"Remainder" has been created by two anti-Brexit voters who say they "wanted to cheer everyone up after a dismal day" after the EU referendum on June 23 when 52 per cent of votes were cast in favour of leaving the economic bloc.
"What better way to recover than hooking up with someone who shares your sense of existential dread," its website said. Remainder bills itself as the "dating and social app for the 48 per cent" and an exclusive platform for those who want to meet new people but also want to make sure they do not unwittingly end up on the date from hell with someone who voted to Leave.
It is also asking for donations on Crowdfunder, hoping to raise 5,000 pounds to launch the app and says it has had thousands of signups.
"We created it because all the Remain voters we know seemed so depressed. Our Facebook feeds had turned into a never-ending funeral service. We thought the best way of recovering must be to go out for a few drinks with someone who's in the same boat," the Remainder team was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
"We've hit on the perfect indicator of kindness, intelligence and good looks: voting Remain in the EU Referendum," the app's slogan reads. The app is set to be officially launched in the coming days, with their first event planned for London — the city with a majority of Remain voters.
Tatas to assess scene, may freeze steel works auctions for now
Tata Steel is set to freeze auction of its UK steelworks while it assesses the fallout of the Brexit vote, a media report said on Sunday. The Mumbai-headquartered steel giant had announced plans to auction its Port Talbot steelworks in Wales earlier this year. However, ‘The Sunday Times’ reported that the move has been put on ice as it assesses the fallout of the Brexit vote.
“The Indian giant will ‘pause’ the sale amid uncertainty over the impact of the decision to leave the EU,” the newspaper quoted sources as saying. The board is yet to make a formal decision but is under less pressure to sell after a jump in steel prices, which has cut losses at the south Wales site, the report said.
The company will reportedly stall the auction to await the outcome of a UK government deal to cut its 14 billion pound pension liabilities as well as talks on EU trade deals.