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    Brexit How many voted, for and against.

    33,568,184 Voted 72.2% Turn out
    almost 13 million did not vote.
    17,410,742 Voted out
    16,141,241 Voted in.

    129 Comments

    Original Poster

    bbc.co.uk/new…lts

    telegraph.co.uk/new…ds/

    Potentially 30million voted out or 29 million voted in,
    But 13 million either could not vote or did not care enough.

    Just posted for clarity.

    So less than 38% of the total electorate voted to leave.
    In the words of Gil Scott-Heron; "Mandate, my ass."
    Edited by: "SmilingCrow" 13th Oct 2016

    Original Poster

    SmilingCrow

    So less than 38% of the total electorate voted to remainIn the words of … So less than 38% of the total electorate voted to remainIn the words of Gil Scott-Heron; "Mandate, my ass."



    fixed it for you

    Treboeth

    fixed it for you


    Wrong, less than 35% voted to remain and less than 38% to leave with the rest abstaining.

    Run the vote again now that the ice cream and pot noodle supplies are drying up

    Original Poster

    SmilingCrow

    Wrong, less than 35% voted to remain and less than 38% to leave with the … Wrong, less than 35% voted to remain and less than 38% to leave with the rest abstaining.


    so is less than 38% a higher figure than "less than 35%" ?

    So your still crying because you lost?.

    Original Poster

    markvirgo

    So your still crying because you lost?.


    who?

    Treboeth

    who?



    Any anti brexits, Time to move on and help to build a better UK.

    markvirgo

    Any anti brexits, Time to move on and help to build a better UK.




    Brexit always sounds very close to bricking it to me.

    Never mind the leave voters were mostly old farts anyway, give it 5 - 10 years and we can vote back in, the days of UK industry are over, we are not a powerhouse anymore and we never will be, unless you are looking forward to a rapid decline in wages and living standards we will never be able to compete with the likes of china and india, your patriotism is misguided anyway you celibate leaving the EU while our utilities and public transportation belong to European state owned companies and our government departments and NHS are being sold off to American companies to run, none of that has anything to do with the EU, all the brexit voters have done is reduce our freedom to get the hell out of here, reduce our rights and mute our voice on the world stage.

    Treboeth

    so is less than 38% a higher figure than "less than 35%" ?


    Is that so difficult to work out?

    Original Poster

    SmilingCrow

    Is that so difficult to work out?


    possibly as you stated my comment as being "wrong" and yet it is correct X)

    Error440

    Brexit always sounds very close to bricking it to me.Never mind the leave … Brexit always sounds very close to bricking it to me.Never mind the leave voters were mostly old farts anyway, give it 5 - 10 years and we can vote back in, the days of UK industry are over, we are not a powerhouse anymore and we never will be, unless you are looking forward to a rapid decline in wages and living standards we will never be able to compete with the likes of china and india, your patriotism is misguided anyway you celibate leaving the EU while our utilities and public transportation belong to European state owned companies and our government departments and NHS are being sold off to American companies to run, none of that has anything to do with the EU, all the brexit voters have done is reduce our freedom to get the hell out of here, reduce our rights and mute our voice on the world stage.



    Bla bla bla get over it and move on. I would move all the immigrants next door to the people who wanted to stay. Scotland can have plenty but just remember we bombed their house , killed their relatives, moved them to a foreign country where they don't speak the language and then when they are about 20 years old you will be asking why do they want to bomb this country.

    Time to move on guys, for the sake of your health more than anything.

    What is the point of clogging up misc with pointless threads? Everyone knows it was 72% turnout which is considered high turnout so please stop clogging up misc OP.

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    burningmoney77

    What is the point of clogging up misc with pointless threads? Everyone … What is the point of clogging up misc with pointless threads? Everyone knows it was 72% turnout which is considered high turnout so please stop clogging up misc OP.


    as I said posted for clarity 28% did not vote is all I am stating here .
    some people in other threads seem to forget this

    Treboeth

    as I said posted for clarity 28% did not vote is all I am stating here … as I said posted for clarity 28% did not vote is all I am stating here .some people in other threads seem to forget this


    Then remind them in the relevant thread then. They will kindly laugh at you if you dont think 72% turnout is high and expect 100% of people to vote.

    Original Poster

    Jack-L92

    Then remind them in the relevant thread then. They will kindly laugh at … Then remind them in the relevant thread then. They will kindly laugh at you if you dont think 72% turnout is high and expect 100% of people to vote.


    The point is people are claiming the majority from both viewpoints when the facts support neither, just 13 million voters who either could not or just did not want to vote.

    Original Poster

    As for clogging up MISC, if you don`t like it don`t read it

    The turnout for this vote was the highest turnout in a long time .. should be proud to say that you did vote and had your say - no matter the outcome!
    The U.S only has on average around 55% turnout on a presidential election!!

    http://a65.tinypic.com/16mgly.jpg

    Original Poster

    arcangel111

    The turnout for this vote was the highest turnout in a long time .. … The turnout for this vote was the highest turnout in a long time .. should be proud to say that you did vote and had your say - no matter the outcome!The U.S only has on average around 55% turnout on a presidential election!!


    Are you surprised with the 2 options they have this time oO
    I actually feel sorry for them, None Of The Above.

    Treboeth

    Are you surprised with the 2 options they have this time oOI actually … Are you surprised with the 2 options they have this time oOI actually feel sorry for them, None Of The Above.



    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/tw4AAOSwFNZWy1yr/s-l300.jpg

    Gets my vote X)

    Original Poster

    arcangel111

    Gets my vote X)


    Should be on every ballot paper, Pryor/Wilder gets my vote every time.

    SmilingCrow

    So less than 38% of the total electorate voted to leave.In the words of … So less than 38% of the total electorate voted to leave.In the words of Gil Scott-Heron; "Mandate, my ass."


    if a person cant be bothered to vote then they cannot passionately complain about the result.

    markvirgo

    Any anti brexits, Time to move on and help to build a better UK.


    What you mean better ? ...with higher prices already because of weak pound ? ...or maybe you think that your dole will be higher ?

    davewave

    if a person cant be bothered to vote then they cannot passionately … if a person cant be bothered to vote then they cannot passionately complain about the result.




    Perhaps those who didn't vote were the smart ones, considering we have business owners who voted leave to get away from EU red tape yet can't name a single EU law they are opposed to, perhaps people chose not to vote as they were undecided having not known what either option would bring as all the media bombarded us with was blatant lies and propaganda from Ukip and their ilk.

    Treboeth

    The point is people are claiming the majority from both viewpoints when … The point is people are claiming the majority from both viewpoints when the facts support neither, just 13 million voters who either could not or just did not want to vote.


    The way it should be read is that 13 million people were happy for the vote to go either way. Those 13 million are happy we voted out.

    Error440

    Perhaps those who didn't vote were the smart ones, considering we have … Perhaps those who didn't vote were the smart ones, considering we have business owners who voted leave to get away from EU red tape yet can't name a single EU law they are opposed to, perhaps people chose not to vote as they were undecided having not known what either option would bring as all the media bombarded us with was blatant lies and propaganda from Ukip and their ilk.



    ​perhaps yeah, or couldn't be bothered and easier to always complain about the result either way.

    pavel76

    What you mean better ? ...with higher prices already because of weak … What you mean better ? ...with higher prices already because of weak pound ? ...or maybe you think that your dole will be higher ?



    ​weaker pound is not all bad...there are pros and cons.

    it doesn't matter how many voted for against or didn't, we live in a democracy, if the people vote for something then it stands, anyone who argues against it is arguing against democracy simple as that. What next we don't like the way an election went so start legal action to change it.

    eslick

    it doesn't matter how many voted for against or didn't, we live in a … it doesn't matter how many voted for against or didn't, we live in a democracy, if the people vote for something then it stands, anyone who argues against it is arguing against democracy simple as that. What next we don't like the way an election went so start legal action to change it.



    ​Please, don't put ideas in their heads.
    *Maybe the 13 million who didn't vote were non English speaking immigrants who couldn't understand the whole thing so didn't bother!


    *This may or may not be a poor attempt at a joke.

    eslick

    it doesn't matter how many voted for against or didn't, we live in a … it doesn't matter how many voted for against or didn't, we live in a democracy, if the people vote for something then it stands, anyone who argues against it is arguing against democracy simple as that. What next we don't like the way an election went so start legal action to change it.



    It was an advisory referendum. People arguing that aren't arguing against democracy, they're arguing for parliamentary sovereignty and the upholding of our political structure.

    So it would be absolutely fine for the government to take notice of the result of this referendum and then order independent studies to analyse the short and long-term impacts of a Brexit, and come to a reasoned conclusion that accounts for the best interests of the economy.

    I know that is abhorrent to many but I'm simply pointing out a few facts about our system.

    SmilingCrow

    So less than 38% of the total electorate voted to leave.In the words of … So less than 38% of the total electorate voted to leave.In the words of Gil Scott-Heron; "Mandate, my ass."


    but in your system nobody would ever have a mandate to govern... the SNP got almost all scottish seats with 31% of the vote., its the system we live in. always have so yes Brexit does have a mandate. but what mandate did gordon brown have to sign us up to lisbon?

    We won you lost.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    It was an advisory referendum. People arguing that aren't arguing against … It was an advisory referendum. People arguing that aren't arguing against democracy, they're arguing for parliamentary sovereignty and the upholding of our political structure.So it would be absolutely fine for the government to take notice of the result of this referendum and then order independent studies to analyse the short and long-term impacts of a Brexit, and come to a reasoned conclusion that accounts for the best interests of the economy.I know that is abhorrent to many but I'm simply pointing out a few facts about our system.

    http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/stuartjhanley/Mobile%20Uploads/govt-eu-leaflet-promise_zpskpzabzty.jpg

    Perhaps the Government should have worded it differently in their propaganda leaflet then.

    brendanhickey

    but in your system nobody would ever have a mandate to govern... the SNP … but in your system nobody would ever have a mandate to govern... the SNP got almost all scottish seats with 31% of the vote., its the system we live in. always have so yes Brexit does have a mandate. but what mandate did gordon brown have to sign us up to lisbon?



    He had a mandate from Parliament because it was debated in the House of Commons and then voted on which is the system we live in.

    eslick

    it doesn't matter how many voted for against or didn't, we live in a … it doesn't matter how many voted for against or didn't, we live in a democracy, if the people vote for something then it stands, anyone who argues against it is arguing against democracy simple as that. What next we don't like the way an election went so start legal action to change it.



    Totally agree with you


    stuarthanley

    Perhaps the Government should have worded it differently in their … Perhaps the Government should have worded it differently in their propaganda leaflet then.



    Clearly they should have.

    It's funny how a large number of under 25s didn't bother to vote yet swamped social media sites complaining about the result . Unless you can vote via Facebook,Twitter , Instagram or an app it won't happen. They simply couldn't be bothered to turn up and vote . It's not shame on the oldies ,its shame on the idle , can't be ar$ed yoof.
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