(Original post by QE2)
Which people are you referring to? The 37% of the electorate who voted Leave? What about the other 63%? Who honours their will? Why are they being ignored?
And what about the thousands of new voters eligible, and the thousands of elderly voters who have died since 2016? (Over 60% of 18-24s voted Remain while over 60% of over 65s voted Leave). What about them? They are the ones who will be affected by Brexit long term, not some old, dead xenophobes and racists.
your arguments don't hold up well.
The first part is a huge deception based on the manipulation of statistics. You could make the same poor argument about any election in recent times.
For example - Labours 1997 landslide win.. one of the biggest and most decisive victories in recent memory. which was one with the support of only........ 30.8% of the total possible electorate. shock. We live in a political system that only counts your opinion.. if you vote.
What do we know? 52% of those who voted, voted to leave. 48% voted to remain. How would those who didn't vote, have voted? We will never know.. but you can't just add them into the other category without being incredibly dishonest.
Your second paragraph, also leaves out a crucial point of information. Yes more young people voted to remain, more old people voted to leave... it seems so simple that after 2 years, people dying + people coming of age, would mean its a simple remain win! right?
Except that you ignore the middle group. Its not just young people coming of age, and old people dying.. its the whole voting block aging two years. Opinions are far from static throughout our voting life, and the shift towards conservative ideals with age has been clearly documented. What you actually have is three movements, not just the two you mention.
Young people coming of age
Those already of voting age gradually shifting in a more conservative (in this case brexit) manner
The very old dying.
Were it as simple as only 2 years of old people dying and young people becoming 18, being enough to change the political landscape drastically.. we would have noticed it years ago. In reality, its a fantasy.
Your last sentence is incredibly ageist and disgusting also.
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