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Letters Brexit: decision of divided country

Author’s reply to Hanretty and Ford

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 15 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4424
  1. Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder professor of geography
  1. School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
  1. danny.dorling{at}

I thank Hanretty and Ford for their comment.1 They make an interesting point, but I think that this has been over-made recently.

The term “size of the denominator population” explains that some population groups are bigger than others and that this matters greatly. The map published with the article shows the number of voters polled in each region, adjusted …

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