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  • WigWag

    Is there any exit polling which might indicate how strongly Labor Party members are voting for “Remain?”

    • Kevin

      I suspect Old Labour (TUC etc.) voted heavily to Leave while New Labour (bankers, limousine liberals and immigrants) voted Remain. You can see this in the difference between London and the Old Labour heartland in the Midlands and North.

  • WigWag

    Apparently there was a torrential downpour in London today, holding down turnout. See,

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/latest-australian-leader-urges-britain-stay-eu-40065063

    Does this mean that God voted “Leave?”

    • CaliforniaStark

      Either God or the spirit of Queen Victoria, who outranks the almighty.

  • WigWag

    Bitter recriminations already breaking out in Labour party about poor showing for Remain in traditional Labour areas.” (Richard Aldous)

    Could this foreshadow what happens in the American election this November when Democratic partisans are shocked to discover that a majority of AFL-CIO members voted for Donald Trump?

    • Jim__L

      Not to mention women and legal immigrants…

  • WigWag

    “Big result in London, as Wandsworth backs Remain by 75 per cent with a high voter turn out…” (Richard Aldous)

    A tale of two countries. The fake Britain votes “remain” while the real Britain votes “leave.”

    • Jim__L

      Well, to be fair, both are real.

      A different pair of opposed adjectives would be more appropriate.

  • WigWag

    “Robert Peston, ITN Political Editor: “It is inconceivable that David Cameron could stay on as PM if we vote Leave.” (Richard Aldous)

    Don’t tell Professor Mead. He assured us that David Cameron was sure to put the “Great” back in Great Britain. See,

    http://www.the-american-interest.com/2011/10/07/great-britains-man-with-a-plan/

  • WigWag

    How great would it be if the pampered primadonnas in London lost their shirts as the pound collapses and the British stock market crashes. Boy, wouldn’t that be divine retribution?

    • Jim__L

      Honestly, those are probably the only reasons anyone in the City wanted to Remain.

  • WigWag

    Out of curiosity, do members of the Royal Family get to vote? If so, where’s the Queen’s precinct.

    One more question; if Brexit does pass is it possible the the Right Honourable Mr. Cameron might end of chained to a wall in the Tower of London? Do you Brits still do that type of thing?

    • Jim__L

      Did the Queen “Warn” or “Encourage” about this one?

  • WigWag

    I don’t understand the British. Is it true that this election was held using paper ballots? Isn’t that a little 20th Century or even a little 19th Century?

    And why is it taking so long to project a winner. In the United States, CNN, Fox and the other networks would have had this called ten minutes after the polls closed.

    • CaliforniaStark

      Agree, to understood the British is to expect 19th century election practices.

  • WigWag

    And then there’s this. Hint: it rhymes with truck.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ShippersUnbound?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  • WigWag

    “Market watch: the pound has suffered the biggest drop in value since “Black Wednesday” in 1992.” (Richard Aldous)

    If Brexit wins the U.S. equity markets will probably fall tomorrow. It will be a great buying opportunity.

  • CaliforniaStark

    If the “Leave” campaign wins, which appears likely at this point, hopefully it will be the impetus for the EU to reform itself into a decentralized economic federation, in which each nation is responsible for its own currency and economic policies. Greece, as an example, could then grimly face and move beyond its insolvency issues, in a manner probably not to the liking of its German and other European creditors.

    • Jim__L

      I don’t know. Britain learned from the America Revolution by reforming into a Commonwealth instead of a straight-up Empire. I’m not convinced that France and/or Germany has the same outlook.

  • WigWag

    “ITV NEWS CALLS THE ELECTION FOR LEAVE” (Richard Aldous)

    “And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with great terribleness and with signs and with wonders.” (Deuteronomy 26:8)

  • FluffyFooFoo

    Freedom!!!

  • CaliforniaStark

    The reaction in Warsaw and Budapest will be interesting. Frau Merkel may want to head for the bunker.

    • Jim__L

      You wouldn’t happen to be tracking that, would you? I’m interested too, but am short on time today.

  • Angel Martin

    How sweet it is !

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