After Brexit, Britain Asks Google: 'What Is The EU?' Now 1.1 Million Would Change Their Vote to Bremain - Will USA Be Conned into the Same Mistake? Hey Google: What's Trump?

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    Jun 26, 2016 4:11 PM GMT
    I either mentioned wondering in another thread or I meant to but got distracted whether if we deny Trump the presidency would indicate Americans more sophisticated than our British cousins because aren't we the ones normally painted as less so and aren't we ourselves taken in by their accent alone as indicative of intelligent considerations. We adore the smart humor of Monty Python but have we measured ourselves by only one end of that scale?

    To that, I find this very interesting. That it seems the Brits were so very affected by fear mongering, as does inflict the Trump, that wouldn't a defeat of Trump truly reassert our patriotic place as the home of the brave.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/06/24/480949383/britains-google-searches-for-what-is-the-eu-spike-after-brexit-voteif you judge a country's interests only by prevalent Google searches, it was after the polls closed when British voters started to think seriously about the implications of their choice.

    According to data from Google Trends, the searches for "what is the eu" and "what is brexit" started climbing across Britain late into the night. The polls closed at 10 p.m. local time.

    Though of course searches for these questions were dwarfed by the general interest in "Brexit results," the question "what is the EU" spiked in popularity across all parts of the U.K., in this order: Northern Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland.

    Google Trends, on Twitter, has highlighted a few local spikes, too, with "what is Brexit" a top search related to the referendum in both Northern Ireland and Scotland. Both of them voted in favor of remaining in the EU.


    So I think this makes it especially incumbent upon the Democratic Party--by Hillary and Bernie at Tanagra--to inform the American People well ahead of this election just who and what is a Trump.

    May fear mongers never rule the USA.

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    Jun 26, 2016 4:31 PM GMT
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/06/24/the-british-are-frantically-googling-what-the-eu-is-hours-after-voting-to-leave-it/The British are frantically Googling what the E.U. is, hours after voting to leave it

    The whole world is reeling after a milestone referendum in Britain to leave the European Union. And although leaders of the campaign to exit Europe are crowing over their victory, it seems many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for....

    ...The consequences of the leave vote will be felt worldwide, even here in the United States, and some British voters say they now regret casting a ballot in favor of Brexit....
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    Jun 26, 2016 11:26 PM GMT
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/24/12022880/google-search-spike-brexit-why-leave-euGoogle search spike suggests people don't know why they Brexited

    ...The majority of the electorate has chosen to turn its back on the biggest political project in the world, a flawed but forward-thinking union that served as the only concrete symbol of European unity after the continent was torn apart by two World Wars. But why? According to Google, a lot of voters aren't really sure.

    Google's Trends Twitter account reported an increase of 250 percent in people searching "what happens if we leave the EU," at around midnight British time, two hours after the referendum polls closed...

    Arguably too complex for the average citizen. Referendums are a brute-force political engine, a numbers game designed to spit out a yes or no answer on a simple question. Something as complicated and multi-faceted as Britain's membership of the EU, on the other hand, should not have been decided by referendum
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    Jun 27, 2016 3:16 PM GMT
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-referendum-bregret-leave-petition-second-remain-latest-will-we-leave-a7105116.htmlMore than one million people regret their vote to leave the European Union, an opinion poll carried out in the wake of the Brexit decision suggests.

    Of the 17.4 million people who voted Leave, 1.1 million now say they wish they had not, if the results of a Survation poll are to be believed.

    The poll found that people who used Brexit as a protest vote - or thought their vote "wouldn't matter" - are now having second thoughts.

    One Twitter user posted: "I personally voted Leave because I believed these lies and I regret it more than anything. I feel genuinely robbed of my vote."
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    Jun 28, 2016 2:10 AM GMT