Mas­sag­ing the vote fig­ures

West Sussex Gazette - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - JOHN HUTCHIN­SON Pala­tine Road Wor­thing

With ref­er­ence to John Munro’s let­ter (WSG Fe­bru­ary 6), Brexit was not a mis­take.

The only mis­take will be if this dither­ing Maybe Par­lia­ment does not im­ple­ment the de­ci­sion of the ma­jor­ity. What non­sense peo­ple talk about ma­jori­ties. The ma­jor­ity for Brexit was de­ci­sive.

The cor­rect fig­ures for the ref­er­en­dum are:

Turn out 72.2% 46,500,000 To­tal valid votes 33,500,000 For 52% 17,400,000 Against48% 16,100,000 Mr Munro is mas­sag­ing the fig­ures. Some 30 mil­lion peo­ple did not vote to re­main; 16 mil­lion did.

If, as Mr Munro would like, there should be a 75% ma­jor­ity re­quired in any elec­tion then how long would it take to elect a par­lia­ment if all the MPs had to have a 75% ma­jor­ity to be elected?

Any party would have to have 75% of the seats to form a gov­er­ment? All this, of course, would ap­ply to lo­cal elec­tions and county elec­tions.

It would also ap­ply to all elec­tions of any kind as the prece­dent would trickle down to all from the na­tional level.

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