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originally posted by: PsychoEmperor
1. Will the EU(or the UK Government) really allow a fair Brexit Vote if it becomes clear they will vote out?
2. Will the EU(or the UK Government) actually honor the vote if the UK Citizens vote to get out?
The legal framework We might start with the EU Referendum Act, which received royal assent just before Christmas. It sets out the referendum rules, so could be expected to define the effect of a vote either way. Alas, it does not: it makes no provision as to the referendum’s legal effect. That is because, strictly speaking, it has no legal effect. It will be purely advisory and, in law, the government could simply ignore the result.
I beg to differ with your position on it being better to stay. I too have lived in many countries in EU over the last 30 years, including France, Germany, Holland and now part time in Spain and my experience over that time tells me we should leave. If we do vote to stay I will actually be leaving the UK for good.
originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: PsychoEmperor
I am voting to stay myself. I have lived in other countries in Europe and have experience outside of the Islands and, after weighing all the issues that I believe are relevant and taking all of that into account, I can't see us benefitting more from leaving than staying.
That being said, if the UK public vote to leave, and that vote is in any way ignored, I will be the first in line with the absolutely massive protests that will take place.
If our votes mean anything, they must count, if not then time to change the system.
originally posted by: lavatrance
a reply to: PsychoEmperor
The vote is merely a formality to make it look democratic. It's all decided behind closed doors. And the UK will tell the EU what they're gonna do. They own the EU most likely. The eu has no influence over the UK, they're way too strong.
originally posted by: biggilo
First I should mention I am a UKIP activist. There is reports coming out that in the event of a BREXIT vote parliament will defy the people. Civil War, just saying..
We are already on the EU naughty step because of the referendum, ....
Civil war? How? With what as weapons?
The commonality between the U.K. and the rest of Europe is your all traditionally feudalists and enjoy serfdom as long as your basics are covered.
originally posted by: PaddyInf
The EU will not want to go too hard on the UK following a leave vote despite whatever the remain campaign says.
There is a risk of ‘political contagion’ from Brexit as it could fuel Euroscepticism elsewhere, particularly if the UK is seen to benefit in politically sensitive areas like migration.