I won't go on about the smacking business becuase I have said enough on other blogs and likely will continue to do so but here I would mention a thought which came to me after hearing the dismissive Green's spokeperson saying the ref was pointless becuase only 54% participated. Maybe a goodly number were spooked by the damm fool political leaders rubbishing it .... pity.
However if you relate the 11% of 'yes' votes to the 54% of voters you find that they comprise just under 6%. From the enthusiasm of the 'yes' camp I'm sure a greater proportion of them voted than the disinterested and 'no' camps. So it is all rather telling. Truely a vocal tail wagging the dog.