Leaving the door open

I have managed to keep off my keypad during the continuing Brexit arguments on this page, but the letter from diehard remainer and pro-EU correspondent Veronica Hardstaff had me laughing out loud and deserves a response.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 04:57 am
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 05:02 am
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Her missive of Monday, February 18 was another plea for a second referendum and her final paragraph regarding the possible result speaks volumes about the mindset of hardcore remainers. 

The capitals letters below are mine, but I quote: 

“If a SUBSTANTIAL majority still want to leave, then so be it. The people really will have spoken.” 

I loved that word tucked away in there. Not just a majority, but a “substantial” majority. That looks like like wanting to leave the door open for further votes until you get the answer you want. 

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Veronica, I can only conclude that you studied abroad for your degree in politics. 

In a UK vote, from the election of the local darts team captain to a once in a lifetime decision on whether to remain or leave the EU, a majority of 1 vote is enough. A 1.3 million majority for leave in the last referendum appears pretty SUBSTANTIAL to  me. 

Terry Tiller

Kelham Island