During the count, a friend asked if the result was like normal elections where the majority may vote one way in total but when done by constituencies the vote could go the other way.
Some of us found it amusing, and explained that it was a total count and not on constituency lines.
But now it seems things may not be so clear cut. Yes, the referendum was a straight count, but it is just a big opinion poll and not anything with any legal force.
Parliament ultimately will vote on this, and already, some MPs are saying they will vote based on the way their constituency voted. This makes sense given that an MP is there specifically to represent his constituents. Surely that is exactly how he should vote?
So we may yet have a crazy situation of the referendum going one way but the actual vote in parliament going the other.
We should all be used to this as number of votes overall has never been directly related to number of MPs and hence number of votes on any issue in parliament.
We'll have to wait and see...