Britain Stuns the World

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Operational needs, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

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    England has voted to leave the European Union causing US and world markets to plummet.

    They had an amazing 72% voter turnout. If only we could have such a turnout here in the US. 52% voted for them to exit the EU. I wonder how much of this is a result of mass immigration....
     
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  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I think it has more to do with being fed up with government/corporate take over of the world economy. People have been getting screwed for a generation and I think the sentiment is that "if we all gotta go down, then WE ARE ALL GOING DOWN."
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I think it was more a case of people in Britain fed up with EU trying expand its control so much beyond the original concept of countries grouped together into an economic union.
     
  4. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Pretty ironic considering Britain's imperialistic past and present. It's going to get interesting if Scotland and Northern Ireland want to separate from the UK.
     
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I think it's all about borders and who comes in !!
     
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    What'll get interesting is when France and Germany and more also vote to leave.
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Close to 100% if you also include the financial impact of Obamaish Socialist countries like Greece and Spain.
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Not really ... I would like that myself.
    The closer the Government is to the people, the better.
     
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Surprisingly Greece is talking about exiting too. How do they think they could survive if they had to pay their own bills?
     
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  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    If Germany leaves, it will fall apart.
     
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  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That is hilarious ... Socialist systems do not work unless they have resources to fund that kind of system.
    Sweden and Norway comes to mind and it works there because they have great natural resources the Government can leverage.
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    This may lead to a European Civil War.
     
  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Germany is tired of bailing everyone else out.


    As soon as they see an out that doesn't make them the bad guy, they are gone.
     
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Sweden might be next to exit. They are like a Scandinavian Great Britain. Their immigrant problem because of EU policies is making a lot of people angry.
     
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I thought one had to be a blue-eyed blond to be a citizen of Sweden?
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    once upon a time ...
     
  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    You mean like WW1 and WW2?
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    More Franco-Prussian war I think
     
  19. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    As of a minute ago the Dow was down -610.
     
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I think you're missing how globalized everything has become since then.