Gandalf the Red wrote:The way the Europeans are all going "GO NOW" to Britain just shows the contempt they actually have for us. If they really wanted us to stay then they would've tried harder to convince us to stay.
Oh fuck off. If anything it feels as if the votes show how much contempt Britain has for us Europeans. It's not our responsibility to convince you to stay, the people chose for themselves. Ass hats.
I'm glad you said "us Europeans". Kind of illustrates my point.
However I was actually talking about the bureaucrats such as Jean Claude Juncker and his cronies. Not the people in the street. If they wanted us, then there was plenty of opportunities to keep us.
We signed up to a trade agreement, not a European State. And we weren't exactly welcomed when we did eventually join. General De Gaul was particularly anti British entry to "their club".
The whole European membership has been a disaster. Before most people's time, but food mountains, wine lakes, farming quotas, fishing quotas, The Cod War, companies moving production to cheaper East European countries whilst getting massive grants from the EU to do so, stopping us having trade with "our" Commonwealth, light bulbs, bananas, wind turbines, I could go on.
But it's going to take us two years at least to finally get out, that's if they actually let us leave. They could drag their heals and keep us in, just to spite us.
Ironically it's the Scandinavians that are most likely to follow us out. Denmark is already looking at a Danexit.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36626409
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