EU vote claims do not add up
Sir, - In his rather convoluted attempt to justify the SNP’s “clear mandate” for yet another referendum, your correspondent Rod Selbie is guilty, in common with certain officials of the ruling party, of misinforming the public as to the true statistics of the result of the EU referendum in Scotland.
I trust the following will put an end to the nonsense, often stated, that 62% of Scots voted to remain in the EU.
At the time of the poll, although 3,987,112 Scots were eligible, only 2,679,513 chose to vote, with 1,661,298 electing to remain.
It is quite obvious that the latter figure does not represent 62% of Scots voters.
May I respectfully, suggest Mr Selbie consults his calculator. He will find that, if my sums are correct, 42% to remain is much nearer the mark.
This is anything but a “clear mandate”. Ian Kennedy. 1 Gray Den, Liff, Dundee.