EU Elections

Alan

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Yes I know you Brit types dont get to vote in the EU elections but you only have yourselves to blame.
Anyway, onto my post. I recieved a letter stating that I was allowed to vote in said elections which I can only assume its to do with me being English. The thing is I have been a Swedish national for close to twenty years so what the hell?
Now as its the EU elections one would of thought that there would be some form of notification of who is standing but no, not that I have seen.
And, a few days later my wife who is Swedish from birth got the same sort of letter stating that she can vote, what is going on I have to ask.
Not being politically minded I couldnt care less about the elections but can they not get the who can vote and who is standing bit right? The mind boggles!!
 
God bless BREXIT
And yet:

Share of people who think Brexit was the right or wrong decision 2020-2024​

Published by Statista Research Department, May 13, 2024
As of May 2024, 55 percent of people in Great Britain thought that it was wrong to leave the European Union, compared with 31 percent who thought it was the right decision. During this time period, the share of people who regret Brexit has been slightly higher than those who support it, except for some polls in Spring 2021, which showed higher levels of support for Brexit. The share of people who don’t know whether Brexit was the right or wrong decision has generally been stable and usually ranged between 11 and 14 percent.

Is Bregret setting in?​

Since late July 2022, the share of people who regret Brexit in these surveys has consistently been above 50 percent. The fall in support mirrors the government’s sinking approval ratings, especially since the ruling Conservative Party, along with former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, are heavily associated with Brexit and the Leave vote. Despite there being a clear majority of voters who now regret Brexit, there is as yet no particular future relationship with the EU that has overwhelming support. As of late 2023, 31 percent of Britons wanted to rejoin the EU, while 30 percent merely wanted to improve trade relations and not rejoin either the EU or the single market.

Leave victory in 2016 defied the polls​

In the actual referendum, which took place on June 23, 2016, Leave won 51.9 percent of the votes and Remain 48.1 percent, after several polls in the run-up to the referendum put Remain slightly ahead. Remain were anticipated to win until early results from North East England suggested that Leave had performed far better than expected, with this pattern replicated throughout the country. This event was repeated somewhat in the U.S. election of that year, which saw Donald Trump win several key swing states such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, despite predictions that these states would vote for Hillary Clinton.

And so Joe: God Bless the Tories
 
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