What’s the real message of the EU referendum?


THE losers must accept the verdict of the people: that the UK voted by 17,410,742, votes to 16,141,241 – by 51.9 per cent to 48.1 per cent for Brexit. The essence of democracy is that the losers accept the message from the electorate with good grace. But then what is this message? It seems to be a very mixed one. This is that the UK leaves the EU, while allowing Scotland, Northern Ireland and London to remain. Here the votes were 62 per cent, 60 per cent and 59 per cent in favour of “Remain”. The problem is the result…

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