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Enough Brexit Leave Voters Regret Their Decision to Affect the Referendum Result

Also: Some guy wants to make it a crime to support the UK rejoining the EU.
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The geniuses over at the British Election Study have polled a bag of voters post-Brexit to see if they're still happy with their decision. The study found that, while the vast majority of voters on either side are pretty much sticking to their guns, 6 percent of Leave voters regret their decision, whereas only 1 percent of Remain voters regret theirs.

This is significant, as it's a greater percentage than the margin of victory for Leave (51.9 percent versus 48.1). The regret seemed to be widespread as early as the night of the vote, with a few reporters interviewing people who looked a bit shocked and concerned that their vote actually counted and that they've potentially changed everyone's life by plunging them into the great unknown. Cool, guys, thanks for taking it seriously.


In similarly bizarre Brexiteer bullshit, a man named Christian Holliday has set up a petition to demand that the government make the supporting of the UK's membership in the EU a crime after Britain leaves. Holliday is calling for the Treason Felony Act be amended to include the following offenses:

"To imagine, devise, promote, work, or encourage others to support the UK becoming a member of the European Union; to conspire with foreign powers to make the UK, or part of the UK, become a member of the EU."

Holliday, who is a member of the Guildford Conservative Association, also states in his petition: "It is becoming clear that many politicians and others are unwilling to accept the democratic decision of the British people to leave the EU. Brexit must not be put at risk in the years and decades ahead. For this reason we the undersigned request that the Treason Felony Act be amended as set out in this petition."

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