Use of Referendums

Put the world to rights here (off-topic discussion)

When should a referendum result be legally binding?

Never
1
17%
At any majority
2
33%
At a majority of 55%
0
No votes
At a majority of 60%
2
33%
At a majority of 2/3
1
17%
 
Total votes: 6

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metaldinosaur
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Re: Use of Referendums

Postby metaldinosaur » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:53 pm

I do think it should have been a larger majority. It would have stopped things being so tricky afterwards, and (assuming it would have been over 50% leave) it would have given the EU a kick up the arse to sort out the undemocratic way it's run.

However I was and still am (just about) a proponents of remain. Dispite this, I believe europe only has it's self to blame for losing a major player like us.

It has to be said though, I'm sick of it, at this stage I want the current deal approved (it's vauge but not destructive) and to move on.
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Re: Use of Referendums

Postby Ghost » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:43 pm

metaldinosaur wrote:I do think it should have been a larger majority. It would have stopped things being so tricky afterwards, and (assuming it would have been over 50% leave) it would have given the EU a kick up the arse to sort out the undemocratic way it's run.

However I was and still am (just about) a proponents of remain. Dispite this, I believe europe only has it's self to blame for losing a major player like us.

It has to be said though, I'm sick of it, at this stage I want the current deal approved (it's vauge but not destructive) and to move on.


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Re: Use of Referendums

Postby slayerslays » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:35 am

Interesting though that 64% of constituencies voted Leave but obviously many of their MPs did not honour that. And given that the total voting population of Scotland is 4 million the map speaks for itself
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/eu_ ... um/results