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markythesparky

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Hi guys,

This may have been done before, and to be honest I can’t be bothered to check. I was just wondering whether what percentage of you voted Brexit and what percentage didn’t?

I read all this stuff about what type of person voted out and what type voted in but the people I meet on in the trades all voted out. So is it a trade based opinion?

Thoughts would be welcome.

Mark the Spark
 

FatAlan

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Out but would vote in given a second vote. Major misleading by the press and genuinely feel that sitting as we do outside the euro we already had a pretty good deal. Concerns over immigration etc could have been addressed under EU rules anyway its just that our government wasn't prepared to resource border control. ****ed off big time with the lying bunch of sh*sters that we have voted into Westminster at present. World has gone mad! Also result was likely precipitated by several years of austerity caused by those honest, ethical law abiding bankers!
 
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LankyWill

Out- like the majority of the British working class, purely for immigration purposes as well.
 

FatAlan

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Out- like the majority of the British working class, purely for immigration purposes as well.
Won’t make any difference as government doesn’t control / resource immigration anyway. My builder has a Romanian lad working with him who works his socks off. Can’t get any local youngsters to get out of bed in the morning.
 

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Not a spark, but fwiw, I didn't vote as I was abroad at the time. I would have voted "in", and my wife would have voted out", so we cancelled each other out. I just didn't believe all the "projections" of the money we would save and use for the NHS...frankly, no-one knew what would be the result, but all parties proclaimed that they knew what would be the financial outcome, but none of them did. Selfishly, I wanted to retain the right to be accepted as a citizen of any EU country and be eligible for health care etc. and having the right to travel, work and live in any EU country. I would vote "in" again, but agree we were fortunate to be outwith the Euro. However, I will never be happy until Fred the Shred and some of his cronies go to jail.
 

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London is owned by the Russians. Rees-Mogg, Johnson and Farage are all in the pockets of the Russians including that **** over the Atlantic. Be careful what you wish for as the evidence is growing. Best thing I ever did was delete the Daily Mail app.
 

AJshep

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Out- Reasons being Immigration but major factor for me was being run by a European parliament.

I would like to bring manufacturing and trade back to the UK for our future generations, if that makes us worse off for the next 20 years then so be it.

That being said I wasn't a fan of either remain and leave campains.
 

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For me it is all about sovereignty and secession. I am deeply troubled the reigning monarch reneging on her coronation vows and seceding power to other nations. Also to be a defender of the faith and utterly failing in that aspect as well. That is constitutionally very wrong. I also would contend that successive prime ministers have acted in a way that would be legally traitorous in that they have colluded to also secede power to other nations. Originally this was touted as a common market and as that, made sense. So a vote was taken and we went in. What it ultimately became is an unelected plutocracy acting tyrannously and disregarding the sovereingnty of the people. In my view we have been massively betrayed in a constitutional manner. Although Brexit may be a bad idea the european union is an even worse idea. I did not vote never have and never will.
 
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In the 1970s Britain voted to join the EEC, which was a mutually beneficial trade bloc. Since then it's evolved into the European Union, who want to control everything from the shape of the vegetables we buy to the wattage of vacuum cleaner we use, to the ability to be able to wake up one morning and go and work in a country where they speak a different language.

The argument for leaving seemed to be that the EU had lost direction of it's original purpose and was no longer beneficial, and the cost of propping it up could be better spent elsewhere.
The argument for staying seemed to be that if you vote to leave then you're a "racist" and a "bigot".
 

Andy78

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I voted remain. I'd do so again in a heartbeat.
No way am I getting involved in a debate in this thread but will say that the cases both for remain and exit were incredibly poorly presented and/or marketed, and not representative of the massively complex issue this decision was.
 

spinlondon

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I voted stay.
In the 1970s Britain voted to join the EEC, which was a mutually beneficial trade bloc. Since then it's evolved into the European Union, who want to control everything from the shape of the vegetables we buy to the wattage of vacuum cleaner we use, to the ability to be able to wake up one morning and go and work in a country where they speak a different language.

The argument for leaving seemed to be that the EU had lost direction of it's original purpose and was no longer beneficial, and the cost of propping it up could be better spent elsewhere.
The argument for staying seemed to be that if you vote to leave then you're a "racist" and a "bigot".
It’s not quite true, is it?
Junk the statement about the EU wanting to control the shape of vegetables.
 

Strima

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I voted out because the EU said my new toaster had to be a lower wattage which took longer to toast and just made stale bread...

Bring back higher wattage toasters!!!
 

FatAlan

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Unfortunately when we leave the main areas of the country that voted out will be shafted.
 

FatAlan

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Let’s hope property prices don’t crash next year and belts don’t tighten. Bye bye business:( Hope I’m wrong. Another 20 years of austerity :)
 

FatAlan

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I voted out because the EU said my new toaster had to be a lower wattage which took longer to toast and just made stale bread...

Bring back higher wattage toasters!!!
We’ll be lucky if we have any electricity to power the toasters in the first place ;)
 

Gavin John Hyde

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Out and would vote out again if it comes to it, the next few years may be chaotic at times but in a several years we will prosper for this decision. the EU may play hard ball but in a couple of years there will be a comprehensive trade deal as they have too much to loose themselves. I don't like the fact the EU can make laws that impact us which not one of our MEP's voted for or our parliament did not pass.
I also do not see the EU lasting beyond 2030 as there is too many issues and grievances coming through with immigration, the euro and the eastern bloc not liking the eu dictating them and telling them how to run things. we wont be the last country to leave.
 
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SparkyChick

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I voted out and would do so again in a heartbeat.

I'm sure it's not going to be plain sailing, but the way the EU has been conducting itself since has only cemented my view that we will be better off out of it.

Personally as soon as they started their 'negotiation' with demands for cash, I think I would have just walked away and resorted to WTO trade rules. Not ideal, but what's being forgotten is that we, as a member, have a stake in some seriously valuable real estate. Are they going to pay us rent on the portion that our contributions helped build? I don't think so.
 

ferg

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I voted remain and would do so again.

If you look at how tax is spent our portion to the EU budget wasn't that much really.

I'm for the free movement of people within Europe so immigration wasn't an issue for me also most of the immigration we have is from outside Europe anyway.

Having said that, the result was leave, I respect it and we should now do just that, for better or worse.
 

GBDamo

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Out.

The very first and probably only vote I’ll make. Probably wouldn’t have bothered without a helpful prod from LBC presenter Sheila Fogarty, on one of her many sycophantic monologues in support of immigration and the EU she listed all the services she pays for from lovely hard working Eastern Europeans from hair dresser to gardener to builders.

It then dawned on me that all the people telling me to vote remain had a massive vested interest in maintaining the status quo, they were seeing all the financial benefits while, being working class, we we acting the price.

In short they get cheaper stuff and we get lower wages, higher housing costs and overstretched public services.

Made me think, why should I vote for lower wages just so some radio bint can get a cheaper extension.
 

JK-Electrical

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Out. The bastards forcing us to use brown, grey and black cable is reason enough.
 
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Midwest

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Hi guys,

This may have been done before, and to be honest I can’t be bothered to check. I was just wondering whether what percentage of you voted Brexit and what percentage didn’t?

I read all this stuff about what type of person voted out and what type voted in but the people I meet on in the trades all voted out. So is it a trade based opinion?

Thoughts would be welcome.

Mark the Spark
I'm trying to work out what being an electrician, has got to do with being representative of being judgemental of whether we should stay or remain?
 

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