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    Quote Originally Posted by Violette View Post
    Brit here (and Scot too). I voted remain. My country is screwed, and now Scotland will hold another referendum and likely leave the UK (something I voted against the first time round). The campaign to leave the EU was founded on ignorance, bigotry, lies and hate, and now that our PM has resigned, those asshats will be running the show come October probably. We are a nation divided, where the nostalgia of the old for "the good old days" has put yet another nail in the coffin of the future of young people.

    We have spent the last year laughing at you Americans for voting for Trump, but now we are about to potentially have Boris Johnson running things over here. I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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    I don't know enough to have a really formed opinion but I was surprised to find out they decided to leave the EU. It'll be interesting to see how this all shakes out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Violette View Post
    Brit here (and Scot too). I voted remain. My country is screwed, and now Scotland will hold another referendum and likely leave the UK (something I voted against the first time round). The campaign to leave the EU was founded on ignorance, bigotry, lies and hate, and now that our PM has resigned, those asshats will be running the show come October probably. We are a nation divided, where the nostalgia of the old for "the good old days" has put yet another nail in the coffin of the future of young people.

    We have spent the last year laughing at you Americans for voting for Trump, but now we are about to potentially have Boris Johnson running things over here. I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
    Yeah the only real plus I can see coming out of this is that you Brits won't be able to laugh at us Americans if we elect Trump in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious_Nicole View Post
    From my understanding, and I'm no expert, is that other "strong" countries in the EU like Scandinavian and Germany could be the next to drop out. That would start to cause a run on the EU banks and the currency could become almost worthless dropping much of Europe into a economic and financial crisis the likes of the great depression. Again ... I'm far far from and expert, just voicing what I have heard.
    And the problem is that the depression will spread. The depression in 07-09 wasn't just the US, other countries were affected too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    Nah. Not Germany. But The Netherlands and Belgium are possibilities. (Scandinavia isn't a country. It's a region in Northern Europe, and not all of the countries in the era are in the EU. Iceland and Norway come to mind, and there may be a couple more.)

    Things like the currency and what would happen to it depend so much on what the countries negotiate with what is left of the EU, and what the EU negotiates with them, so it's almost impossible to say. England/Britain wasn't even on the Euro. For now, the pound sterling has dropped, but that's mostly just reactionary. It makes sense the the EU will take a pretty hard line in Brexit negotiations because they want to make it a very unattractive option to other countries, so it is likely they will set fairly brutal terms for the UK (which I'm using synonymously with Britain and England, even though they aren't the same) regarding things like trade, but it's all so unknown, with so many factors now in play.

    It seems very likely that Scotland will hold another referendum of their own, and this time separation may well win. One of the major concerns in the last vote, which didn't pass, was that they were afraid of what would happen if they separated and weren't allowed in to the EU. Since they are no longer in the EY anyway, and since they voted heavily for Remain, much of the worry about splitting has now been canceled out.

    I'm a bit concerned that this could also reignite The Troubles. Northern Ireland may well reconsider staying with Britain, now that it is out of the EU. If they were to reunite with Ireland (Republic of), they would be back in the EU. But many of the same groups that opposed a unified Ireland during The Troubles may well still oppose it, and they could return to the bloody days of the 80s.

    It's all so up in the air. It does seem like, at a minimum, Britain has some tough times ahead, but whether those times are months or a couple years, or decades, remains to be seen. It seems it would actually be much better for them if more countries drop out of the EU, because the EU would lose power and influence the smaller it got. Interesting times ahead, to be sure!
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    I've only lived here just shy of a year but I'm honestly not surprised England voted to leave. Everywhere you go there are "VOTE LEAVE" signs and such. The stuff I overhear people talking about is also pretty damned gross. I feel like the US and UK are trying to see who can fuck themselves more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Hey now, plenty of us are NOT voting for Trump.
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    Yea. Some of us have brains and actually use them!
    Sorry guys! Didn't mean to offend you there, I definitely understand that lots of Americans aren't voting for Trump (I'm marrying one ). No offence intended!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamzyn View Post
    Brit here! I voted to remain. I am heartbroken that the UK have voted to leave. Scotland will hold a referendum and I will totally support it. Last time I didn't want them to win because I felt we were stronger with Scotland (and Scotland votes more towards the left and I'm afraid how right the UK would swing if/when Scotland leaves) but now I say vote out of the UK. My mum and dad plan to move to Scotland, that's how strongly they feel about England and Wales voting to leave to EU.

    I can't express my annoyance with people at the moment. So many who voted out are clueless. The conservatives put this on themselves by using the EU as a scapegoat for many of the problems they caused themselves. As others have said, EU representatives are voted in by the population but the turnout of those voting has always been pitiful .. and then they turn around and say that the representatives are self-appointed which is utter crap. Places like Wales and Cornwall have really shot themselves in the foot by voting out. These two places have received more EU funding than anywhere else in the UK, yet leave won in both. Five out of Six MP's in Cornwall supported leave yet the day the results were out they sent a plea to Westminster to make sure that they will still receive the same level of annual funding that they did from the EU ... not going to happen!

    Unfortunately many people voted on issues that had nothing to do with the EU and xenophobia seems to have played a huge role. The results also showed the huge generational gap between those who wanted to remain and those who wanted to leave: 75% of 18-24 year olds wanted to remain and around 75% of those over 70 wanted to leave.

    I spent a lot of yesterday in denial and I also cried. I feel as though so many opportunities have been taken from me and my son. I hate that I have been stripped of my European citizenship when I feel I am European (and I always refer to myself as British and that will be taken away from me soon too). I am embarrassed that so many of my fellow 'countrymen' voted based on racism and xenophobia. I have many friends from various European countries who now feel unwelcome in England. I hate that instead of working together the UK (or should I say England and Wales) has decided to become isolated and go it alone based on nostalgia of the 'good old days' that weren't really all that great.
    It's such a shame, isn't it? My overwhelming emotion over the whole thing is sadness. What is happening to this country? I have heard and seen so much racist, xenophobic, vitriolic bullshit in the last week and it's sickening. I don't want Scotland to be independent, I consider myself Scottish and British, but I also consider myself European. My big worry is that Scotland will exit the UK after another referendum and then will be blocked from reentering the EU.

    Who knew such a little island could be home to so much ignorance.

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