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Poll: What have we discovered about Britain from Brexit?
That we are no longer a great power (3)
6.25%
That we need Europe a lot more than they need us (4)
8.33%
That trade with the EU really does matter (0)
0%
That people around the world don't owe us a living (0)
0%
That the US is not as nice an ally to have as some thought (0)
0%
That we are actually quite a minor power and it's a tough world (2)
4.17%
That some Brexit problems are insoluble (0)
0%
That we now face economic and national decline (2)
4.17%
That the hardline Brexit that surfaced immediately after the Referendum, supported by Theresa May, was utterly foolish and wrong (2)
4.17%
All of the above (35)
72.92%
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That (and I say this as a remain voter) many remain voters have completely lost the plot and have gone as barmy as some if the wilder eurosceptic claims. I don’t think they like it when the shoes on the other foot 😂
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(Original post by AperfectBalance)
Agreed on everything but the sad thing is America is not our ally, we need to build a far stronger commonwealth and a stronger Britain
I agree, I was speaking more about Australia and New Zealand and the commonwealth than the US, but I would consider the US as a whole to be an ally. The US-UK relationship is still pretty strong politically and militarily, even if less so economically.
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(Original post by Davij038)
That (and I say this as a remain voter) many remain voters have completely lost the plot and have gone as barmy as some if the wilder eurosceptic claims. I don’t think they like it when the shoes on the other foot 😂
Most of them haven’t though and actually want Brexit to go ahead since it was the wish of the majority of people. It’s the vocal minority of posh, North London champagne socialists that have gone crazy and tarnished the 48%.
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I dunno, but we didn't have all these stabbings before this Brexit thing.
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(Original post by NickAlex12)
Most of them haven’t though and actually want Brexit to go ahead since it was the wish of the majority of people. It’s the vocal minority of posh, North London champagne socialists that have gone crazy and tarnished the 48%.
Agreed. Like I said, I voted Remain.
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(Original post by NickAlex12)
Most of them haven’t though and actually want Brexit to go ahead since it was the wish of the majority of people. It’s the vocal minority of posh, North London champagne socialists that have gone crazy and tarnished the 48%.
Contingent on there not being another referendum, most "want" Brexit to go ahead.

However, if there were to be another referendum (which the plurality of the British public appear to want, according to polls), the data suggest that Remainers -- and the country as a whole -- would vote to Remain.
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(Original post by viddy9)
Contingent on there not being another referendum, most "want" Brexit to go ahead.

However, if there were to be another referendum (which the plurality of the British public appear to want, according to polls), the data suggest that Remainers -- and the country as a whole -- would vote to Remain.
"Dont listen to democracy, people can be wrong"

"Please listen to democracy when it goes my way"

And this is why democracy is useless.
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Perhaps the most biased poll I've seen on this site so far...
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That remain and leave supporters can be just as blinkered and bigoted as each other. That supporters of both sides are willing to spread 'information' that backs their viewpoint without any kind of critical thought. That those who are largely unaffected by low-skilled immigration are blind to the problems it brings. That those in low-skilled jobs tend to be unaware of the wider economy. That going into negotiations without a fallback plan is akin to capitulation. That politicians are more interested in scoring points off one another than running the country.

I would go on but it's just depressing.
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(Original post by Libtardian)
Perhaps the most biased poll I've seen on this site so far...
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One tries.
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Im not even pro brexit but this poll is ridiculous and biased.
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
:hat2:

One tries.
You have succeeded, congratulations.
I have learnt that there are thousands of meaningless polls produced on a daily basis.
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(Original post by ColinDent)
You have succeeded, congratulations.
I have learnt that there are thousands of meaningless polls produced on a daily basis.
Feel free to suggest some additional options.
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(Original post by CoolCavy)
Im not even pro brexit but this poll is ridiculous and biased.
I actually left some of the most awful things off, like the way that Brexit continues to serve the Tories by distracting people from austerity on a massive scale, or how it has permitted a minority Tory government to be lazy, indifferent and arrogant in office whilst acting as if it has a majority of 100, or the way it has enabled a bankrupt 1970s hard left Trot to prevent proper opposition to the policies by constantly deferring to the Tory right as a tactic.

I could go on, but it's too disgusting.
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
Now that the whole Brexit experience is staggering (possibly) to some sort of conclusion on Tuesday (probably more delay, but you never know :rolleyes:), it's interesting to pause to reflect on what we've learned, not about the EU specifically, but about Britain.

We were assured by Brexiteers that as a Great Power and a noble and much loved imperium, we would be welcomed with open arms by potential trading partners and all problems connected with Brexit waved aside by a sad, but respectfully compliant EU.

Has this been the reality? You decide. :lol:

Poll attached for the more obvious learnings. What have we learned? What sort of country are we discovering that we are now?

What lies ahead for us?
That may be the most biased poll ever created.

What I have learnt is that parliament is considerably more full of cowards than the country.
(Original post by the bear)
that the British public should be kept away from referenda.
I’m remembering when you used to advocate for UKIP.
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What I have learnt is that parliament is considerably more full of cowards than the country.
What's cowardly is to permit massive Russian and other offshored oligarchical meddling in the referendum and then ignore it because it went the way the ignorers wanted.
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(Original post by CoolCavy)
Im not even pro brexit but this poll is ridiculous and biased.
It's almost like a this is a thread on a student forum and not a yougov poll. :yy:
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(Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
It's almost like a this is a thread on a student forum and not a yougov poll. :yy:

Whats the point of having a thread in debate and current affairs when you are just going to set up the narrative from the off and tell people that their answers are 'wrong' not much of a debate.

But what do i know, im off to frequent frendlier subforums :flybye:
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That all sense of balance and nuance has been lost.

And that includes you, FoS.
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That all sense of balance and nuance has been lost.

And that includes you, FoS.
Possibly, but I think that happened when a close win on a one-line referendum was immediately seized on by the Tory Party and converted into an overwhelming mandate for a hard Brexit.
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