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    Are you sore about the referendum result? Check out these 10 top self-comforting strategies :

    1.) Call every white person who voted Leave a "racist", ignoring the fact that Europeans are also white. Make sure you ignore and marginalise ethnic minority leave voters.

    2.) Claim that the (huge) turnout wasn't high enough. 72%? It should have been at least 75%! 80%? It should have been 85%! Make sure to keep moving the goalposts.

    3.) Make a stupid e-petition demanding another referendum, just like the socialists did when Labour lost last year. We need to keep having referendums until we get the "right" result.

    4.) Get over-excited about the economy, even if the impact has been pretty boring and mundane. Pretend that your 2:2 in English Literature makes you an expert on currency markets.

    5.) Attack the very idea of Democracy, because it's only a good thing when it goes the way you want it to. Working class voters don't know what's good for them, but middle class liberals definitely do.

    6.) Share memes bashing Brexit, ignoring the unwelcome and uncomfortable realisation that you are in the minority of public opinion.

    7.) Boldly claim that Scotland will leave the UK, forgetting that A) they can't afford to B) the EU can't afford to take them C) 1.6m remain votes don't cancel out 2m NO votes.

    8.) Make fun of Boris Johnson while sweating slightly and really hoping he doesn't become Prime Minister.

    9.) Learn absolutely nothing from the campaign, blaming the result on everyone but yourself. Scaremongering and bullying are clearly the best tactics to use, there's no way they could possibly backfire.

    10.) Curl up in a ball and cry yourself to sleep while listening to "Ode to Joy".
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    (Original post by EuanF)
    Are you sore about the referendum result? Check out these 10 top self-comforting strategies :

    1.) Call every white person who voted Leave a "racist", ignoring the fact that Europeans are also white. Make sure you ignore and marginalise ethnic minority leave voters.

    2.) Claim that the (huge) turnout wasn't high enough. 72%? It should have been at least 75%! 80%? It should have been 85%! Make sure to keep moving the goalposts.

    3.) Make a stupid e-petition demanding another referendum, just like the socialists did when Labour lost last year. We need to keep having referendums until we get the "right" result.

    4.) Get over-excited about the economy, even if the impact has been pretty boring and mundane. Pretend that your 2:2 in English Literature makes you an expert on currency markets.

    5.) Attack the very idea of Democracy, because it's only a good thing when it goes the way you want it to. Working class voters don't know what's good for them, but middle class liberals definitely do.

    6.) Share memes bashing Brexit, ignoring the unwelcome and uncomfortable realisation that you are in the minority of public opinion.

    7.) Boldly claim that Scotland will leave the UK, forgetting that A) they can't afford to B) the EU can't afford to take them C) 1.6m remain votes don't cancel out 2m NO votes.

    8.) Make fun of Boris Johnson while sweating slightly and really hoping he doesn't become Prime Minister.

    9.) Learn absolutely nothing from the campaign, blaming the result on everyone but yourself. Scaremongering and bullying are clearly the best tactics to use, there's no way they could possibly backfire.

    10.) Curl up in a ball and cry yourself to sleep while listening to "Ode to Joy".
    I did vote remain!

    Now...
    To deal with the points.

    1) Nope... haven't done that yet.. Might consider it if it weren't for the fact that this isn't a race issue, since as you point out, leave voters come in every colour. Oh and there are non-white Europeans by the way.

    2) We can always do with greater turnouts. Either way, no idea how that point is valid, as a larger turnout could have benefited either side.

    3) Even Farage wanted a second referendum if the UK didn't leave the EU at one point. The petition means parliament merely considers the option. We all know there won't be a second referendum, but this is such a disaster, it's nice to remind politicians. I mean, did you see Boris' face yesterday morning? That is not a happy man. He knows he's screwed.

    4) What's going on now just shows a lack of faith in the British economy and the future of British investment. It'll quieten down, seem alright maybe for the next five years, then become a very slow and painful economic decline over the next 20, as investment moves on to pastures new.

    5) Yes, one should always attack the idea of democracy - in so far as it breeds for the creation of scapegoats such as the EU as people try to get elected in the short term, thus creating a culture of resentment which really shouldn't have existed.

    6) Memes would be nice. Though, looking at leave demographics, I don't think they're really in 'meme' using age for the majority of them. So remain are the majority when it comes to meme sharing ability. Huzzah, I suppose?

    7) Scotland can do whatever it wants to do. I mean, the leave campaign obviously didn't care for economic consequences and still thinks this country will do well out of this referendum, what makes you think Scotland will pay attention to your economic warnings?

    8) Ah Boris. He's in a messy situation, isn't he?

    9) "Scaremongering and bullying are clearly the best tactics to use" - good to know you've finally admitted to it.

    10) Here it is if you want to try that too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbXiKLA58SE

    So all in all, well done, leave has won. Happy now? Just let people grieve over the loss of opportunity this has created. If they want to make fun of the politicians that put themselves on the line for this, or share silly memes about it, let them. You got what you wanted, no point in gloating, and you had better have a good plan for the future of this country. It did not sound like any of the various leave the EU campaigns did at any point prior to the referendum. Hopefully Farage and Boris have dreamt one overnight.

    Hopefully now that the UK's left the EU, it means UKIP can implode. That would be one very positive thing from this at least.

    Have a nice evening.
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