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Thread #165570   Message #3987215
Posted By: Steve Shaw
13-Apr-19 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
The referendum was not conducted on constituency lines. Yet brexiteers love to analyse it thus. That's because they see the stats as "confirming" that the result was clear cut. Well it wasn't. It was tight. And the stuff about "northern constituencies," etc, being leave is bullshittery. The fact is that a large majority of Labour voters voted remain everywhere, just about, and an even larger majority of Labour members voted remain. Take heed, Jezza. You're supposed to be standing up for better democracy within the party. A recent YouGov poll revealed that large numbers of Labour leave voters have changed their minds. In a new referendum, it's a good bet that Labour voters and new young voters replacing the recently-dead would reverse the result. Be very afraid, brexiteers.