Now that people have voted for Brexit, what does it mean

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samklipas0
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Hi,

So I wake up today morning learning that Britain wants to come out of the EU based on the referendum results. I am not good at politics and have a few questions:
  1. I swear we are officially not out of the EU UNTIL the government sign some section 50 treaty or law. So how did they come to the conclusion that the £ pound value dropped?
  2. Now that Brexit has won, does that mean that the British public such as myself are not able to go to countries such as France and Germany freely and when we feel like it? I remember going to Italy recently and just having to show a passport without a visa.
  3. I know Brexit wasn't the result people were expecting but what does that mean for the future? What about the EU migrants living here?
Finally, is it still possible for the UK to remain in the EU despite the vote?

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(Original post by samklipas0)
Hi,

I swear we are officially not out of the EU UNTIL the government sign some section 50 treaty or law. So how did they come to the conclusion that the £ pound value dropped?
That will happen in 3 months. Enjoy them while you can. then we leave.

(Original post by samklipas0)
Now that Brexit has won, does that mean that the British public such as myself are not able to go to countries such as France and Germany freely and when we feel like it? I remember going to Italy recently and just having to show a passport without a visa.
You can still go Italy. You can still go to Germany.

(Original post by samklipas0)
I know Brexit wasn't the result people were expecting but what does that mean for the future? What about the EU migrants living here?
Laws cannot be acted upon retroactively. Nothing happens to them.

(Original post by samklipas0)
Finally, is it still possible for the UK to remain in the EU despite the vote?
Yes.

Cameron can ignore the vote.

The house of lords can interfere.

They can postpone article 50 for years until the public forget about it.

The vote is no more legally binding than an online poll.
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That will happen in 3 months. Enjoy them while you can. then we leave.



You can still go Italy. You can still go to Germany.



Laws cannot be acted upon retroactively. Nothing happens to them.



Yes.

Cameron can ignore the vote.

The house of lords can interfere.

They can postpone article 50 for years until the public forget about it.

The vote is no more legally binding than an online poll.
Thanks for explaining this.

Just out of interest, how comes we can still go to European countries without a visa after Brexit? I thought joining the EU got us this right or am I wrong?
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(Original post by samklipas0)
Thanks for explaining this.

Just out of interest, how comes we can still go to European countries without a visa after Brexit? I thought joining the EU got us this right or am I wrong?
We don't know this but it's very unlikely not to be the case. Working there is more likely to require a visa but nobody knows until an exit deal is agreed.
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(Original post by samklipas0)
Thanks for explaining this.

Just out of interest, how comes we can still go to European countries without a visa after Brexit? I thought joining the EU got us this right or am I wrong?
People wrongly assume that only a political union allows free movement of peoples (far too much ignorance on the topic).
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We don't know this but it's very unlikely not to be the case. Working there is more likely to require a visa but nobody knows until an exit deal is agreed.
I see. Thanks for your response.

What I don't get is if brexit is bad for the economy and this that and the other - why couldn't the government just dismiss it? After all, the vote isn't legally binding
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I see. Thanks for your response.

What I don't get is if brexit is bad for the economy and this that and the other - why couldn't the government just dismiss it? After all, the vote isn't legally binding
They could in theory but it would cause mayhem. I think leaving is ridiculous myself but they have to respect the will of the majority.

I personally think people need to can any thoughts of a second referendum and move on.
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If you look at the countries here who have visa free access, I seriously doubt we're gonna need one to go on holiday.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_p...isa_exemptions
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They could in theory but it would cause mayhem. I think leaving is ridiculous myself but they have to respect the will of the majority.

I personally think people need to can any thoughts of a second referendum and move on.
I strongly agree that they need to have another referendum - perhaps after the UK has spoken to the EU and negotiated a new deal.

It is quite scary living in the unknown at the moment
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