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Cameron was warned about the referendum by EU leaders: “get real” over “this stupid referendum”

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019 - 09:51 UTC
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The European Council President Donald Tusk told David Cameron to “get real” over his “stupid referendum” before the 2016 Brexit vote, a BBC documentary reveals. Mr Tusk tells the three-part show that he warned the then prime minister there was no “appetite for revolution in Europe” and he “could lose everything”. Read full article

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  • RedBaron

    I could never understand why
    1) Cameron didn't make the referendum “Advisory only” (non-binding)?
    2) he didn't put a higher threshold than 50% ?
    3) weren't all UK passport holders allowed to vote, especially those that lived in other EU countries and who stood/ stand to lose the most by getting out of the EU?

    The referendum was poorly conceived and even more poorly fought, without access to accurate information or predictions of what would happen to jobs and companies, as well as standards and institutions.

    Jan 23rd, 2019 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • The Voice

    What Odd Job, Lightbulb and the Drunken Mayor of Trumpton have to do with anything I cannot guess.

    We are Leaving...

    Jan 23rd, 2019 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @Red Baron
    It WAS advisory only. Cameron only held it to shut up factions of his own party, he had too much faith in the common sense of UK voters and thought Remain would easily win.

    And yes the campaigns were terrible. The amount of misinformation I have heard beggars belief.

    Jan 23rd, 2019 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Of course DT had all the right information...us Proles didnt.

    Jan 23rd, 2019 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I made an effort to inform myself and check the things I heard. All the information is out there, if you preferred to believe some lying toff that's your fault.

    Jan 24th, 2019 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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