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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

hoola Bronze badge

Re: So, to sum up. . .

Sorry, you are wrong & this is the mistake that many make. The only numbers that count in any electoral process or referendum are of those that actually voted. All too often this figure of only 37% is banded around. That is 37% of those that were eligible to vote. The assumption that everyone makes is that all those who did not vote would automatically have voted to remain. There is nothing to support this and it is an irrelevance.

The turnout was a record 72%, of those who voted 51.9% voted to leave and 48.1 voted to remain. In accordance with the votes cast that is a majority for the 51.9% or a vote to leave. Any one who was not eligible to vote or chose not to vote has not had any influence on the decision. If people feet that strongly about the result, particularly if it did not have the outcome they wanted then they should have voted.

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