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    QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    With the dust starting to settle, how has the decision to leave affected you personally?
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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Personally I think it is going to be the best thing for the UK in the long run, but the best news in my mind was David Cameron resigning.
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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Potbellieddwarf View Post
    Personally I think it is going to be the best thing for the UK in the long run, but the best news in my mind was David Cameron resigning.
    Spot on. This was the catalyst for the true sentiment to be exhibited in more countries than just the UK.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Not sure it makes a lot of difference either way. The government will have the same problems to deal with, and all that has happened is we have taken one tool from thier hands. They will have to adapt, and do the same things a different way.

    The campaign was very much apples-and-oranges as the economic and soveriegnty areguments were not opposites of the same thing, but almost orthoganal. The reality and post-decision arguements will be the same.

    But "Real Politique" - it will all be what it is in the end. And in the absence of a controlled experiment, there can be no absolute conclusion over whether it was right or wrong. Al post-priori argument will be just as much a matter of opinion as the a-priori campaigns.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    I think a lot of voters didn't/don't know enough about EU membership, the single market and the costs & benefits of membership.

    I think there was a lot of protest voting against Cameron.

    I think the media is too focused on people who voted because of a dislike of Eastern Europeans.

    I think the US media has been very hypocritical as I can't imagine anyone in the US wanting to be part of a Union of most of the countries in the Americas where a council of un-elected bureaucrats get to make decisions ranging from preventing the deportation of convicted criminals to the maximum wattage of a vacuum cleaner.

    I'm concerned that, for the second time in recent history, we are going to have a Prime Minister who was not voted for.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Yeah, England and Wales.

    Cornwall (voted leave): We will still get our massive EU funding, right?
    Yorkshire (voted leave): We will still get our massive EU funding, right?
    Wales (voted leave): We will still get our massive EU funding, right?

    Nope.

    The only good thing is that it's shaking up the political establishment, dislodged Hameron, killed off Boris, and so on. Problem is the Tory candidates are all terrible horrible people.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Potbellieddwarf View Post
    Personally I think it is going to be the best thing for the UK in the long run, but the best news in my mind was David Cameron resigning.
    The problem is will his replacement be any better and up to the job ahead?

    Something a bit fishy about Theresa May's bid is she was totally invisible during the campaign which is a bit suspicious considering her post is one of the biggest in the government and she should have been as conspicuous as Cameron and Osborne.

    I guess Michael Gove on the other hand, nailed his colours to the mast and put himself out there for the side he was fighting for.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    At least 10% poorer.


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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Was gutted then, am still gutted now.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Potbellieddwarf View Post
    Personally I think it is going to be the best thing for the UK in the long run, but the best news in my mind was David Cameron resigning.
    eh we (Scotland) will be leaving the UK we voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU 62% to 38% ... our place is in Europe and not the UK

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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Horrified. (and poorer)
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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Speaking strictly from technology viewpoint I'd say it's not been a great week, we've lost, or are going to lose the EU funding that was helping to pay for the roll-out of broadband, we're probably going to have to pay more in roaming charges across the EU, it's going to become more difficult to recruit software engineers, game developers, and all those other people that could live and work hear as easily as we could, and all our technology is going to become more expensive.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    In the long run the UK should be better off out of europe, the best possible thing to happen would possibly to scrap the entire single market. Then have 27 independent countries with alot more innovation & competitiveness.

    Just because the UK wants out of the EU does'nt mean the UK wants to cease trading. If brussels wanted to play hard ball and seal off the single market it would only hurt the remaining EU countries as the UK would simply purchase goods from non EU countries.

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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Speaking strictly from technology viewpoint I'd say it's not been a great week, we've lost, or are going to lose the EU funding that was helping to pay for the roll-out of broadband, we're probably going to have to pay more in roaming charges across the EU, it's going to become more difficult to recruit software engineers, game developers, and all those other people that could live and work hear as easily as we could, and all our technology is going to become more expensive.
    Three have been doing a roaming charge free setup for ages, including America, nothing to do with the EU.

    A lot of our developers come from outside the EU, it could make the place more multi-cultural rather than EU biassed.

    Interesting times though...

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    Re: QOTW: How do you feel after the EU referendum?

    Working as developer in a company with several EU developers and a lot of EU and overseas scientists it's not the best thing for me or my company.

    It will likely cost us several million in research grants for future projects such as tumour modelling etc.

    Selfishness aside I'm not really convinced it was the best move for the country either, we are not the big industrial manufacturing nation we once were, a lot of our industry is either gone or is in foreign ownership. I think a lot of people just voted out of protest and a lot of older people just voted to take the country back to some rose-tinted mythical Great Britain.

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