that we may as well have never left the EU.

    The Government wants freedom of movement, and they'll fight to keep it.
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    (Original post by SHallowvale)
    To some extent I agree with this.

    If the Leave vote wins I don't doubt that we'll eventually leave the EU (albeit it'd probably take quite a number of years for the exit negotiations to be agreed).

    I expect, however, that we'd end up joining something like the EEA, which one could argue would leave us in such a similar situation as we are in now that we may as well have never left the EU.

    The Government wants freedom of movement, and they'll fight to keep it.
    Pretty much this bit with some slight economic pain in the beginning. Scotland will probably leave. Gradually the UK will fall apart and England wil turn into a quasi Switzerland utterly dependent on Londons dodgy dealings.
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    I wonder if OP is referring to Boris Johnson's early suggestion that a LEAVE vote could be used to strengthen the UK's hand at negotiations (how, nobody knows), and that we could arrange a better EU membership deal and decide to Remain.

    Yeah, I know.
 
 
 
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