A stupid argument that fails the logic test

The Remainers who lost are wailing up a storm. Never since the end of World War 2 silenced the air raid sirens has there been so much noise.

One of the arguments being used to abuse those who voted to leave is that older people inflicted their grumpiness on the younger generation who are going to have to live with the consequences long after the old bastards have departed.

Of course, they forget that the oldies they deride were young in 1975 when they voted to join the EU. They, more than anyone else voting, know what an abject failure the EU has been for the United Kingdom. Many of them have probably fought in wars so the whinging young could whinge without living under the jackboot of Nazi Germany.

But the real problem for these whining young people is they simply don’t vote, and therefore have only their indolence to blame. But they are young, they’ve learned that nothing is their fault, and they can blame others…and whinge some more.

The second accusation is that not enough people voted, and that there wasn’t a great turnout therefore another referendum should be held.

Again they forget their history.

The turnout for the referendum in 1975 to join the EU was 64.62%. The turnout in the referendum to leave was 72.2%…with a much higher population base.

The results from 1975 were:

Votes  %
Yes check.svg Yes 17,378,581 67.23%
X mark.svg No 8,470,073 32.77%
Valid votes 25,848,654 99.79%
Invalid or blank votes 54,540 0.21%
Total votes 25,903,194 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 40,084,594 64.62%

And the results from the Brexit referendum were:

United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016
Choice Votes  %
Leave the European Union 17,410,742 51.89
Remain a member of the European Union 16,141,241 48.11
Valid votes 33,551,983 99.92
Invalid or blank votes 25,359 0.08
Total votes 33,577,342 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 46,501,241 72.2%

As you can see, more people turned out to leave than to join as a percentage. Of course, it was many more as a real number due to population increases. Furthermore, more people voted to leave now than voted to join in 1975.

If a referendum turnout of 64.62% was good enough to join then surely a referendum turnout of 72% is good enough to leave.

The arguments and wailing from Remainiacs are unbecoming and retarded.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

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