3 Million Demand Second Referendum On EU Membership


London: An online petition ‘from Brexit to #Regrexit’ demanding a second referendum on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has passed three million signatures.

By Sunday, 3,048,000 people had signed the petition on the official UK Parliament website, reports CNN. The signature has taken over the 100,000-signature threshold needed to force a debate on the issue by members of Parliament.

Set up by William Oliver Healey, the petition states: “We the undersigned call upon [the UK] Government to implement a rule that if the Remain or Leave vote is less than 60%, based on a turnout less than 75%, there should be another referendum.”

With a turnout of 72 percent, Thursday referendum saw the “Leave” campaign triumph with 17,410,74 votes that is 52 percent and the “Remain” team received 16,141,241 votes or 48 percent.

Meanwhile, Ben Howlett, a Conservative MP, confirmed on Twitter that the petition would be discussed by the House of Commons petitions Select Committee on Tuesday.