From: R S Clymo, High Street, Robertsbridge
As we reach the top of the slipway amid loud cries of ‘it’s the will of the people’, it may be useful to remember two things:
First, it was a small majority who chose to leave, and only of those who voted in the referendum. They were 37 per cent of the electorate.
A simple majority is often useful. It allows instability so that in a General Election, we can change the governing party every five years if we collectively wish.
Second, the referendum itself was a shambles. It was set up by the PM for petty party management reasons. We were all misinformed and lied to. Sensible countries require that a major ‘constitutional’ change, which this is, needs more than a simple majority. That gives stability in major matters.
It is our grandchildren who will judge us. I wonder what will they say?
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