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To think that the minimum criteria for implementing a referendum decison should be at least as high as for strike action?

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Rach168 Sat 25-Jun-16 20:58:41

The new trade union bill states that ballots for strike action for teachers and other key public sector workers are only valid if over 40% of the eligible voters (NOT just of those who actually voted) support it.

According to my (admittedly dodgy!) maths, only about 37% of eligible voters voted to leave the EU. Given the major ramifications of this decision now and for years to come, far beyond the inconvenience of having to find childcare for a day, shouldn't the standards for implementing a referendum decision be at least as high if not higher?

SoupDragon Sat 25-Jun-16 20:59:58

And you joined MN soecially to make a point that has been done to death?

whois Sat 25-Jun-16 21:01:14


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