Brexit was seen by many as a dirty business... though, not as dirty as the underpants of many of the people who voted for it, official figures have revealed.
A poll by YouGov has found that if only the people who wash their pants daily were allowed to vote on the referendum last June, Britain wouldn't be leaving the European Union after all.
The survey, that asked 1,683 people across Britain about their washing habits found that only 81 per cent of those who voted for Brexit wash their undies every day, compared to 89 per cent of Remainers.
That difference would have been enough to swing the 51.9 per cent to 48.1 per cent result of the referendum, had personal hygiene been been a caveat for voting. But it wasn't.
More tellingly, perhaps, nine per cent of Leavers (1,566,966 people, ) wear their undies twice before cleaning them, while three per cent (522,322 people) wear them three to five times before putting through the wash. For Remainers, these figures were five and three per cent respectively.
Then, of course, there were the four per cent of Leave voters who ticked the "non applicable" box (double that of Remainers), suggesting that 696,429 of them don't wear underwear at all.