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Extensive land border and the fact that Rotterdam is the harbour for most of Germany and beyond (the amount of traffic on Dutch rivers is pretty high). I'm just amazed they realised it.
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UK to leave the EU ...
Scotland to leave the UK ...
Texas to leave the USA ...

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Old 06-24-2016, 11:12 PM
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Cascadiexit?
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:03 PM
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Cascadiexit?
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:14 PM
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I love Boris's startled reaction now that he is likely to become Mr Brexit. He was all "now now no need to rush into anything" all of a sudden as he realizes he actually got what he supposedly wanted, and is now going to be held responsible for any nasty fall-out.
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:32 PM
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Pish. Boris is a master at not being responsible for anything. He'll laugh it off, silly me, and somehow he will get away with it.
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Old 06-25-2016, 02:26 PM
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There's a petition for a 2nd referendum that has 1.5 million signatures already:

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So unless and until we get a 75% turnout with a 60% result we are doomed to keep holding referendums forever? This last one only got a 72% turnout so I can't see that happening.
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Yeah, that seems very high.
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:18 PM
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Yeah, that bar seems pretty high.
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Isn't that kind of the point? To prevent these "oops we accidentalied the british fucking empire" situations.
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Not sure what the politicians were really honestly expecting from the public after the whole Boaty McBoatface thing.
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:29 PM
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lol Texit

Much as we might be tempted to say "Happy trails, gtfo, and never come back," I don't relish the idea of my tax money going toward the massive U.N. peacekeeping force and economic bailout package that'll be necessitated by the inevitable devolution of the Sovereign Nation of Texas into a blood-soaked Hobbesian state of nature.
Not to mention, Texas already had that vote back in '61. Turns out the answer was (and still is) NO.

'Merica, Texas.

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Old 06-25-2016, 05:33 PM
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This from Labour MP David Lammy's Twitter feed:



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Meanwhile EU pols are like 'Now piss off': EU leaders call for UK to leave as soon as possible | Politics | The Guardian
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Default Re: Brexit EU referendum polling stations.

Glenn Greenwald's take. He makes some very good points.

Brexit is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions
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and (2) petulant, self-serving, simple-minded attacks on disobedient pro-leave voters for being primitive, xenophobic bigots (and stupid to boot), all to evade any reckoning with their own responsibility
Leavers are indeed primitive, xenophobic bigots (and stupid to boot) (OK, maybe only 99% of them) - but the fundamental question is who made them that way. A: successive waves of UK governments. And EU government bodies, and US governments.
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And in various ways through the article, he or people quoted make the point that brexiters voted with justifiable reasons but for something that will not help.

The same arguments apply to war.
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Yeah, they are kicking out at things that have little or nothing to do with what they're really mad about, that's the problem.

Like over here we have Wilders going on and on about the Muslims and foreigners in general, while at the same time the healthcare system and all kinds of things there to protect ordinary people against banks, insurance companies, employers and other big players are being systematically torn down by a government that includes the 'liberal' VVD (actually free market fundamentalists) and 'social democratic' PvdA (actually pretty much the same thing). Left and right have hardly any meaning if the parties all do exactly the same things. So yeah, people go for the radicals. Sadly, the rightwing radicals.
Mostly because the media and all the other politicians are going along with the extreme right. They are all trying to beat Wilders by adopting his program, not by attacking his positions.
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There's a petition for a 2nd referendum that has 1.5 million signatures already:

EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum - Petitions
It has over 3 million now and as it turns out the petition was started by someone who voted yes, just in case they would lose:
Revealed: Second EU referendum petition was started by right-wing activist who backed Brexit | Politics | News | London Evening Standard
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There's a petition for a 2nd referendum that has 1.5 million signatures already:

EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum - Petitions
It has over 3 million now and as it turns out the petition was started by someone who voted yes, just in case they would lose:
Revealed: Second EU referendum petition was started by right-wing activist who backed Brexit | Politics | News | London Evening Standard
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There's a petition for a 2nd referendum that has 1.5 million signatures already:

EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum - Petitions
It has over 3 million now and as it turns out the petition was started by someone who voted yes, just in case they would lose:
Revealed: Second EU referendum petition was started by right-wing activist who backed Brexit | Politics | News | London Evening Standard
Petition for second EU referendum may have been manipulated | Politics | The Guardian
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Despite Vatican City, a tiny city state, having a total population of just 800, over 39,000 residents of Vatican City appeared to have signed the petition.
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