Britain What Have You Done?

Brexit Vote

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Brexit the European Exit

The result was a simple 58% to leave and 48% to remain as a member of the European Union the people of Britain elected to leave the Euro Zone and go it alone in the big wide world.

David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn the leader of the Opposition is facing increasing pressure to step down from his role too.

There is an online petition for Britain to hold another referendum to be held which has over 3 million signatures at the point of writing this article and a lot of the voters who voted to leave are now regretting their decision.

The United Kingdom is a divided nation a nation in turmoil a nation facing an uncertain future and at this moment the politicians do not have any idea of how to take that nation forward as a non European Union Member.


Panic Stations

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Panic Stations

To say that the result of the referendum came as a surprise to the Politicians is an understatement, even those leading the leave campaign were expecting that the electorate would vote to stay in Europe and that is why all of the political parties are in turmoil at this very moment and the panic is clear to see for anyone who has been following the aftermath.

At a time when a strong leader is required to take control of the country there is a distinct lack of purpose being shown by our politicians given the urgency of the situation. All they seem to be worried about at the moment is slagging each other off about how it was their fault that the country voted the way it did.

Why are the politicians in a panic? the simple answer is that they were so sure that the British public would vote to remain that they never made any plans of how to deal with a vote to leave.


How Can The Brexit Vote Be Reversed?

There are two ways in which the Brexit result can be reversed the first way is for the politicians to go against the will of the majority of the people and vote against Brexit in Parliament, the referendum that was held was not legally binding and the House of Commons politicians can vote to disregard the will of the British people.

This course of action would though be political suicide and would be sure to cause unrest amongst the British population.

Secondly since over 400 Members of Parliament were remain supporters the country could make a call of no confidence in the Government and force a General election.

Parliament would then be dissolved and a new Government would be elected, if one party decided to go on a manifesto to remain in Europe and they win the election they would have a mandate to reverse the result at the will of the voting population.

No Confidence In the Government

Should the people of the United Kingdom invoke a no confidence vote in the Government and force a General Election?

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Scottish Independence Referendum 2

Scotland went against the rest of the UK and voted to remain in the European Union by a massive 68% and because of this Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon believes that Scotland has the right to hold another Scottish Independence Referendum which would further break up the United Kingdom.

This Referendum would include Scotland becoming an independant country which would allow them to join the European union as a fully fledged member state. The only question left would be, could Scotland afford to pay for membership of the EU?



Brexit An Uncertain Future

The Markets have Spoken and the Pound is at almost an all time low, the FTSE has also taken a beating and Britain looks as though it is heading into a self induced recession, the politicians are running around like headless chickens wondering what to do next and how to do it and the people are wondering when the political leaders are going to get a grip and take control of the situation.

The Country need a leader to take us forward, we need to know where we now stand in the world outside of Europe and we need to begin working towards making Britain great again.

In these uncertain times there is only one certainty and that is whatever happens it will be interesting to watch.

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Nell Rose 3 months ago from England

Hiya, well said Jimmy. I actually think that we need a strong leader, and because of 40 years of telling us what to do, we have got soft. Sturgeon tends to blame England, as usual! and of course she is right to a certain degree, but she has to remember that 38 percent of Scots wanted out! Now why was that? maybe she should address that before diving head first into doing what SHE wants.

All in all I believe if we act strong like Britain always has been before being enslaved by europe then it will turn out fine. As for Scotland, if the majority agree up there then they should have independence from us down south, and do what they wish. I know that if I was Scottish I would want a free country, great points! nell


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annart 3 months ago from SW England

Well said, Nell! The people have voted and that's democracy. Now it's time to make it work, I believe.

I think, Jimmy, that we could go on for ever going backwards and forwards. I agree that our politicians are weak and ineffectual. Hopefully someone will come forward who actually deserves to lead the people rather than be obviously out for his or her own gains. Cynic? No, just realistic!

Ann


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aguasilver 3 months ago from Malaga, Spain

OK, just more proof that what we need is a General Election, let each candidate (whichever party they belong to) declare their position on Brexit, make a commitment to either be identified as REMAIN or LEAVE. and agree that if they subsequently voted or campaigned contrary to their stated allegiance, they stepped down and faced re-election.

Then the people REALLY can vote on who keeps the UK IN or OUT of the EU, and there will be no conflict or contention as there currently is.

BOTH main parties elected to take the REMAIN position, then 16+ million people voted to LEAVE, so the main parties can hardly be entrusted with handling the EXIT negotiations, that would be akin to allowing a reluctant spurned spouse to decide the divorce settlements.

SO call a General Election and lets see who ends up empowered to carry out their voters wishes.

Leave supporters get the chance to elect those who will represent them, Remain supporters get (in effect) a second chance to persuade those 52% of LEAVE supporters to change their minds.


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bradmasterOCcal 3 months ago from Orange County California

I think that England should stand alone. Let Scotland, and N Ireland go their own way. They didn't help GB, and neither did the EU.

People never thought the England was a European Country in the first place.

Scotland needed GB more than the other way around,and the EU will just replace GB.

I don't see the problem for England or the world.


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annart 3 months ago from SW England

Just to clarify: GB does not equal England. GB is England, Wales & Scotland (geographical), UK is England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland (political). We could fragment again if that's what people want but it's not just England!


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UnnamedHarald 3 months ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Within hours, Leavers backpedaled on rerouting EU money to hospitals and GPs. The fact that Leaver Leaders don't have a clue what to do and there are so many stories along the lines of "we didn't think it would actually happen" shows what a complete political stunt this was. And now it's come home to roost. At least Trump is happy that Americans can travel and golf cheaply at his new golf course. And Putin couldn't be happier. BTW, if a general election was called and a mandate to remain was voted for, that would be the result of a more fully informed electorate that is getting a true taste of what leaving really means.


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Gordon Hamilton 3 months ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

I voted "Leave," Jimmy, without hesitation, as I believe the EU has no good points whatsoever. I believe it is the most undemocratic, bloated, corrupt bureaucracy in the world today and will soon self-destruct irrespective of Brexit. I too am surprised, however, by the "headless chicken" syndrome that seems so politically widespread in these (early) days following the referendum and hope this can somehow be resolved very soon.

The lack of a strong leader is a major problem and although I certainly don't see any chance of him occupying 10 Downing Street, I think Nigel Farage is the only strong voice in top level British politics at this time.

Like you, I have no idea what the immediate to mid-term future holds for all of us and our country but I pray above all for one thing: no further Scottish independence referendum!


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jimmythejock 3 months ago from Scotland Author

Thanks for your comments Guys, I too voted to leave in the referendum and I would do so again, although I went against the majority of the Scottish Vote I still feel that it was the right decision and stand by that decision.

I believe too that the way Scotland voted was tactical simply because Nicola Sturgeon rammed it down the throats of the Scottish electorate that if they vote to remain and the rest of the country voted to leave then there would be a mandate for another independence vote.

I voted to leave the EU and now I will probably have to vote again to stay as a part of the UK and out of Europe.

I have said it many times since the referendum but Scotland want to vote to be an independent country and out of the UK where they have a voice and a say how the country is run. once they gain that Independence they want to join the EU and be dictated to from an institution that will give them very little say on how things are done.

Well done Scotland any country that wants Independence so that they can do what they are told to do is fair game in my book.


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annart 2 months ago from SW England

Well said Jimmy!


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aviannovice 2 months ago from Stillwater, OK

If you get forward thinking leadership, it won't be a problem. Let's face it, you HAVE natural resources that you can use and sell the excess to your benefit. After all, why should the EU have them, too? Independence is a good thing and all that it boils down to is effectively working together.


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teaches12345 2 months ago

I think everyone is watching the results of the vote and hoping it will lead to a bright future for Brits. Thank you for highlighting the events to watch.


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lawrence01 2 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

I'm coming here three weeks after the hub was written and about three weeks after the whole vote.

To say at the outset I would have voted leave, but living in NZ for the last eighteen years I didn't feel that I should.

I'd agree with Jimmy's assessment that not only does Britain need a 'Strong leader' but it's clear none of those at the top had an idea of what to do.

But I don't think that everyone was like that, Personally I think there's been some 'maneuvering' behind the scenes by people who knew exactly what they were doing and where they wanted to be!

Think about it, the big politicals have imploded, the ones who ran the 'exit' campaign knew Hell would freeze over before they'd get elected and there was no way Farage could get anything from Europe so the only way was let the people who were really running things stay behind the scenes and then come out after the dust has settled!

Take a look at Theresa May's cabinet, Boris got the bloody Foreign office!

As for the trade deals I know that both Australia and New Zealand have asked Britain for a Free Trade Deal and both of them already have that with China the world's biggest single market, a Free Trade Deal with either opens doors that Europe couldn't!

India is also angling for a Free Trade Deal with Britain and that's the world's third biggest single economy.

Things are not as bleak as was first thought.

Lawrence

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