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There is still not enough time for editing - I just posted and there were typos which I wished to correct but was precluded from finishing these before I was timed out.
I am conscious of the fact that too many errors in a post can reflect adversely on the poster and detract from what he/she wishes to say so I try to avoid this as much as I possibly can.
This does take time, especially with a long post.
Paul with reference to the below do you think it might be possible for when people want to post an excerpt from twitter they could perhaps copy/paste as a screen shot then post it as an attachment?
I wouldn't expect or want David Cameron to be of any help - he has already caused enough problems, however I think that it is important to let our parliamentary representatives know the depth of our feeling over this.
We will see what we will see.
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Maybe Nick but I cannot take this decision lying down - my view is that the referendum was fundamentally flawed by reason of the lies told by the leave side and that a decision obtained through dishonesty and fraud cannot be regarded as true democratic decision and for that reason I do not accept it.
To this end I have written to my MP - this does not become official until ratified by parliament - the chances are strong that they will but by the same token there is some chance if enough people make known their feelings by writing to their MP's that that they may at least pause and give the matter deeper thought.
Add to this the much stronger possibility that Scotland will leave the Union and possibly Northern Ireland as well is bound to add something to their deliberations.
So I feel that we should do everything possible to try and achieve a non ratification whilst the window is still open.
The odds are against it but it is just possible people power may work and if the government can find a face saving formula to present to the public the day may be saved.
If I were in a position of power my first port of call would be the EU Commission to inform them that the result is disputed and ask for time to sort it out.
I'm just so gutted we've been dragged out by the ill informed. People have no idea what they've done. Just a hatred of foreign people has tipped this vote. I heard one guy saying he wants Britain to go back to how it was 40 years ago. It was well before my time but from what I've read and heard the UK was in a dreadful state in the 70s...
I was about in the 70's and that was the time Britain was described as the sick man of Europe since then we have made a lot of headway despite the credit crisis of 2008.
I have also sent an E-Mail to the House of Lords for the attention of Lord Peter Mandelson - I still think our best chance is to continue to put the pressure on the Government whilst we still have a little bit of window.
Not sure about sending one to David Cameron - he was the one who said he would abide by the result - what I am banking on is that the majority of MP's are pro EU and they may have their own minds on this.
I have written to my MP suggesting that this referendum was fundamentally flawed by a deceitful leave campaign leaving people confused with a load of waffle, some of mit being hysterical.
I think it might help if all of us on the remain side did this.
There is also a petition to request a re-run of the referendum:
My views are that if this is granted it should be properly supervised to ensure that the campaigns are honest, ethical and pertinent to the issue giving people positive and correct information to enable their choice.
I would rather there not have been the necessity for a further ref and feel like I need one like a hole in the head but when you consider the alternative, to me it is the better choice.
I realise my current attitude is likely to upset a lot of people but just is not in my nature to take things lying down.
For your information should you decide to act on it.
You probably appreciate that I'm as disgusted and angry with this whole sorry state of affairs as you but I honestly don't feel there is anything to be gained by looking for a second referendum. I doubt if anyone has the appetite or the will to go through this again and I'm not sure it would make any difference anyway. I think it also possible it may alienate even more people.
I realise you may think this defeatist but I fear this the only practical way forward. Anyway good luck with whatever you attempt and I've signed the petition.
All the best
I see your point but I have thought deeply about this and to be honest we had enough trouble with this one but if push comes to shove I would rather have one but this time have the campaigning properly supervised, say by a trio of three judges. It may not work but at least sending in the petition to parliament will give the MP's something to think about.
There is also an outside chance that they may baulk at the idea of breaking up the UK which sounds as though it may be on the cards.
If all else fails I will have to make further attempts to 'er indoors to move to France but she is resisting at the moment.
I never dreamed of these problems when taking that met office course in the huts at Stanmore so many year ago.
Once more my flabber is ghasted - the cherry tree in my back garden is now in bloom - before the end of January!
I wish one and all a very Happy Christmas with Peace on Earth and Goodwill
towards all men and women, together with their families.