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Thread #166482   Message #4003773
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
08-Aug-19 - 08:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Is this Brexit 4?
Subject: RE: BS: Is this Brexit 4?
My point still stands. In 2016 the electorate was approximately 46 million. Of those 17.5 million voted to leave. 16 million voted to remain and for one reason or another 12.5 million did not vote. I agree absolutely that by a simple majority the decision was leave but the fact remains that whatever happens, a huge number of the electorate will be greatly dissatisfied. The 1/3 is not mythical at all. 38% of the electorate voted to leave. 35% voted to remain. The remaining 27% is an unknown factor. Whatever happens, the government is going to alienate just over 1/3 of its voter base and do not know how the non voters and new voters will react. It is not as easy as following 'the will of the people'. It is all about how to satisy the needs of the whole population. I doubt very much that the current admninistration can do this.