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    This was posted by a user on Financial Times and has gone viral.

    “A quick note on the first three tragedies. Firstly, it was the working classes who voted for us to leave because they were economically disregarded, and it is they who will suffer the most in the short term. They have merely swapped one distant and unreachable elite for another. Secondly, the younger generation has lost the right to live and work in 27 other countries. We will never know the full extent of the lost opportunities, friendships, marriages and experiences we will be denied. Freedom of movement was taken away by our parents, uncles, and grandparents in a parting blow to a generation that was already drowning in the debts of our predecessors. Thirdly and perhaps most significantly, we now live in a post-factual democracy. When the facts met the myths they were as useless as bullets bouncing off the bodies of aliens in a HG Wells novel. When Michael Gove said, ‘The British people are sick of experts,’ he was right. But can anybody tell me the last time a prevailing culture of anti-intellectualism has led to anything other than bigotry?”

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    I wonder if the Brits went all willie nillie when

    1. King John signed tbe Magna Carta?
    2. King Charles I had an unfortunate encounter with the axeman?
    3. King James II got tossed out on his butt in the Glorious Revolution?
    4. The Armada was sighted?
    5. The Blitz?

    They come from strong English yeoman stock. If they fold over this, they should remove the Churchill statue outside the House of Commons and ship it over here to glare at our House of Representatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    I wonder if the Brits went all willie nillie when

    1. King John signed tbe Magna Carta?
    2. King Charles I had an unfortunate encounter with the axeman?
    3. King James II got tossed out on his butt in the Glorious Revolution?
    4. The Armada was sighted?
    5. The Blitz?

    They come from strong English yeoman stock. If they fold over this, they should remove the Churchill statue outside the House of Commons and ship it over here to glare at our House of Representatives.
    The average British citizens had no clue about the first four events and the fifth was at the beginning of a war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    This was posted by a user on Financial Times and has gone viral.

    “A quick note on the first three tragedies. Firstly, it was the working classes who voted for us to leave because they were economically disregarded, and it is they who will suffer the most in the short term. They have merely swapped one distant and unreachable elite for another. Secondly, the younger generation has lost the right to live and work in 27 other countries. We will never know the full extent of the lost opportunities, friendships, marriages and experiences we will be denied. Freedom of movement was taken away by our parents, uncles, and grandparents in a parting blow to a generation that was already drowning in the debts of our predecessors. Thirdly and perhaps most significantly, we now live in a post-factual democracy. When the facts met the myths they were as useless as bullets bouncing off the bodies of aliens in a HG Wells novel. When Michael Gove said, ‘The British people are sick of experts,’ he was right. But can anybody tell me the last time a prevailing culture of anti-intellectualism has led to anything other than bigotry?”
    That editor should spend a week in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    The average British citizens had no clue about the first four events and the fifth was at the beginning of a war.
    Bloody shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    You're thinking of Spielberg. I'm talking about the former Nazi family that couldn't accept defeat and started to consort with the ultra-rich and ultra-powerful elite to create global domination.
    Trilateral commission not just the former Nazi family

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    you toupéd fcktrumpet
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Bloody shame.
    Yes, but the newspaper, radio, TV and Internet hadn't been invented yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    That editor should spend a week in the US.
    Wasn't an editor. That was a commenter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Trilateral commission not just the former Nazi family
    Who controls the British crown?
    Who keeps the metric system down?
    We do! We do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Wasn't an editor. That was a commenter.
    I thought it was their Editorial page
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I thought it was their Editorial page
    It was a guy named Nicholas Barrett. It was originally part of a longer post on his blog, then Financial Times put it on their site with other comments from people around Europe.

    https://closetobeingright.tumblr.com/post/146397112705/the-first-three-tragedies

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    It was a guy named Nicholas Barrett. It was originally part of a longer post on his blog, then Financial Times put it on their site with other comments from people around Europe.

    https://closetobeingright.tumblr.com/...hree-tragedies
    That is absolutely brilliant. Thank you for linking to it.
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    "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    This was posted by a user on Financial Times and has gone viral.

    “A quick note on the first three tragedies. Firstly, it was the working classes who voted for us to leave because they were economically disregarded, and it is they who will suffer the most in the short term. They have merely swapped one distant and unreachable elite for another. Secondly, the younger generation has lost the right to live and work in 27 other countries. We will never know the full extent of the lost opportunities, friendships, marriages and experiences we will be denied. Freedom of movement was taken away by our parents, uncles, and grandparents in a parting blow to a generation that was already drowning in the debts of our predecessors. Thirdly and perhaps most significantly, we now live in a post-factual democracy. When the facts met the myths they were as useless as bullets bouncing off the bodies of aliens in a HG Wells novel. When Michael Gove said, ‘The British people are sick of experts,’ he was right. But can anybody tell me the last time a prevailing culture of anti-intellectualism has led to anything other than bigotry?”
    The US election is a widely followed event around the world. I have an Aussie friend overseas who has pretty much never been here...but who says every time 'this will be the year I won't follow the American election cycle (and he does anyways).'

    Anyways, it wouldn't surprise me if this recent US election cycle and an endless stream of Trumpisms...was enough to tip the balance in favor of exit. The world does follow the US and it was that close.

    Further evidence: 'When the Financial Times endorsed the Conservative party in the 2015 election the headline was “The compelling case for continuity in Britain”.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofSouthie View Post
    From the article:

    Young people, graduates, and big cities tended to favour "Remain". Elder, less educated people and rural populations were more likely to back "Brexit".
    Sound familiar? The new political fissure.
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    From Yahoo

    While it’s impossible to know how every person in Britain voted—secret ballot and all that—it is possible to infer how broad demographic groups feel about the Brexit by analyzing vote totals from different areas. For instance, if districts with high concentrations of Jedi knights had consistently higher “Remain” turnout, one can infer that the followers of The Force are in favor of unification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofSouthie View Post
    While it is extremely unlikely for another vote, it may not be necessary. The results can be vetoed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofSouthie View Post
    Really? The side that didn't win wants a do-over. Shocked I am, I say shocked.

    It sounds like how school boards work when the mill levy increase they want doesn't pass --> bring it to vote again.
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