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Old 13.10.2016, 22:47
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Re: Wow, CHF to GBP exchange rate is pretty crazy at the moment...

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The best idea would be to adopt Australian-style compulsory voting and get everybody's voice heard in one final referendum. Failing that, perhaps require a certain majority (60% or whatever is the norm) to give a measure of comfort that the decision reflects a clear majority of voters. Whichever way the decision goes and it largely has no effect on me personally it would be good to know that most eligible voters want it. I don't think that anybody would claim that the Brexit vote, with its low turnout and close margin, represents an overwhelming majority decision.

There are plenty of examples of referenda closer together than Switzerland's. See marton's post.
Hardly a low turn out, more people voted for BREXIT, than ever voted for anything else ever in the history of Britain. Roughly a 1 million majority or 8% more people voted to leave than stay.
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