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I smell a rat
What I don't understand about the aftermath of the referendum result is why both main parties have just rolled over and said, "The people have spoken, the will of the people must be obeyed."? The majority was so slender, the campaigning so misleading, and so many people have changed their minds now they've seen the turmoil that has been unleashed, and yet the Tories and Labour seem keen to plough on and use the yes vote to force a drastic and damaging change on the country and the economy?

I'm beginning to suspect a hidden agenda, but I have no idea what it is.

I despair, I really do!

Current Mood: stressed stressed

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eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: July 2nd, 2016 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
One of my friends made a post about it: http://solri.livejournal.com/485080.html

In the U.S., when the result of a vote is going to be something so consequential, we often require a two-thirds majority. I know many within the government of the U.K. don't want a precedent of redoing referenda, but when it was this close, it seems only reasonable to me.
From: cmcmck Date: July 2nd, 2016 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
That's two of us then, although it assumes that the two major parties don't implode which is equally likely.
jhetley From: jhetley Date: July 2nd, 2016 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suspect that neither party expected Out to win, and didn't have a plan for that result.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 2nd, 2016 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, they didn't expect the vote to go that way. Not even Boris Johnson and Gove thought they'd win -- and they were leading the official Leave campaign!
lilairen From: lilairen Date: July 2nd, 2016 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of the things I've seen kicking around is a meme that goes something like:

"British public wants to name a boat something silly: British government says NO WAY. British public wants to destabilise the world economy: British government says OUR HANDS ARE TIED, WILL OF THE PEOPLE."
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 2nd, 2016 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha, ha! It makes as much sense as many of the other theories I've seen.
la_marquise_de_ From: la_marquise_de_ Date: July 4th, 2016 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, this is worrying me, too.
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