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If you count Labour as leave, then you get 58% leave. Not that I think you should.

I think that the result reflects that remain has started to use this election as a proxy for referendum, just as leave has done for a long time with UKIP. However, there's still going to be a sizeable number who vote for party loyalty reasons or because of personalities, and some who vote for policy reasons. Maybe even a few who vote for policy reasons over which the elected MEPs will have influence, you never know.

Not that it will stop the different sides from claiming victory, though.

by fjallstrom on Mon May 27th, 2019 at 05:49:07 PM EST

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