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Old 05.05.2018, 19:28
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Take it from the Swiss: the Brexit referendum wasn’t legitimate:

Perhaps an example could be of help to illustrate this. Imagine 40 per cent of the population is vegetarian, 30 per cent loves pork but abhors beef, and the remaining 30 per cent love beef but can’t eat pork. A vote on the question “who wants to eat meat tonight?” should yield an easy 60 per cent majority, although both the pork and the beef options are rejected by 70 per cent of the population.

The reason is simple: “meat” is not actually a real option. “Meat” means something different to different voters, and the 60 per cent majority in favor of “meat” is the sum of mutually incompatible beef and pork eaters. Furthermore, any skilled politician can evade criticism of the “meat” option by switching from one definition to the other as convenient. The hazier the option, the more the result will skew in its favor.
Basically it's trolling the Swiss for having had to succumb to Brussels and disrespect their own vote.
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