One writer in The Guardian suggested that the wrong question was asked : Do you want to leave the EU?
It should have read "Do you want the end of the United Kingdom (the correct term. for GB does not include Ulster)?
That's what it means folks. Some people think GB is an Island with a bit of Ireland tagged on. The day after the referendum people phoned in to various chatlines and asked what the EU is.
The vote was democratic? Never. 48% are about to be ignored. Is that democratic? No There should never have been a referendzum. Wise leaders steer away from them, since a yes/no means there can be no grey areas - as if there were none!
The "52% leavers" think the UK is better off without paying subs to the EU. But up to now it has gor more out of the EU than it has invested.
The referendum was held because inner political party differences threatened Tory power. Cameron was conned into it because of his own thirst for power. He has the face of a know-all and the heart of a......... mouse. He tried to bargain with the EU and failed to get his freebies. He bettled and the EU lords said know. I personally think they wanted Cameron out! Now they are all out - to all intents and purposes - if no miracle happens.
Those mainly responsible for the referendum have not stayed to take the brunt or consequences. I mention Cameron, Johnson and Farage. All resigned in its wake. They are cowards, too.
False information or omission of correct information cost the UK membership. The two ladies now in contest for leadership of the Tory party and by default Prime Minister are sure that that is the end of the EU. Neiuther has the courage to pull the stops out and NOT go for §50 of the Mastricht treaty . Whether they want it or not, the UK is out and that will be the end of the UK because Scotland will leave the UK and join the EU. It is also possible that Ulster (the British bit of Ireland) will overcome its aversion to Eira and join the EU that way. That remains to be seen.
But do people really understand that the referendum does not become legal until a majority of MPs have said they want to abide by it? A majority of MPS actually wants to remain, but certain politicians are assuring the EU that the UK will leave and the EU us already making contingency plans excluding the UK. There are "innofficial" meetings to which Cameron is not invited.
I really only have one problem. No, two. 1) will I live long enough to see it happen and 2) if I survive, will I have to become a German citizen in order to remain a European? I am grappling with these conundrums.
I am to all intents and purposes an illeganl immigrant in spé! How about that?