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Saturday, 5 August 2017

It's the fat bastards wot won it ... Brexit and Obesity

Yesterday, I read a survey showing the geographical distribution of obesity in England. The map below summarises the distribution, with Rotherham and Boston picked out as winners. Then I recalled that Boston voted 76 to 24 (the biggest majority in England) and Rotherham voted 68 to 32 to leave the EU and I hunted out the Brexit vote map below. I couldn't get a closer comparison but I am sure there is someone out there who can superimpose obesity onto the EU-hating map and give us some idea how close the correlation is. It doesn't exactly cheer me up on a rainy day but it may do it for you. Click on the obesity map and it will take you through to the source.
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Should Britain remain in the European Union?
Remain
Leave
80%
50%
Northern Ireland shares a completely porous border with Ireland, which is in the European Union. Trade issues could arise between the two.

SCOTLAND
The Scottish first minister has said that a leave vote could trigger a referendum vote in Scotland to leave Britain. Scots rejected independence in a referendum in September 2014 by 55 percent to 45 percent.

Edinburgh
NORTHERN
IRELAND
Belfast
ENGLAND
Manchester
London, along with Scotland,
led the vote to remain in the
European Union, though the
east side of the city voted to
leave.

Liverpool
IRELAND
WALES
Birmingham
Oxford
Cardiff
The majority of Wales voted strongly to leave, except for the largest city Cardiff, which voted to remain by 60 percent.
London
POP. (M)REMAINLEAVEBritain65.148%52%England54.847%53%Scotland5.462%38%Wales3.148%53%N. Ireland1.956%44%London8.560%40%

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