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EU referendum - aftermath

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Zou, Jun 23, 2016.


How did you vote?

  1. Remain

    45 vote(s)
  2. Leave

    9 vote(s)
  3. Spoiled ballot

    2 vote(s)
  4. Didn't vote

    2 vote(s)
  5. Wasn't eligible

    3 vote(s)
  1. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

  2. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Please don't believe for a millisecond there's a snowball's chance of this getting through
  3. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

  4. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that link Willie.

    And, no, I don't think they'll vote for a second referendum, I think that was / is never on the cards. the most we can hope for is that parliament finds the cojones to block May from hitting the self-destruct button.
  5. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Oh, yes, an addendum:

    I had been thinking of retiring to Dorset, where I went to school and where I have familiy. I'm not so sure now given the Leave majority, all the retired, torygraph reading colonels with longings after "empah, dontcha know old boy". Have you seen house prices in Dorset!
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  6. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    If you think that's Dorset today I would pop down for a look.... You might be surprised
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  7. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Going for a week's self-catering soon, mainly to check out the LP. I was going to get a SQM to check actual values, but that would be a very good way of ensuring clouds for the whole stay.

    Certainly checking out the stats on Zoopla shows a majority of over 65, torygraph readers in the area I'm looking at.
  8. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

  9. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    More to blame are the voters.
    Roger Hicks likes this.
  10. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Or not. Last there a couple of years ago and found it very UKIP-y - and my parents (who retired there) suggest not much has changed. Mrs Zou is Japanese and felt rather uncomfortable with folk staring at her in the street. We don't get that at all up here.
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  11. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Let's call it a tie then... In DC's credit he is the architect of Scotland's pending independence, for which much recognition should be given. I suggest an annual parade of dead pigs' heads and humming his little ditty in front of the Scotland Office building in Edinburgh.
    willie45 likes this.
  12. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Ah, we'll take it you are heading to Merseyside then?;)
  13. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Until about five years ago, we lived near the Dorset border, and as one might expect, such proximity meant that I spent considerable amounts of time visiting, and working in, that county.

    Unless things have changed substantially in the years since we left, I would say that your assessment is fairly accurate. ;):)
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  14. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member


    I opened a search area on Rightmove around the Galloway Dark Sky Park and was pleasently surprised by the house prices. Not so sure about the climate and lack of dark in summer for longer than down here. OTOH winter gets longer nights for imaging provided it's clear.
  15. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

  16. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Can't disagree with you there, Terry.
  17. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Not sure he intended it to happen though. He's the sort of "anti-Bismarck" I suppose. One unified a country and the other broke it into little pieces :D
  18. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    So some sort of Fairy then:D....
  19. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    The regional radio station here has a daily (Mon-Fri) current affairs programme. Today they looked at the latest brexit developments. At the end of the programme they summed it all up with the last lines of "Hotel California" :-

    'You can check out any time you like but you can never leave'


  20. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    I'm absolutely staggered, Mike, by the clamouring that came from young people for another vote a couple of weekends back! The stats, apparently, were available within hours of the result. It seems that a considerable number, a vast majority, of 18-35y.o.s could not be bothered to vote the first time. They then went out on demos and marches calling for a re-run. Bizarre? Cheers, Oly

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