Re: General Brexit discussion posts split from 'How did you vote thread'
Originally Posted by Meg
Who gives a dam if we will be rid of people with your attitude Flicker
the epitome of the doom merchants who are panicking because they see the whole farce of the EU coming to an end ....
Roll on independence day
Are you always so personally rude?
That is the second time.
Do I not have the right to hold an opinion after years of teaching this stuff to sixth formers, holding debates with those kids who are far better at researching and thinking ahead to consequences and weighing up possibilities than I have generally found in a forum of over 50's?
Why do you think I care about what they think? You should try listening into some student discussions about this. They are well up on latest events, able to put them into historical context and understand the wider implications.
and they actually LOSTEN to each other.
I have now asked fouir times how you think the UK will make up the loss of a market of half a billion people.
The best answer I get is "we did OK before the EU."
When you mention that the world has changed rather significantly in 50 years I get stony silence.
Now I have a valid point of view amply backed up by research, cross referencing and logic. I am finding in this forum that it is antagonistic to being countered in a fair exchange of views and frankly for people of this age I am astonished. I have yet to see any real, factual, logical support for anything that is said in here. I get better with 20 year olds.
and further I get personally abused by the moderator.
I would be happy if someone countered my views with objective reason, links, proof and a fair assessment of the situation. Instead I get childish gang behaviour.
I have a view. It isn't yours but it is valid. and I am certainly not alone. I could immerse myself in all pro EU groups but I prefer to see YOUR side. Clearly the feeling is not mutual. You have no interest in what any other opinion might be.
and no you won't be rid of people who don't agree with you. You never will. Life is just not like that. and absolutely no one is panicking about anything because we actually LIVE in places you only see from a long way away and then not clearly because your rose coloured specs are fogging up.
So perhaps a bit of objective respect might be in order instead of sinking into the mudhole of personal abuse and rudeness which does precisely nothing for proper discussion.