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UK latest polls indicate 47% regret the Leave vote while 42% support Brexit

Monday, October 30th 2017 - 10:34 UTC
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Sixteen months after a majority of voters decided the only way for the United Kingdom is to leave the European Union, a new poll says the number of those who regret the vote has risen to its highest level. Read full article


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  • gordo1

    That is an even better lead than the loss in the referendum! But takes us nowhere at the moment.

    Oct 30th, 2017 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence

    I would vote leave again, I don’t want it to be compulsory to use the euro, have our military under European orders or have millions more muslims coming to the UK as they steadily take over Europe.

    Oct 30th, 2017 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    You should try and build a Christian Church in a Muslim country and yet there are many mosques in the UK . We are a tolerant society whereas the Muslim countries are not.

    Oct 30th, 2017 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    Damn. Was it too much to ask that people vote based on real problems rather than made up ones?

    I don't see why we can't have another referendum once we know what we are actually choosing. Except that it would be another incentive for the EU to refuse to agree a deal.

    And Golfcronie, what on earth does that have to do with the price of eggs?

    Oct 30th, 2017 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think

    I Think the only appropiate leader for this Brexit Freedoom thingy would be Lord Pannick...
    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Oct 30th, 2017 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • The Voice

    That poll is quite different to all the others. Perhaps it was confined to Academics/Guardian readers? There is no way we are not leaving.

    Clarke, Clegg and some other nonenity have been on a whinge visit to collude with Barnier. They should be ashamed, so should Barnier. Its evident that Britain has many enemies in Europe. We will be well out of it.

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Capt Rockhopper

    @demontree., in answer to your question, we don't keep voting until you get the result you want. Had the vote gone your way would you be happy with the other side demanding another vote. Article 50 has been triggered get use to it. The EU commission does not want a deal but European industry leaders are pressurizing them into agreeing to one. Wht should be always accept second best and be dictated to by the EU?

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Clyde15

    Think of the future. How about a referendum as to whether we want an United States of Europe, European Army, and closer integration and having any sovereign rights subsumed by an EU President and Parliament. This what is coming.

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Stash

    @capt rockhopper, you're right we don't keep voting if there is a clear majority for something but that is not the case for Brexit. Only 37.5% of UK registered voters voted for Brexit, how is that a majority? Around 13,000,000 of registered voters failed to vote in the referendum possibly because they didn't know what the hell they were voting for (or against). Surely for something as important as Brexit you should have over 50%. Now that there is a bit more understanding of what Brexit will mean to this country a second vote would make sense.

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    If the vote had gone 'my way' the leavers would absolutely have demanded another vote before long. Just look at the SNP.

    But what are you so afraid of? Why is the will of the people in 2016 more important than the will of the same people in 2018, who will be properly informed about what type of Brexit they are voting for?

    If a majority still want to leave, then they will vote leave again. And if they don't, well, isn't it very undemocratic to make such an irreversible change anyway?

    It would have been better for the government to pass a law that any such changes had to be agreed by referendum before the UK signs up to them. The governments should have listened to people from the start, this is the result of thinking they know better and not carrying the people with them. It is much more sensible to hold a vote BEFORE joining something, and wouldn't cause all the disruption and bad blood that quitting will.

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Clyde15


    We are where we are.

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • DemonTree

    And it's not looking good for any of us.

    Oh well, it may all become irrelevant if Trump does something stupid with North Korea to distract from the Russia probe.

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Schindler

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Nov 01st, 2017 - 02:18 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Clyde15

    What is the next Troll name on your list ?

    Nov 01st, 2017 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • CHelmy

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Nov 02nd, 2017 - 02:24 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Clyde15

    Thank you for that info. Otherwise we would have thought you a mindless Troll.

    Nov 02nd, 2017 - 09:40 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • darragh

    Chelmy aka Hepatia etc

    Try clicking on the 'menu' (top right of page) then on 'regions' and you will see that 'United States' and 'International' are two of the regions covered.

    Are you really as stupid as you appear or are you another of Thinks ludicrous creations.

    Nov 02nd, 2017 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    As I have said before...
    If Hepatia didn't exist..., She should be created...
    Why do I Think she's a “She”..., some may ask themselves..?.
    Because only a female Turnip can excite male Turnips to such degree... ;-)))

    Nov 02nd, 2017 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    She's boring. Spamming the same thing again and again, twice in one thread here under different names. I don't mind her other posts, she's so OTT in her American chauvinism that it's just funny, but the spamming is tedious and her 25 years is obviously equivalent to never.

    I dunno if she's really female either, but who cares?

    Nov 02nd, 2017 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15


    Gee, as Scandinavian Swede are you really that excited ? I suppose you are now that the object of your desire, Isolde, has left the forum.


    Nov 02nd, 2017 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • The Voice

    Hepatitus - irrelavent!

    The establishment and the press are doing a great but very negative job weakening our position in the negotiations.

    Nov 02nd, 2017 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think


    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Nov 02nd, 2017 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Jolene

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Nov 03rd, 2017 - 02:42 am - Link - Report abuse -2

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