Here’s my quick re-tabulation of the BBC local results, to show only the West Midlands. It demonstrates the ‘Leave’ vote surging across rural and metropolitan areas alike, in what was the biggest popular vote in British history. Of course, some are already trying to re-frame the narrative on the vote — feebly squeaking about voters being ‘gullible’, ‘tricked’, ‘racists’ or ‘illiterates marking their cross at random’. But their anti-democratic squeaking is silenced by the roar of the results, which was heard right across the West Midlands from Stratford-upon-Avon in the south to the Staffordshire Moorlands in the north…

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