I am 99.999% certain I resolved the issue that caused one of my sites to be pandarised in January (a refresh) and not had the result I was hoping for. I cannot fathom why. Unless Google perhaps needs a longer time to see the violation removed before removing the flag. It's been fixed about a month now.
Hmm this website has been my livelyhood, my full time job, my pride and joy but really disheartened and feeling ready to sell it and move on. Really not happy.