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Petition for Second Brexit Referendum Draws 2 Million Signatures

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posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:02 PM
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So just a day after those that voted for the Brexit were celebrating the result, there is now a petition with 2 million signatures for a second referendum. It only needs 100,000 signatures to be considered in parliment, so will there be a second referendum? Will all those that supposedly feel bad after voting for leave, now switch and vote to remain in second referendum?

It wouldn't suprise me at all, what with all the celebrity's coming out and saying how bad the decision was and what a shame it was for the country and future generations... Like celebs are the experts, unfortunately what they say though does influence some people



The online petition has more signatures than any other on the House of Commons website. Since it passed 100,000 names, Parliament will consider it for debate, the BBC reports.


The online petition site, hosted by the House of Commons website, crashed Friday because so many people tried to access it, the Associated Press reported. The petition also called on the government to implement a rule saying that if either side won less than 60% of the vote based on a voter turnout of less than 75%, there should be another referendum.

The voter turnout on Thursday was 72%, and “leave” won with 52% to 48% for “remain.”


The online petition site, hosted by the House of Commons website, crashed Friday because so many people tried to access it, the Associated Press reported. The petition also called on the government to implement a rule saying that if either side won less than 60% of the vote based on a voter turnout of less than 75%, there should be another referendum. The voter turnout on Thursday was 72%, and “leave” won with 52% to 48% for “remain.” Officials said Friday that they saw unprecedented interest in the measure. Prime Minister David Cameron said there would be no second referendum. However, Parliament member David Lammy has tweeted “We can stop this madness through a vote in Parliament” and that there should be a vote in Parliament next week on whether to move forward with Brexit.


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So a second referendum isn't set in stone yet, but I did notice how the petition was hosted by the house of commons website. It happened to Ireland with the Lisbon treaty, when they voted no to it, and it was pushed through after a second vote, so don't be surprised if it happens with the Brexit vote.



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posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:05 PM
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There is at least 17 million of us willing to sign another, for no second referendum.


Sore losers. Every single signatory.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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Whether it's REGExit (Regret Exit) or BRExit, about 50% of British will be unhappy with the results, it seems. Is there a higher power that can put a stop to the petition, counter-petition, wash-rinse-spin-repeat loop madness?
edit on 6/25/2016 by carewemust because: Are British Citizens BOLD or STATUS QUO minded?



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

True but that counter petition doesn't exist yet, nudge, wink...

I don't think it works like that though?



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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Second Brexit Referendum hahaha.... surely the Brits are not that stupid for a 2nd!

Propaganda at it's best!


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posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: Hazardous1408
There is at least 17 million of us willing to sign another, for no second referendum.


Sore losers. Every single signatory.



Kinda what I was thinking. If people were so upset, and the majority wanted to not Brexit/take back their "leave" vote, you'd be seeing at least 6-10 million signatures.

With 2million-3million it just shows that most people accept the vote for what it is. Sure, there are the super pissy feeling people about it, but most are probably willing to go with the flow at this point.

Voting for independence, at least in my mind, is kind of a "no take backs!!" situation..

Y'all Brits will be fine! Keep it positive. Trus in yourselves that you can do it, and you will. Convince yourselves that you're doomed, and it'll only hurt the recovery process. (which it seems there is little to "recover" from in all reality) Self fulfilling prophecy and all that.....



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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celebrity's coming out and saying how bad the decision was


Like Coldplay for instance, who's Chris Martin actually lives in LA.

Complete joke.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: carewemust




Is there a higher power that can put a stop to the petition, counter-petition, wash-rinse-spin-repeat loop madness?


There may well be a higher power that can do just that, They need to project the idea of free will/choice though.
Perhaps the whole show was just to create even more division in the country? It will be interesting to see how events unfold.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:33 PM
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The answer is for all 2 million to throw a dice when all have got a one three times the second referendum can begin?




posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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With the data from the first election, they'll know better how to rig the second one.

Gotta shake out the flaws in their electioneering process. Consider this last one just a trial run.




posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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I keep seeing this argument online that 75% is needed for the vote to be valid. Why? Democracy gives you the right not to vote and approx 28% of the UK population exercised that right. Any presumption on how they would vote is just speculation.

I saw a silly comment in one online news source saying that only 38% of the UK population voted to leave (when you include the 28% who did not vote).

If we apply the same argument then:

32.8% did not vote in Scotland which reduces the remain vote there to 38.98%

37.1% did not vote in Northern Ireland which reduces the remain vote there to 35%

It is such a silly argument I am surprised that I even bothered working these percentages out.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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We were told there will be only one referendum, no turning back from the decision...



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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The types who are pro-EU point to just how smart it was to exit:

immigrants who refuse to integrate;
welfare types wanting a permanent handout;
career politicians (LOL < used car salesmen);
driveway resurfacers;
liberal media shills;
aluminum siding salespeople;
eskimo refrigerator salesmen;
liberal dolt celebrities.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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Will they vot now as long as it needs till the results are what the EUrocrates like???

Why are people stupid like the regreters? To vote for something they don´t know anything about. They start to google what happens when the UK leaves the EU... AFTER VOTING.

So, why did the regreters vote at all for the Brexit, if they regret it now? Why did they vote? Because facebook and twitter groups said to do so? How can one vote, not knowing what he is voting for? Because everybody does?

Thats a lot of stupid and externally controlled brainwashed morons, without any own opinions.
Tell em to jump of the cologne cathedral, telling them everybody does it nowadays, and they jump, with a smile in their face, taking selfies for facebook on the way down...

If you vote and regret, if you have suddenly other opinions the day after voting, because mass media tells you what to think, then you have lost, because of your own stupidity.

If a fairy godmother appears to you, giving you one wish for free, what do you think will she say the next day, when you ask her to switch your wish to another one, because you regret voting without knowing what you voted for???

She will do what the whole EU does now, she will laugh at you...

But you clever brits that don´t regret or voted "wrong", don´t be sad, it´s everywhere the same with the stupid idiots, every nation has them. They are the majority in every nation, without those idiots the rulers can control easily, the rulers wouldn`t be rulers...

Dear brits, be a good role model now and show the rest of europe that you weren´t wrong. But that means a lot of hard work, less hours in the pubs from now on xD



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes




We were told there will be only one referendum, no turning back from the decision...


Exactly! That was it no going back right? Well we'll see...



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 04:26 PM
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Lol. Idiots upset they lost.

So what, best 2 out of 3? Best 3 out of 5? When does this end?

Sore losers.

Also as a leftie I never understood the left's support of the EU. Not sure how any self-respecting leftwinger can support an institution that forces destructive austerity measures. Horrible for the working class, horrible for the economy, horrible for everyone except the banksters



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

The Government can ignore it. They recognised about 495 referendums last year, only debated about 22.

The debates are pretty pathetic, usually just 10-20 moronic MPs with nothing better to do with their time.

The "Ban Trump from the UK" one was pretty hilarious.
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posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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As an American, I'm not going to knock this right now. I have a feeling that in November the idea of a re-vote is going to sound pretty good.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 04:33 PM
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beware those re-seeking office
what a cretinous society we have



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: VictorVonDoom

no its not.




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