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I see that if one believes the BBC ” Wales has said a resounding Yes in the referendum on direct law-making powers for the assembly.”

When the last result was declared, all 22 counties except one – Monmouthshire – backed change. Turnout is provisionally put at 35%. The final result saw 517,132 vote Yes, and 297,380 say No – a 63.5% to 36.5% winning margin

So 515, 132 say Yes.

And the Welsh population? 3 Million.



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  1. Meaning, a minority of Welsh have voted yes to laws being faxed direct to Cardiff from Brussels instead of going to London first.

  2. David

    You support first past the post, at least in GB. Not sure of your position in NI, but you have already made clear that you will oppose the change to Alternative Vote in the UK referendum in May.

    Under FPTP, the Welsh referendum was won, fair and square. So your problem is?

  3. So make voting compulsory, subject to the right to spoil the ballot paper. Australia has survived with that since 1924. A 98% turnout is good, provided you can say WTF on the ballot.

  4. If the TUV get 63.5% of the vote in the Assembly elections I am sure you will be claiming a resounding victory. Of course they will be lucky to get 6.35% of the vote.

  5. I watched the declaration. There was only two factions invoved – the Yes Campaign and the No Campaign. Following the declaration the Leader of the Yes Campaign was invited to say a few words. One would have thought that the Leader of the No Campaign would have been asked to follow him but no, she was ignored. Next came the First Minister, follwed by the Speaker of the Assembly, followed by the Leader of Plaid Cymru, the Leader of the Conservatives, and the Leader of the Liberal Democrats. All who spoke said what an important day for Wales this was and how Wales had been unified. All that is except the Leader of the No Campaign who, when she was at last invited to speak, congratulated the Yes Campaign in a gracious manner but did draw to their attention to the actual voting figures and pointed out that there were very many who did not bother to vote and asked the question why?

    I personaly feel very strongly that as the Leader of the No Campaign she should have been invited to speak straight after the Leader of the Yes Campaign and that not to be so invited was rude in the extreme and and yet no one sought to remedy this. In fact I think that once the victory for the Yes Campaign had been declared no one gave her a second thought. To me their behaviour was appalling and discourteous

  6. I wonder if any UK politician has noticed a place called England? …I guess not then.

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