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The great stitch-up

Stephen  Day

Stephen Day

The great stitch-up

  • 25.03.2019

Back in 2016 it was all very clear. Britain voted for Brexit, not just a little, but by a hell of a lot. In the biggest turn-out of voters in history, 17.4 million people voted to leave (52 per cent) whilst 16.1 million voted to remain (48 per cent).
Of the UK parliamentary constituencies 406 voted to leave and 242 to remain. Of the then Labour-held 232 seats, 148 voted to leave and just 84 to remain. Of the Tories’ 327 seats 247 voted Leave and 80 Remain. In the 12 UK regions, nine of them wanted to leave and just three supported Remain.

Now, I don’t know what you think, but, for me, that all adds up to a very clear pro-Brexit victory. So there should be no doubt the UK will be leaving the EU in a few days’ time, now should there? After all, our Remain-voting Prime Minister told us the UK “will leave on March 29, 2019”, didn’t she?

Even without a deal, because, as she said, “no deal is better than a bad deal” and “Brexit means Brexit”. (Yes, and I’ve just won the National Lottery but can’t find my winning ticket.)

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