In all the turmoil what I keep on coming back to is the lies that were presented as a basis for the Leave campaign. My point is that in law there is the doctrine of misrepresentation: if you’re sold and pay for something that is manifestly not as claimed then the deal is invalid and you can sue for restitution.
Obviously politics is not law and I do not exactly know how that kind of principle could be enforced, but the small difference in the result – 4% in total – would seem to make some serious research into a challenge on this basis worthwhile. It certainly invalidates the result for me, particularly since the lies have been exposed since the vote, and in particular the Vote Leave campaign have deleted all materials on their website.
Good idea, this forum.
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