Patrick Smellie is one of the leaders of the Yes Vote group. In a post online on 10 June, he admitted that there would be a large No vote.
"You are undoubtedly right that there will be a large No vote. The polling, however, shows there is a large Yes vote available also."
Not only does he concede defeat in the referendum, but he is blind to the consistent polling that shows 83% of Kiwis are opposed to the anti-smacking law.