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Yes, what you're espousing seems to be the officially-approved interpretation. PSPS Jun 2016 #1
what do you mean by officially endorsed? if you mean historically accurate then you are right La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2016 #6
Which officials approved the interpretation? yardwork Jun 2016 #8
YOU ARE SO WRONG. "the governing body in Brussels isn't elected..." Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #15
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #52
It is a supra-national body. It can and does study, approve Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #66
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #75
There are channels for Parliamentary proposals to be presented to Brussels for study and approval. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #81
MEPs cannot introduce legislation. OrwellwasRight Jun 2016 #213
See here: Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #231
I'm sorry OrwellwasRight Jun 2016 #241
How is elected by each country not elected? scscholar Jun 2016 #227
The post with the quote "the governing body in Brussels isn't elected..." was hidden. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #232
This is a good example of the point I made below. Odin2005 Jun 2016 #43
Your argument would make more sense if the UK didn't have the unelected House of Lords. Metric System Jun 2016 #129
People were saying they didn't trust "experts" and trusted this Trump-like politician. Sort of like kerry-is-my-prez Jun 2016 #140
I think you're confusing that with the real unelected body known as the House of Lords... truebrit71 Jun 2016 #221
"Living in the Age of Stupid: How to comprehend Brexit, Trump and the Antiís" HuckleB Jun 2016 #2
Good read. flying rabbit Jun 2016 #26
Yes, it is. mobeau69 Jun 2016 #194
good article treestar Jun 2016 #70
Indeed. Our education system has to adjust in some way. HuckleB Jun 2016 #87
This message was self-deleted by its author stopbush Jun 2016 #116
That's exactly the type of voters WHEN CRABS ROAR Jun 2016 #195
"...type of voters..." greiner3 Jun 2016 #197
Interesting read, thanks for the link. sarae Jun 2016 #146
+1000 nt ProudProgressiveNow Jun 2016 #198
You are right but all of this is irrelevant. It's done. yeoman6987 Jun 2016 #3
And Great Britain will shrink down to Little England. GoneOffShore Jun 2016 #10
Totally off topic but ... I absolutely LOVE Swan & Flanders!! n/t Stonepounder Jun 2016 #13
Also off topic, but an interesting side note: thucythucy Jun 2016 #97
My ex wife introduced me to them soon after we met. GoneOffShore Jun 2016 #125
This is ironic, thucythucy Jun 2016 #255
It's been 30 hours. Let's talk next week. yeoman6987 Jun 2016 #22
I'd say we'll see rain next week ToxMarz Jun 2016 #76
In 1945, Germany was a hollow shell philosslayer Jun 2016 #175
I do hope you are correct, but with the rise of Farage and Johnson, GoneOffShore Jun 2016 #185
Ukip is done though Helen Borg Jun 2016 #191
They probably won't though. GoneOffShore Jun 2016 #239
They had lots of help from other countries to rebuild...mostly US. libdem4life Jun 2016 #230
It's anything but "done". The fallout has not even begun. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #48
Scotland is making noise about another referendum to leave UK greiner3 Jun 2016 #200
They should be careful; oil is low & they get a lot from England. 7962 Jun 2016 #228
Tend to agree. But there is more going on as well. DirkGently Jun 2016 #4
Agreed. They threw caution to the wind mdbl Jun 2016 #25
Buyers' remorse is setting in. Cameron foolishly set the referendum as a simple majority . . . brush Jun 2016 #80
Cameron is done, stick a fork in him. Rex Jun 2016 #84
+1 uponit7771 Jun 2016 #89
Didn't he pull the same bluff with Scotland? DirkGently Jun 2016 #108
Yes, the guy is an idiot. Rex Jun 2016 #118
Not only will he not survive, he will be reviled as the incompetent jackass who Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #141
I agree. A total idiot. Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #143
Perhaps what Jim Messina, political advisor to Cameron and Hillary superPAC co-chair told him JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #121
The tools available to the general public are votes, torches or pitchforks. n/t lumberjack_jeff Jun 2016 #28
Completely agree, dirk. More going on in post Brexit manipulation as well. suffragette Jun 2016 #63
Could you perhaps summarize what the problems are in the establishment itself? ancianita Jun 2016 #100
i know. so many dumb and informed posts backing xenophobia and other far right values La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2016 #5
There are an awful lot of amazingly ignorant people with opinions, yes Spider Jerusalem Jun 2016 #7
Please stay... ReRe Jun 2016 #21
Racist scum feel emboldened to be openly racist by the "leave" vote Spider Jerusalem Jun 2016 #42
Thanks. It is better to here this from those who are affected. Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #51
^^^This!^^^ Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #74
+1 uponit7771 Jun 2016 #90
Agree DonCoquixote Jun 2016 #105
^^^This!^^^ Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #119
Funny thing is DonCoquixote Jun 2016 #124
Thanks for the info... ReRe Jun 2016 #123
+1000 Hissyspit Jun 2016 #149
Thanks for your observations. lovemydog Jun 2016 #161
Me too, I could have written this word for word auntpurl Jun 2016 #167
It happened to me yesterday Dworkin Jun 2016 #235
Jesus wept. auntpurl Jun 2016 #236
I'm sorry to say that it doesn't surprise me at all. yardwork Jun 2016 #9
Thank you SO much for this dose of reality, Stinky. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #11
I'm in agreement with you and Stinky. The Wielding Truth Jun 2016 #37
Chalk one for informed, rational opinion! Thanks... Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #46
Thanks also for your observations lovemydog Jun 2016 #163
You're welcome. I live in France, so like everybody on the Continent I feel directly concerned. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #165
many of us think the same about the support neoliberalism gets stupidicus Jun 2016 #12
Well we can't let those poor groups of elites lose anything that would suck for them. Rex Jun 2016 #14
I agree, by and large. alarimer Jun 2016 #16
"like Trump voters, have been left behind by neoliberalism" LOL! Buzz Clik Jun 2016 #18
+1000. nt sufrommich Jun 2016 #19
Entertainment from bizarro land?. Chuckles since all that primary whack is gone I guess Person 2713 Jun 2016 #73
Xenophobia was definitely part of the equation, along with ignorance. Buzz Clik Jun 2016 #17
I always liked to believe awoke_in_2003 Jun 2016 #122
So much was being written about Brexit - asiliveandbreathe Jun 2016 #20
Populist isn't good, nor bad. lumberjack_jeff Jun 2016 #23
unfortunately, they are marching to idiocracy mdbl Jun 2016 #27
England did fine before the EU. n/t lumberjack_jeff Jun 2016 #30
yes but now they are under the thumb of sky news mdbl Jun 2016 #31
I'm not confident, but I'm not leaping to any conclusions either. lumberjack_jeff Jun 2016 #35
I can only speak for myself mdbl Jun 2016 #45
Because Brexit was at its base xenophobic rather than any altruistic desire to shake the yoke... truebrit71 Jun 2016 #219
Totally different time with different challenges. Laser102 Jun 2016 #40
Yeah, like the sun now sets on a much smaller, less influential, read "non-existent", empire. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #57
We live in a different world now. Odin2005 Jun 2016 #53
yes, and I suspect DonCoquixote Jun 2016 #109
There wasn't an EU at that time, so it was hardly a case of England choosing isolation LeftishBrit Jun 2016 #59
The alternative to right wing populism is leftist populism. lumberjack_jeff Jun 2016 #68
As someone said, the Middle isn't holding...i.e. Middle Class. libdem4life Jun 2016 #229
^^^AMEN to this!^^^ Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #77
Thanks! And those titles are so appropriate for them! LeftishBrit Jun 2016 #79
+1,000,000 ... 000 HuckleB Jun 2016 #111
I lived in the UK before the EU. Boudica the Lyoness Jun 2016 #62
It was never totally 'lovely' and it's not a 'shit hole' now LeftishBrit Jun 2016 #88
Post removed Post removed Jun 2016 #98
So did I, and still do in fact TubbersUK Jun 2016 #153
It always is and always will be. lovemydog Jun 2016 #168
+1 n/t TubbersUK Jun 2016 #171
Me too and I totally disagree with you. truebrit71 Jun 2016 #223
World War I, World War II . .... reACTIONary Jun 2016 #78
You mean when it was Great Britain and had an empire? Sorry, that's long gone. brush Jun 2016 #83
So is America. GliderGuider Jun 2016 #67
The second most popular search time on Google UK yesterday? matt819 Jun 2016 #24
What was the first? whathehell Jun 2016 #193
Our daughter's take on the vote Thirties Child Jun 2016 #29
Stupid sells. Really stupid buys it in large quantities TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #32
Spot on. DCBob Jun 2016 #33
Preach it, STC! I'm with you 100%. eom BlueCaliDem Jun 2016 #34
Sadly there is a lot of overlap between some elements of the populist Left and populist Right. Odin2005 Jun 2016 #36
Well said. nt sufrommich Jun 2016 #69
hear here uponit7771 Jun 2016 #91
A-friggin'-men, Odin. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #169
This post says it all. nt msanthrope Jun 2016 #215
This is the danger of uninformed voters. Had the leave crew been pressed for specifics, I doubt Laser102 Jun 2016 #38
Yep TubbersUK Jun 2016 #39
Agree with you, OP SCantiGOP Jun 2016 #41
Thanks for posting lillypaddle Jun 2016 #44
K&R....this will lead to "Great Britain" becoming "Little England". nt pkdu Jun 2016 #47
Thank you!!! LeftishBrit Jun 2016 #49
You've summed it up there n/t TubbersUK Jun 2016 #103
Yup. Got it in one. truebrit71 Jun 2016 #225
The lesson here is to invest in public education Android3.14 Jun 2016 #50
That's why I don't even post on this topic Gman Jun 2016 #54
Thanks for saying this. Denzil_DC Jun 2016 #55
I have a very different interpretation of what happened. GliderGuider Jun 2016 #56
Your interpretation seems correct to me. n/t ljm2002 Jun 2016 #176
Aghast, is my word of choice. Ta, Stinky. Hekate Jun 2016 #58
People love to be called stupid lazy fucks IronLionZion Jun 2016 #60
Putin is probably laughing Frances Jun 2016 #61
Connecting those particular dots is very much a part of this story Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #151
I agree rockfordfile Jun 2016 #64
Seems clear to me that the austerity politics of the Eurozone motivated many people Akamai Jun 2016 #65
The UK's leading political parties are independently wedded to austerity. Denzil_DC Jun 2016 #71
+ 10000000000 TubbersUK Jun 2016 #128
IMO a big cause of this is the disproportionate influence of Germany on EU economic policy. Odin2005 Jun 2016 #96
That has certainly been a large part of Paul Krugman's Akamai Jun 2016 #112
The UK Conservatives TubbersUK Jun 2016 #126
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #72
I have been saying this for a while now. The open border policy of the EU was just the last straw. modem77 Jun 2016 #85
Older people "lazy ignorant fucks" voted to leave because we remember. Boudica the Lyoness Jun 2016 #82
Nice meander down nostalgia lane. This "Mary Poppins" Britain did not disappear under EU influence. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #93
Post removed Post removed Jun 2016 #101
No, but six months gives you a pretty accurate view of the lay of the land. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #107
A little over-the-top, I think, Boudica (n/t) PJMcK Jun 2016 #159
LOL - Mary Poppins Britain TubbersUK Jun 2016 #139
The wrong-headed nostalgia sounded pretty sincere. I don't believe the poster Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #144
"It's just struck me, maybe it was satire ?" Denzil_DC Jun 2016 #145
It reads remarkably well in a Tony Hancock voice (nt) muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #187
Oh, it does .......brilliant n/t TubbersUK Jun 2016 #188
I never lived there... Paka Jun 2016 #196
This is a prime example of people voting against the best interest, why did UK vote for nearly... uponit7771 Jun 2016 #94
If you expect to live in a shit then you will live in a shit hole. Boudica the Lyoness Jun 2016 #102
The UK is not a shit-hole n/t TubbersUK Jun 2016 #164
Your nostalgia is touching, especially coming from an ex-pat. Denzil_DC Jun 2016 #95
Not if people like me ran it. Boudica the Lyoness Jun 2016 #104
Then maybe you should have stayed rather than moving abroad, huh? Denzil_DC Jun 2016 #110
The irony of an ex-pat voting for a gauzy dream England that hasn't existed for decades. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #127
I know. Seriously unbelievable. auntpurl Jun 2016 #173
That hasn't ever really existed at all! LeftishBrit Jun 2016 #249
I still remember the bemused reactions of the Brits when, during my first visit back in the late Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #250
Your post is the definition of rose-tinted nostalgia glasses. Odin2005 Jun 2016 #99
No Jim Crow in England. Boudica the Lyoness Jun 2016 #106
You don't live here. You don't get to say "we". Spider Jerusalem Jun 2016 #132
Boom! Mic drop! Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #152
AMEN auntpurl Jun 2016 #174
I'd question or at least research it treestar Jun 2016 #238
Oh, good lord. Hissyspit Jun 2016 #150
Jesus wept. auntpurl Jun 2016 #190
What a load of bollocks... truebrit71 Jun 2016 #222
Perfect response to that load of crap :) n/t TubbersUK Jun 2016 #226
Why is leaving school at 14-15 a good thing? treestar Jun 2016 #237
People wouldn't have had to sacrifice their lives in the trenches if there'd been no wars LeftishBrit Jun 2016 #248
Global International Capitalists Won bucolic_frolic Jun 2016 #86
I have been in the UK the last couple weeks, and my British friends and colleagues here Vattel Jun 2016 #92
Yes, cognitive disconnect is very upsetting, I hope you get over it soon. nt bemildred Jun 2016 #113
It's not cognitive dissonance to be disgusted that some here want to side with the far-right UK Hissyspit Jun 2016 #148
considering that many of the people who voted for it, at least in what I am reading, didn't actually niyad Jun 2016 #114
"...the outright LIES that the people promoting this vote said..." Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #134
somebody should have reminded these people of an old adage: "if something sounds too good to be niyad Jun 2016 #135
Hell Hath Frozen Over ConservativeDemocrat Jun 2016 #115
Pardon me. Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #154
Being confused, I usually say nothing. But I'm not getting what you're saying about what ancianita Jun 2016 #117
The "leave" videos over at You Tube were slick beyond belief Warpy Jun 2016 #120
"Anyone who has seen a mob in action is frightened by the prospect." Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #130
Turnout was low due to the weather.... Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2016 #131
Is a re-vote possible? mwrguy Jun 2016 #138
There are already over 1,000,000 signatures on a petition to do just that. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #157
2.3mil now nt auntpurl Jun 2016 #178
Amazing...I've heard this phenomenon called "REGREXIT". LOL! Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #179
You can follow along with the petition votes here: auntpurl Jun 2016 #180
Hey, this looks REALLY interesting. Ta, as our beloved Brits say. Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #182
Thanks for the link. Denzil_DC Jun 2016 #202
When my spouse signed last night, it was just over 200000 auntpurl Jun 2016 #204
2,690,870 now! Denzil_DC Jun 2016 #205
Only when it goes against the will of the banks. Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2016 #162
Yup, you already know if the vote went the other way it would be the "the people have spoken TheKentuckian Jun 2016 #245
I look upon it as a hijacking.... Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2016 #251
Fair assessment TheKentuckian Jun 2016 #256
I did a calculation; the weather made little difference compared to the margin Leave won by muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #189
Try it again in 8 years. Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2016 #192
If you know so much, who was the guy who fucked a pig? And did the pig figure in any of this? Teamster Jeff Jun 2016 #133
Ask LBJ Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #156
I deny everything Teamster Jeff Jun 2016 #160
Yes, it did LeftishBrit Jun 2016 #247
Ouch! Teamster Jeff Jun 2016 #254
How dare people have varying opinions! NobodyHere Jun 2016 #136
You can have any opinion you wish, but you can't have your own set of facts. Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #137
Every CEO was for Remain. former9thward Jun 2016 #172
I didn't leave it out. Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #177
You are absolutely hitting it out of the park in this thread. auntpurl Jun 2016 #183
Wrong. Hissyspit Jun 2016 #155
Agreed. People here defending a referendum set up by a right-wing PM to appease the Hissyspit Jun 2016 #142
Spot on. Good post. auntpurl Jun 2016 #181
K&R mcar Jun 2016 #147
K&R... spanone Jun 2016 #158
Absofuckinglutely spot on. I just posted another thread about this, should have read yours first. auntpurl Jun 2016 #166
Here's the thing about "populism" ... ljm2002 Jun 2016 #170
For what it's worth: TubbersUK Jun 2016 #203
Thanks for the insights... ljm2002 Jun 2016 #240
After listening to this again, I wonder Wernothelpless Jun 2016 #184
I'm afraid I just don't go along with the idea seabeckind Jun 2016 #186
Why am I not surprised? Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #201
Gee, I don't know. seabeckind Jun 2016 #212
How big a margin would it take to believe it? nt fleabiscuit Jun 2016 #208
Irrelevant deflection. seabeckind Jun 2016 #211
K & R SunSeeker Jun 2016 #199
Trump loves backruptcy, so no wonder he loves Brexit. Watchingh money disappear, such fun! L. Coyote Jun 2016 #206
As I read somewhere on DU today: OrwellwasRight Jun 2016 #207
Wow. Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #209
Try reading: OrwellwasRight Jun 2016 #210
Seriously Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #218
You're hilarious. OrwellwasRight Jun 2016 #220
Thanks. Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #224
Spot On. Agony Jun 2016 #257
Oh no some people have different opinions than me, how dare they!? romanic Jun 2016 #214
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. ~ Yogi Berra fleabiscuit Jun 2016 #216
He people weren't suckered into racism, xenophobia, etc AllTooEasy Jun 2016 #217
While I don't disagree there was definitely some of that Veruca Salt Jun 2016 #246
So many tin ears: calling those who want anything but the status quo BOTH racists and duped. Betty Karlson Jun 2016 #233
Kicked and recommended. Spot on analysis. n/t Stand and Fight Jun 2016 #234
Referendums ARE real demoracy roomtomove Jun 2016 #242
Not impressed with the crude lingo in this post . . FairWinds Jun 2016 #243
Wow. Where to start? Stinky The Clown Jun 2016 #244
Well Mr. Stink . . FairWinds Jun 2016 #253
Agree almost completely. The only reason I say 'almost' is that it was a vote against 'the elites' vintx Jun 2016 #252
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