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There are a lot of #CatsAgainstBrexit

Because cats have opinions too.


Jaya Saxena


Published Jun 20, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 2:10 pm CDT

On Thursday, June 23, the E.U. referendum vote will determine whether Britain will remain a part of the European Union. Both sides have lobbed arguments about the economy, immigration, national identity, and more, but you know what hasn’t been considered yet in the debate? Cats. 

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So Lilian Edwards started the hashtag #CatsAgainstBrexit to show the world where the nation’s felines stand. And, sure, why not?

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The Daily Dot has reached out to Edwards about the inspiration behind the hashtag, but she has not responded as of this posting. But as such a hashtag would suggest, cats appear to be firmly anti-Brexit, presumably because they believe remaining a part of the European Union will help keep Britain’s economy strong. 

Cats are also generally not as nationalistic and don’t believe immigrants are ruining Britain’s culture.

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However, there are cats that appear to be firmly pro-Brexit, worrying that remaining in the E.U. will mean more immigrants will continue to flood Britain’s workforce and drive down wages.

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It’s unclear what the nation’s dogs think of Brexit. Better ask the queen.

H/T Telegraph

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*First Published: Jun 20, 2016, 1:40 pm CDT