AFIAK the Electoral Commission report and the Lords report both said "we recommend turnout thresholds and a more than 50% requirement for a binding referendum" - at which point the ERG proposed the "advisory" route and Cameron went with it. =>
I merged the EC issue (where the ERG helped distort the question) and Lords Report (which dealt with the constitutional ramifications of thresholds etc.) in speed tweeting but you don't buy it, and I don't buy your "it was all inevitable" for a second and there we are.
I don’t think “it was all inevitable”. I don’t buy an argument based on idea more likely or sensible modern based on two exceptional referendums (2011 binding provision about coalition, 1978 about a backbencher poisoning the well) rather than the others, inc its predecessor.
Also - got quite far back through constitution committee and no sign. In fact in 2010 they said this and they also said there should be general presumption against supermajorities and turnout thresholds. publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200910/ld…