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Thread #166609   Message #4008295
Posted By: Steve Shaw
10-Sep-19 - 07:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Not even a real majority, Dick, just 38% of the electorate in fact. We are allowing just over a third of the electorate, and a quarter of the population, to drag us out of the EU. Long before the referendum vote I was arguing that the bar for leave was set way too low. My view was that two-thirds of a minimum turnout of 75% would have been appropriate. It wasn't like a general election, which we can reverse after a few years. It was, in effect, an irrevocable decision to end a 47-year status quo. Allowing a simple majority to do that was totally inappropriate. The referendum was fatally skewed in favour of leave. Add to that, as you imply, that the campaign was mostly heat without light which made it difficult for everyone to avoid being uninformed and misinformed, and we end up with democracy trashed.