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    Quote Originally Posted by boggart View Post
    So this 60% of the electorate that is being taken as an example would have meant that of the votes cast, it would have had to have been 83.2:16.8 rather than the 52:48 that we got, given that turnout was 72.2%
    Can you edit the way you have posted the numbers please, they make no sense.

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    Sorry Lankou, but not sure which numbers you are having difficulty with - was it the ratios??

    Put it this way, the electorate was 46,500,001
    To get 60% that would mean 27,900,001 would have to vote to leave
    There were 33,551,983 votes cast.
    To get to the required 27.9m from the 33.5m votes actually cast, it would have meant that 83.2% of those actually cast would have had to have been to leave rather than the 52% that actually did.

    There. Does that help?

    What is amazing is that 13m people couldn't be (expletive deleted) to vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lankou View Post
    What are you on about? The discussion was about the rules for the next referendum not the last one.
    Yes - so any 2nd referendum with remain in the EU as an option needs to get over your 60% barrier level.

    Do you think you will get over 60% of the electorate supporting remain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Jefe View Post
    Yes - so any 2nd referendum with remain in the EU as an option needs to get over your 60% barrier level.

    Do you think you will get over 60% of the electorate supporting remain?
    Given the probable bad consequences of a hard Brexit yes I do. People were not in any way informed before, they are now.

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    I just wonder if there would be as high a turn out if there was another ref. How many wouldn't even be bothered considering that they were ignored last time. I'm not sure politicians would be able to persuade many that it was worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lankou View Post
    I would love to live in a democracy but Britain is not and cannot be until there is proportional representation and a truly free media and free press.
    Well it would be a nice start if the duplicitous barstewards in westminster acknowledged a majority vote first
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    Quote Originally Posted by cromwell View Post
    Well it would be a nice start if the duplicitous barstewards in westminster acknowledged a majority vote first
    The problem is it wasn't a majority of the electorate.

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    We wont be in the eu ,nor the World cup Final or any nearer finding ET . I think I'll do it as a treble .

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