12 Feb 2017 10:31:
Hugh-man (11 Feb) claims that "The majority of people in the UK want Brexit."
The total of those who voted Out was 37% of the total electorate. Where is your maths?
In any review of choices made on a wide basis one can determine that those who are rabid devotees (of any change suggested) turn out in their maximum. Those who are content with the status quo often sit on their hands and fail to record their view. From this it can be observed that had the "idle non-voters" bothered to turn out the result of the referendum very likely would have been different.
The true failure of the wording of the call for the referendum was that no minima were set either for the total voters nor the majority required to be valid. Arrogance personified by Cameron (typically)
It was interesting in the extreme that Farrage claimed that a majority against him of the actual magnitude would not be acceptable; but of course he kept his mouth shut once he realised it was in his favour.
This message was last edited by marcbernard on 12/02/2017.