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Thread #165570   Message #4006325
Posted By: Steve Shaw
29-Aug-19 - 04:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
The idea of another referendum (a third, not a second) is one that I've reluctantly come to see as the only way out of all this, but it has nothing to do with the firestorm of the last 24 hours. This is about trying to prevent a NO-DEAL brexit, not preventing brexit altogether. It would be good if we tried not to lose that focus.

Polls can be quite useful, unlike those silly vox pops indulged in by the Beeb. The only effect of those is to increase disillusionment over people's apparent inability to get to grips with the issues and think for themselves. Proper polls try hard to investigate a large representative sample of people with non-leading questions. Any other kind of "survey" is a waste of time. You might as well ask the punters at a racecourse whether they like horses.