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3 reasons that may have tipped balance against Remain: young people don't vote, bad weather (london) (Original Post) hill2016 Jun 2016 OP
Add to that President Obama standing on British soil and threatening to send them to the cherokeeprogressive Jun 2016 #1
Not one of his finer moments n/t SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2016 #3
Turnout in London was 73% SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2016 #2
read this article hill2016 Jun 2016 #5
It would have made little difference muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #6
I'm going with: Utter disgust and dismay with the Ruling Class. PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT. WinkyDink Jun 2016 #4
 

cherokeeprogressive

(24,853 posts)
1. Add to that President Obama standing on British soil and threatening to send them to the
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 01:22 PM
Jun 2016

"back of the queue" for trade agreements if they voted to leave.

Not good form threatening a country you're visiting.

 

hill2016

(1,772 posts)
5. read this article
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 01:25 PM
Jun 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/24/how-did-turnout-affect-the-eu-referendum-result/


As for London, there were fears that the heavy rain could have damaged turnout in the pro-Remain area. Several polling stations were forced to move because of flash floods. London indeed did have a lower than average turnout.

muriel_volestrangler

(100,949 posts)
6. It would have made little difference
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 04:06 PM
Jun 2016

Figures here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Results_of_the_United_Kingdom_European_Union_membership_referendum,_2016

London turnout 69.7%, compared to average 72.2%, so 2.5% lower. It voted roughly 60/40, so if there was a higher turnout, 1 in 5 votes would cut the Leave lead. So that's 0.5% of the London electorate, or 0.5*(2,263,51+1,513,232)/69.7=27,000, roughly. Compared with a Leave country-wide lead of 1.27 million, it's not significant. Even if London could have been a high turnout area, and the loss was twice as much, it's about 55,000 in 1,270,000.

 

WinkyDink

(51,311 posts)
4. I'm going with: Utter disgust and dismay with the Ruling Class. PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT.
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 01:24 PM
Jun 2016

Being ruled by one's countrymen is one thing; being dictated to, down to the shapes and sizes of vegetables allowed to be sold in markets, by Brussels is quite another.

NO AMERICAN WOULD STAND FOR IT.

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