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Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Pumpkin, 26th Jun, 2016.

  1. Pumpkin

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  2. Bran

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    Shut the gates!!!!

    Oh, hang on a minute...
     
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    According to a bumper sticker i saw recently we're already full! Off to NZ you go pommies! hahaha
     
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    Was that an official one from the immigration department?
     
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    There was a southern cross and a bundy rum sticker with it. It's legit
     
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    Sounds like it had all the official nationalistic logos
     
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    They will all move to Birkdale. @Gockie is gonna make a mint.
     
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    I'm sure the people in australia who regularly refer to "economic migrants" will be up in arms about this.
     
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    They'll need to prove who they voted for before they come over. Didn't the redneck vote win to shut the gates
     
  10. Gockie

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    I think the more clever "remainers" will leave as there's no future in Britain. :)
     
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    The fact is that there was a massive spike in searches about "what is the eu" on Google throughout UK AFTER the brexit vote.

    the fact that the leave campaign are already backtracking on some claims that anyone genuinely interested in the issue would have been able to research and realise it was nonsense.

    the fact is that despite the above the country voted to leave which tells me that there are a fair few highly unintelligent people in the country.


    there were genuine issues re being part of eu and having a discussion about pros and cons of membership was valid. it's just a shame it was hijacked by nonsense preserved as fact and fear mongering instead of focus on facts and genuine issues. then again the head of ukip was the face of the whole brexit campaign so i cant be surprised.
     
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    So Australia's political intelligence is not unique :D

    I'll have to get reading and get up to date with it

    The Republic debate seems to be rearing it's head here again. I think we're quite a few years and quite a few million people away from that being viable
     
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    You made the assumption that those who googled it after, also voted to leave. This isn't necessarily the case.

    Most people are not as stupid as we assume, they probably just weighed the pros of leaving (e.g. the UK being given more control over its laws and policies) as heavier than the pros of remaining in the EU (e.g. better trade negotiations).
     
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    I never made any assumption.

    I'm looking at verifiable instances pointing to the fact that there are significant issues with a lack of intelligence, research or critical thought in the UK. of course not everyone is guilty of this but enough are for it to be a decent factor.


    no movement spearheaded by that idiot from ukip can ever get too sensitive about accusations of idiocy imo, regardless of validity of some claims.
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Perhaps a 5 question basic multiple choice quiz relevant to the issue should have been given to all voters and anybody who gets less than 3 doesn't have their vote counted, or it gets counted for the option they voted against.

    "Understanding of the issue" problem solved. :)
     
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    You are implying that there is a correlation between low intelligence and voting to leave. Thats a pretty big assumption a lot of us are making. This type of thinking, where we know whats right for people and anyone who does not agree is stupid (polarised to an extreme) may be why this has happened in the first place. I feel like thanks to the internet people are mainly interacting with others who agree with them all the time and becoming more and more polarised in their opinions relative to others.


    Yes I agree with you that they would most likely have been better of staying in the EU, just pointing out that they are not as stupid as we assume. I am sure there are people lacking intelligence who voted leave, I am sure there are people lacking intelligence who voted stay.

    No mean to offend, I like your sentiments :)
     
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    I'm not implying, im flat out saying that there was a section of people of the leave vote who areof low intelligence. again, I'm not saying that everyone who voted leave is an idiot. I'm saying the leave camp had a significant proportion of the idiot vote
     
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    Also better Stop The Boats!!!
     
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    I did find the whole "how can we let a foreign body far away from us affect the running of our country" argument to be quite amusing when you consider England's history of colonising large parts of the world. the proportionally higher % of leave voters being older also means a good number were alive when England was well and truly meddling in the running of many other countries.
     
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    Maybe we can coax the English rugby union coach back?

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