Brexit: We may face much to moan about
The referendum gave results which showed a virtually evenly divided nation.
A 48-52 vote is obviously not a clear and overwhelming win. If you take the 52 per cent vote as a percentage of the electorate, it is 39 per cent of the population.
For a minority government (25 per cent of the electorate) to then pursue a great U-turn in the UK policy merely emphasises the point I try to make that our electoral system has imperfections which could easily be ironed out and given a more, and better, representative position.
No, Mr Haslett (Letters, October 20), I am not a remoaner, but I worry that those persuaded to vote Brexit will have much to moan about if we leave the EU trade area.
A D Freeman
St Lawrence Court
St Lawrence Avenue
NB. If we had a written constitution, a major change would almost certainly contain a clause needing at least a 2/3rds majority.
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