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Silliest EU Referendum questions

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PaxVobiscum

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Purely for entertainment (no serious discussion allowed; keep that for the other thread) I invite questions which you have heard, read or thought up by yourself which are worthy only of a withering look in reply.

Here's mine for starters:

If Britain votes to leave the EU, will we get our electricity supply back up to the 240-250 Volts it was before Brussels made us drop it by 10V?

(Reminder: don't bother explaining why this is spurious. :) )
 
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Antman

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I've heard that French kissing will be illegal if we leave the EU.

Presumably there will be no more Brussels Sprouts (great:D) and going Dutch will also be outlawed?
 

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...or swedes, it will have to be turnips instead.

Will we have to join another continent or will we just drift around the Atlantic?

I heard the African Union is looking for new members, although they fear mass migration from Wales.
 

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If we leave, will we be unable to buy packets of sweets marked "Not to be sold outside the EU"?
 

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Might I make a suggestion that asking the people "should we leave the EU" is the silliest EU referendum question?
 

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Might I make a suggestion that asking the people "should we leave the EU" is the silliest EU referendum question?

The great unwashed should not be allowed a say in the future of their own country. The British people are simply too thick to decide.

Right?
 

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The great unwashed should not be allowed a say in the future of their own country. The British people are simply too thick to decide.

Right?

Wrong. There is nothing wrong with Joe Public being allowed to decide the future of their country, but the EU is such a vast thing that very few people understand it. Choosing to vote either way in a referendum which will have a massive impact on the future of the country, where both sides have 'campaigned' on a program of lies, deceit and mud-slinging (although perhaps not to the same extent) probably isn't the smartest idea.
 

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That's far too sensible for this thread, I'm afraid. :D

Kindly edit your post by appending a suitably fatuous question.
 

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The great unwashed should not be allowed a say in the future of their own country. The British people are simply too thick to decide.

Right?

It's not a matter of being "thick", but we are certainly uninformed. The EU is a massive undertaking, and very very few members of the general public understand it.

The simple fact is we have people who are paid to understand it - we call them MPs. It is their job to understand the things that the general public are generally too busy to go into details over and decide what is best for the country. Be that about the EU, transport policy, the NHS, etc. Now, we have regular chances to say whether we like the general policy views of the MPs - we call them elections. Elections allow the choice between broad preferences of the public - do we want more taxes or less spending, do we want to prioritise police or schools. That sort of thing, the broad strokes of policy, the general public are knowledgable enough to weigh in on. But we the public do not understand the structure of the EU, we don't understand how it affects us, we don't understand the byzantine systems of it. How, if we don't understand it, are we in a position to vote intelligently on it?
 

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How, if we don't understand it, are we in a position to vote intelligently on it?

There was something on the radio as I drove home, about how people make decisions, one of the ways people use to decide a complicated question is to consider a simpler question based on related data.

For example you could consider that as both Corbyn and Camereon are in favour of staying in, and that you would not trust either of them to run a whelk stall. :idea: It is therefore logical that voting out is the sensible option.
 

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There was something on the radio as I drove home, about how people make decisions, one of the ways people use to decide a complicated question is to consider a simpler question based on related data.

For example you could consider that as both Corbyn and Camereon are in favour of staying in, and that you would not trust either of them to run a whelk stall. :idea: It is therefore logical that voting out is the sensible option.

Yes, but the problem with that logic is that it leads to "Hitler hated smoking and was a vegetarian, therefore both of those things are bad."
 

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Yes, but the problem with that logic is that it leads to "Hitler hated smoking and was a vegetarian, therefore both of those things are bad."

50% hit rate I am already doing better than the Conservatives and Labour.
 
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