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Petition for London independence signed by thousands after Brexit vote

Discussion in 'European Politics' started by Reddie, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Reddie

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    Thousands of people signed a petition calling London's Mayor to declare London an independent State after the UK voted to leave the EU.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36620401
    Who would have predicted this?
     
  2. Alexia

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    It's not the first time people in London are seen as a separate, but to be honest this is a very silly waste of time as it would never happen. First, there are no real Londoners left there (I lived there for 20 years) and the only reason people want to remain is because they all have foreign properties and want to travel freely with no tax implications.

    It will never happen and these people need to accept the fact Brexit happened.
     
  3. dogtowner

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    This is as foolish as Quebec leaving Canada.
    A land locked territory is hopeless. All surrounding states have to do is not negotiate travel or access. Nothing out nothing in people starve to death in a month max.
     
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    There's also a petition online that as got over 3 million signatures saying we should have yet another referendum because the turnout was less than 75% and so basically it shouldn't stand. These people who are saying that we should remain anyway are pathetic and just can't admit that they backed the wrong horse in a two horse race.

    Democracy as spoken, and just because its not gone the way they wanted, doesn't mean we have to keep voting until it does.
     
  5. Alexia

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    It appears there are many fraudulent signatures (over 70,00 so far which have been removed) and all experts say it is 'highly unlikely' as in no it won't happen.

    The idea of democracy is to vote and then accept the result; not to keep voting until you get what you want.
     
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    Ever since the result was announced, there have been call's for the government to just ignore it and vote themselves instead as this referendum wasn't legally binding anyway, it was more to gauge public opinion and the government vote will still overrule this one if they do decide to vote.

    Imagine the uproar though if that does happen and the voice of the people is ignored? there would, and SHOULD be rioting in the streets. I know that there are a lot of people unhappy about the result, but that's the whole point that people seem to be missing...there are a lot more that ARE happy, the majority.
     
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    You don't get to pick and choose laws you want and those you don't like the outcome. The fact is there are no true Londoners in London to vote now. Most are young people who live there transiently or are students and like the freedoms of the EU allows them currently at the stage in their lives. I doubt many will ever stay there forever and buy houses, because most are owned by foreigners.
     
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    It is the legal citizens' court of public law and order that shoud be heard and put in place---if their government would not provide protection and economic stability in the country. Churchill and Margaret Thatcher would be very proud of them!
     
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