Brexit vote: best of three or five or..?
Dear Sir, — Yet again I read a number of letters from people who refuse to accept a democratic result. The biggest turnout in the UK to date.
A majority of 1.4m is to be ignored if we are to listen to some of the Remainers! Or keep voting in the hope that the result will change? Best of three or five or..?
Parish councils, county councils, local and national clubs have committees that vote on issues subject to a “majority” vote, just as laws are passed in Parliament, but some people seem incapable of understanding this simple process.
But just for a moment, as many would prefer to remain a member of the EU and its unelected politburo, let us look at unemployment: January 2018: Greece 20.9%; Spain 16.3%; Italy 11.1%; for the Eurozone 8.6%; for the EU 7.3%; Germany 3.6% (which encouraged the euro); the UK 4.3%.
So to all those who wish to remain in the EU please feel free to move into any one of the remaining 27 member countries, if you are so desperate. — Yours faithfully,
The unemployment rate in May 2018 for the eurozone was 8.4%, down from 9.2% in May 2017. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7% in May 2018, down from 7.7% in May 2017. The lowest unemployment rates in May were in the Czech Republic (2.3%) and Germany (3.4%). The highest unemployment rates were in Greece (20.1% in March 2018) and Spain (15.8%).
Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate fell in all member states. The UK’s fell from the 4.3% given to 4.1%.
The largest decreases were registered in Cyprus (from 11.4% to 8.4%), Croatia (from 11.3% to 8.9%), Greece (from 22.1% to 20.1% between March 2017 and March 2018) and Portugal (from 9.2% to 7.3%). Italy was 10.7%. — Editor.
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