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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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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
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.
To suggest it's a recent phenomena belies your education and knowledge. You know better than that.
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To suggest it's a recent phenomena belies your education and knowledge. You know better than that.
It's the way the Tories have conducted it post-referendum that most annoys me (and many others), but of course I accept that it has a longer history.

Coming back to the topic, do you think that Brexit has had a negative effect on Britain or a positive one?
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
It's the way the Tories have conducted it post-referendum that most annoys me (and many others), but of course I accept that it has a longer history.

Coming back to the topic, do you think that Brexit has had a negative effect on Britain or a positive one?
Do you really think Corbyn would have handled it much better? He's had the luxury of not having to make his own position clear, let alone negotiate a deal with the EU. The Labour party are just as divided although for different reasons.
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That all sense of balance and nuance has been lost.

And that includes you, FoS.
Enlighten us oh balanced one :adore:
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ermmm remind me ?

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(Original post by AperfectBalance)
"Dont listen to democracy, people can be wrong"

"Please listen to democracy when it goes my way"

And this is why democracy is useless.
For the record, I don't support reversing Brexit. I support the EEA option, which many prominent Leavers, including Peter Hitchens, Christopher Booker, Richard North and Daniel Hannan are supportive of.

The whole process has been farcical from the very beginning. Referenda are a terrible way to make policy.
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OP knows that if they included a “none of the above” option, it would have got the most votes, which is why they restricted it to only options that fit their agenda.
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Do you really think Corbyn would have handled it much better? He's had the luxury of not having to make his own position clear, let alone negotiate a deal with the EU. The Labour party are just as divided although for different reasons.
We know that Corbyn wouldn't have handled it better, as he hasn't - that's not to say there wasn't a better way to handle it than the pathetic crapshow put on by the likes of Theresa May, David Davies, etc, etc.
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
We know that Corbyn wouldn't have handled it better, as he hasn't - that's not to say there wasn't a better way to handle it than the pathetic crapshow put on by the likes of Theresa May, David Davies, etc, etc.
All of parliament is culpable for this, and will be held to account come the next GE.
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Why isnt there an option for none of the above? Very biased poll.
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You’re very immature and nothing more than a petulant troll.
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That British people are stubborn and if they don't get the result they want, they fight to change the result which completely undermines the point of making a vote.
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You’re very immature and nothing more than a petulant troll.
It's more of a declaration of the obvious, but thanks for taking the time and all, you must drop by my threads again.
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That British people are stubborn and if they don't get the result they want, they fight to change the result which completely undermines the point of making a vote.
The reality is that it was a close and by no means decisive vote, which was then seized on as utterly decisive by the Brexiteers and the Tory Party leadership and it is that seizure which has rightly led to the huge dissatisfaction and anger in the country.
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It's more of a declaration of the obvious, but thanks for taking the time and all, you must drop by my threads again.
I’m really surprised that you haven’t been banned yet. None of your threads are remotely constructive and they don’t invite debate. Just pure hissy fits.
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I’m really surprised that you haven’t been banned yet. None of your threads are remotely constructive and they don’t invite debate. Just pure hissy fits.
My threads have featured more than 10 times in Today on TSR - yours?

Also, using 'hissy fit' on International Women's Day is a bit shameful, you should get that sexism looked at.
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Wwwoooowww this poll is more defeatist than I expected I'm out!
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We know that Corbyn wouldn't have handled it better, as he hasn't - that's not to say there wasn't a better way to handle it than the pathetic crapshow put on by the likes of Theresa May, David Davies, etc, etc.
I don't disagree it's been terribly handled, but why lay all the blame at the Tories' door when Labour have been equally as useless?
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I don't disagree it's been terribly handled, but why lay all the blame at the Tories' door when Labour have been equally as useless?
Labour are not the ones in power.
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My threads have featured more than 10 times in Today on TSR - yours?
I assume this is the opening to your Who's Who entry?
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