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Although it's fair to say I am a bit miffed about the results of the AV referendum, I was pleased to see that Haringey voted a firm enough 'yes' to pass the Godforsaken post - 56.62% yes, in fact. 35.7% of us voted, a bigger than expected turnout, although when I was at the Hornsey Library polling station it was just me and one other guy. Do you think we could declare independence, like Scotland?
You're right - it's too early to tell what's happening in Egypt. It's just that the UK and the Middle East seem to be moving in opposite directions in democratic terms. I can't find stats on how many postal votes were cast in Haringey, although I did find this which is a nice site. 122 spoilt ballots: do you think they ranked 'yes' and 'no' in order of preference?
The Economist has a view on this. It characterises the Yes vote:
"So, hotspots of students or left-wing metropolitans. As if the sheer magnitude of AV’s defeat was not enough for the No campaign to crow about, this shortlist of Guardian-reading enclaves will be brandished gleefully as proof that electoral reformers really are the cocooned liberals of caricature. "
I hardly recognise myself.