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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:35 PM

17. minor mandate was needed

Cameron should've made the referendum subject to a 'minor mandate', since belonging to the EU was such an entrenched & historical british policy for 40 years. Leaving the vote to a simple majority made it susceptible to whims & caprices of an angered electorate, which was likely just temporal.
A minor mandate of 52.5% to 47.5% would've kept UK in EU (21 to 19 votes); Even 52 to 48 (26 to 24).
A minor mandate of 5 out of 9 is better imo, or 55.55% to 44.44%, to overturn an existing policy on a referendum. It's not a popularity contest, when it comes down to overturning existing policy to the whims of a momentary lapse in judgement.

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