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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 09:57 AM

Evidently There Are Ignorant People in Britain as Well

Recently I have been embarrassed that one of the two major political parties in this country actually chose a grandstanding reality show star as its Presidential nominee. It is difficult to believe that anyone other than our most ignorant citizens would vote for the likes of Donald Trump to be President of the United States. To even contemplate that Trump actually received 10.8 Million votes in the Republican primaries, the most for any Republican candidate in history, is mind blowing for people like me.

During the last few months I paid particular attention whenever one our British cousins expressed utter disdain for Trump. British Prime Minister David Cameron called Trumps proposed Muslim travel ban “divisive, stupid and wrong,” and “…I think if he came to this country it would unite us all against him.” Several other high visibility British politicians made similar comments. More than 570,000 Britons signed an online petition demanding that Trump be banned from entering from the United Kingdom and the British Parliament actually seriously considered the question. My thought at the time was, “The British are bright people.”

Well, evidently I formed my opinion prematurely based on insufficient evidence. British politicians may have their thinking caps on straight, but the same cannot be said of the majority of the British people. ....

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CajunBlazer Jun 2016 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2016 #1
Salviati Jun 2016 #2
randome Jun 2016 #3
CajunBlazer Jun 2016 #4
randome Jun 2016 #5

Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:05 AM

1. There are ignorant people everywhere.

As my dear departed grandmother used to say whenever stupid things happened, "No wonder we have wars!" I think our image of Britain is formed mostly by Masterpiece Theatre, but they've got their fair share of nincompoops too.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:50 AM

2. Indeed...

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Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:57 AM

3. Hard to believe, isn't it? They just voted to make themselves poorer.

 

Published well before the vote, a long term analysis by the British equivalent of our Department of the Treasury showed that Great Britain “…would be permanently poorer if it left the EU…” and “productivity and GDP per person would be lower”. The analysis calculated that the GDP loss per average British household over a next 15 years would be between £2,600 and £5,200 per year (or between $3,562 and $7,124 a year in American dollars) if Brexit succeeded. That’s a substantial loss by anyone’s reckoning. Of course, the lower country’s GDP, the lower its tax receipts which are necessary to sustain the government and its services.

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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 03:32 PM

4. Yea, as I wrote - this was an exercise in mass stupidity.

And now I hearing that in the aftermath of the vote, some of the most vocal proponents of the exit of Britain from the EU are backing away from the promises they made of economic savings if the Brexit vote were to be successful. For instance, they are no longer standing behind estimates they published of how the British health care system would save all kinds of money in future years if Brexit were to be successful.

Some of the folks who voted for Brexit are feeling betrayed and are starting to have serious second thoughts.

It was a mass attack of the dumb ass.

Brexit: More than one million people want to change their vote from Leave to Remain
More than three million people have signed a petition for a second referendum

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Response to CajunBlazer (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 03:40 PM

5. The negatives of NOT leaving the EU may be less than the negatives of watching it all fall apart.

 

I think the U.K. will have a 're-think' on this, regardless of what the loud-mouths say.

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