Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Three-way EU referendum - results

Despite a late surge* in votes for "In" (9 in total), there was no overall majority for any of the three options.

Once likely second-vote preferences were reallocated (i.e. the 6 votes for "Article 7a free-trade status" were reallocated to the 7 votes for "Out") the overall result is a resounding "Out", by 13-to-9 (59% majority).

Of course, having left, we'd be able to agree sensible free-trade agreements with EU (as envisaged by Article 7a), EFTA, NAFTA, China, India, ASEAN and so on.

A big thank you to everyone who took part!

*Results here. Voting closed midday 24 September 2007. If anybody wants their "Article 7a" vote reallocated to "In" instead, please advise.