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Appears that my guess of the UK remain was a little off. Actually, it was just a little off. Winning 51.9 to 48.1 kinda sucks, because what does one do to the guy next to you who still doesn't agree with you just because you won a popularity contest.
I hope that the Brits prove that they can fashion something that works. Staying in the EU was a "Damned if you do, damned if you don't" proposition. Unfortunately, at the end of the celebration by the winners, you are still damned.
The world is drifting towards a series of predicaments to live through. The Brits just figured that the would rather be poorer than to be a colony of the Germans/EU like Greece. That didn't go well either. I think that the right decision was made. I am not certain that congratulations are in order though.
Good luck cousins.