Day 577

Great stuff, better late than never (the opposite, actually, of our motto at Neverendum HQ) – the first ever mention in our media of how the Labour-run Scottish devolution referendum, held in 1979, resulted in a slight win for devolution (52% to 48% – sound familiar?) – but the result did not pass into policy because they had stipulated the rule that at least 40% of the electorate must agree. The EU referendum result was 37% of the electorate.