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Letters Brexit: decision of divided country

Brexit vote: absolute numbers are misleading

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 15 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4425
  1. Christopher J Hanretty, reader in politics1,
  2. Rob Ford, professor of political science2
  1. 1University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
  2. 2University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
  1. c.hanretty{at}

Dorling writes that “the outcome of the EU referendum has been unfairly blamed on the working class in the north of England . . . [but] because of differential turnout and the size of the denominator population, most people who voted Leave lived in the south of England.”1

This statement is true but misleading. More …

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