1. Exquisite Tweets from @Dannythefink, @ladyhaja

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  2. @BritainElects People wanted a referendum and wanted Brexit (even though I preferred to remain). Calling it "their" referendum

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    Daniel Finkelstein

    @BritainElects suggests people blame them for having it. This is only true of some people in the minority like me. And by the

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    Daniel Finkelstein

    @BritainElects way, Labour voted for having the referendum in both Houses of Parliament.

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  4. Well, as it happens you and I agree that leaving creates a crisis. Most people don't. The Tories called a vote because people

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    wanted it. So much dos they want it that Labour voted for it too. So in fact both parties called the referendum. You act as if

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    Daniel Finkelstein

    the poll is amazing because people are not punishing the Tories for calling a vote that they wanted and which achieved a result

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    that they favour. Perhaps it isn't as surprising as all that?

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  6. They did not cause a crisis. Sorry. They gave people a vote (with the support of Labour) which, if it causes a

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    Daniel Finkelstein

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  8. crisis will do so because people did not choose the option the government advised. You would expect people to

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    take quite a charitable view of their own decision.

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    I'm afraid I think that, understandable though it is, the use of a London young media person's view of Brexit

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  10. is not a good way to understand the poll. Sympathetic though I am to that view myself.

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    Daniel Finkelstein

  11. u genuinely think most ppl gave a fig about vote b4hand? Not the impression I got. Assuage Tory infighting + UKIP

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    Hannah Jane Parkinson

  12. Your mistake is to see it as a crisis when people don't. Now it may turn into one. You and I think that very possible. But

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    Daniel Finkelstein

    people made the decision. You see it as very bad, but naturally they don't.

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    Daniel Finkelstein

    Yes I do. I think the demand for it was ultimately irresistible. The left's failure to understand this strand of

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    Daniel Finkelstein

    By which I don't mean its failure to support a referendum in 2010, I mean its failure to appreciate how strong an

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    issue like that is. You talk of Ukip as if those people weren't real voters or of the Tory Eurosceptics as if they

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    Daniel Finkelstein

    were some silly concern of Cameron's. But they won the referendum, that's how strong a force they are.

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