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    Default Today's the Day: Will the UK leave or remain in the European Union..?

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    It will be close but the UK will remain.

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    Without exception, all the British people I know are on the remain side. Unfortunately, the reason I know them is because most don't live in the UK anymore and thus can't vote. I think there's 1-2 who moved back a year or so ago but other than that, the rest are expats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfimages View Post
    Without exception, all the British people I know are on the remain side. Unfortunately, the reason I know them is because most don't live in the UK anymore and thus can't vote. I think there's 1-2 who moved back a year or so ago but other than that, the rest are expats.
    If they haven't lived outside of the UK for more than 15 years, they could've still voted!

    I'm annoyed because I have a couple of friends living in New Zealand who have no intention of ever returning to the UK but are voting to leave the EU because they have some bizarre nostalgia for 'how things used to be' (yes, 3 day weeks, constant strikes, no electricity - but we all used to 'pull together' and have street parties to celebrate Royal Weddings ). It drives me MAD!!!
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    I think it'll be super close but I'm guessing fear of change will cause the remain side to win.

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    Its's rather amazing that this huge issue is being put on the ballot for people to decide. I hope they stay too. The markets are so fragile and global now its for the good of us all imo. US markets are betting on a win as Dow and S&P futures are up big at the time of my posting.
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    I hope they stay. Nothing good can come out of leaving the EU
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    It is very easy to decide--find out what George Soros wants to do and vote the opposite
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    Off to vote shortly: REMAIN.
    Who's driving the leave bus? Is it a certain region or political party that's really pro leave?

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    From what I've read, there seems to be a very "isolationist" party in the UK that is pushing for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evhintexas View Post
    It is very easy to decide--find out what George Soros wants to do and vote the opposite
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    From what I've read, there seems to be a very "isolationist" party in the UK that is pushing for it.

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    UKIP - the UK Independence Party. They were the ones who forced the referendum. However, half the Tories (Conservatives) want to leave too, along with all the 'nationalist' parties (like the BNP - British National Party). Basically, all the very right-wing (and neo fascist) groups.
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    Big day in the UK. I think they'll stay. The EU is messed up, but most it seems believe that leaving is too much of a risk. I watched a very lively debate on this yesterday and there was a great deal of fear-mongering being spouted from the short-haired woman campaigning to stay. I don't know her name. She looks just like Spanky from the little rascals.
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    This may be a bit of aside, but I have an honest question about this.
    Should the vote go in favor of leaving the EU, do yo think this is also a statement on Globalization? Maybe a dumb question, but in addition to all the concern about immigration, and other not so wanted obligations by being part of the EU, do people in the UK feel that sovereignty would give them more of a return to a more domestic attitude to their own people and policy, or is it more protectionist, and financial issues exclusively?
    Maybe I'm asking this wrong....I'm trying to figure out a way to word it, but the crux of my question is that in the past number of years, there seems to be a stronger, and stronger rejection of what Globalization has brought into so many aspects of our lives all over the world, from cheap poor quality good flooding our shores, wages being undercut as a result, and generally being on call 24-7 for your company because of the International aspect of business now, which in turn has also trickled down into the family unit dynamic.
    Since Globalization, a lot of our world seems one hell of a lot more stressful, and at odds overall.....Much more pressure on the average person nowadays.
    Do any of you think regardless of how the vote goes, that at the very least, this is a swipe at the proponents of Globalization, as much as a sovereignty vote?
    Again...maybe I'm not forming my questions very well, so if you need me to clarify specifics, just ask.
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    Pretty sure I'm smelling what you're cooking WDY and IMO that could certainly play into it. Now how much of an impact leaving would have would be a different story.
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