We live in a country of democratic, majority rule.
Majority means the greater part or number.
Subsequently, a singular part more or higher number of something, would constitute a majority.
Therefore, if 17 million and 1 people had voted to leave the E.E.C. and 17 million had voted to remain, it would mean a majority had voted to leave.
And as we have already established in this lesson, as the definition of majority is the greater part or number, we know that to be correct.
Deal with it.
I know it may seem a difficult concept to grasp, but try.
And if you can't, go and live in a dictatorship, a Muslim country where women don't get to vote, or even drive for that matter, sometimes.
Or, even better, go and live in your beloved 'E.U.', wave you stupid 'E.U.' flag, sing your stupid 'E.U.' 'anthem' and pay all the bills for the gravy-train through your taxes, there.