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At the risk of falling foul of the no politics rile.

Most British people don't want out. Most don't care. The Scots want to stay, the Irish want to stay, the Welsh want to stay, the English are very much split on the idea.

I don't like referenda, I don't like the idea that uninformed people will be making important decisions. That is why we have a representative democracy, so that we can elect a government of informed people to make important decisions. Doesn't mean they'll make good decisions, but at least they should be making informed ones.

The vast majority of those voting to leave will do so because they have an aversion to immigrants and foreigners telling them what to do, both things that have been hyped by our media for years. The vast majority of those voting to stay will do so because they have an aversion to change. A minuscule minority will attempt to look at the information available (there will only be a tiny subset of what is needed) and make an informed decision on what is best for the future of the country. Around 5 people will actually understand enough to make a properly informed decision.

And of course personalities, people cannot cope with thinking so they need a nice marketing buzzword like Brexit to get behind, and celebrities who they recognise.

Boris may be a dangerous, conniving, self-serving shitehawk, but he has very carefully created a public character for himself as a lovable, bumbling buffoon who is good to laugh and completely harmless.
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

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