To have a good giggle at the fact that the famous petition was actually started by a Leaver who thought Remain would win?

(18 Posts)
Ailicece Sun 26-Jun-16 12:38:02

It's at over 3 million signatures now.

Ailicece Sun 26-Jun-16 12:38:36

(That's a link to an article in the Independent BTW, not to the petition itself).

peachpudding Sun 26-Jun-16 12:41:01

why so few, that leaves like 13 million who voted stay that doesn't want a new referendum.

OOAOML Sun 26-Jun-16 12:45:03

I wonder if he is getting notifications every time someone signs?

toriap2 Sun 26-Jun-16 12:46:29

That is fab! He must be gutted. 😂😂😂😂

99GBPChargeToUseMyPostsJournos Sun 26-Jun-16 12:49:01

Why so few? Because many of us remain voters accept that the referendum was done fairly (even if many brexiters are now busy signing a petition to get a new referendum because they feel duped by the leave campaign)

99GBPChargeToUseMyPostsJournos Sun 26-Jun-16 12:51:11

He isn't exactly covering himself in glory.

It's daft enough he starts the campaign before the result, and then gets pissed off because it didn't go as he expected.

But to then come out and publicly state it, knowing that it then undermines the leavers that are saying 'how dare the remainers start this petition!'.

He can't be the brightest. Bless.

Veryflummoxed Sun 26-Jun-16 13:13:14

Ok. Five minutes.

WickedGirl Sun 26-Jun-16 13:16:04

I voted to remain

I believe the referendum was carried out fairly so I won't be signing this petition

It's like have a tantrum isn't it? That's how 2 year olds behave. Not adults

Oysterbabe Sun 26-Jun-16 13:18:55

I'm very passionately remain and think the petition is an embarrassment.

HereIAm20 Sun 26-Jun-16 13:21:13

It is made even funnier though that Farage said a 52/48 would not be enough of a majority when he too thought Leave was behind!

OohMavis Sun 26-Jun-16 13:24:41

Someone I know started a counter-petition to this today.

"If the sore looser remainers can start a petition for a 2nd referendum, we can start one to stop it!!!!!!111"

I did rather enjoy pointing him in the direction of that article grin

ScOffasDyke Sun 26-Jun-16 13:27:11

But a referendum is not legally binding like an election. The Government doesn't have to act on it, MPs have a duty to do what is best for their constituents and for the country as a whole.

I have signed; I don't want a recession, tax rises, increased racism etc which are the inevitable results of brexit

Wrt increased racism, do you not think that the damage has been done, the hate has been whipped up already?

originalmavis Sun 26-Jun-16 13:48:39

A sore winner? They really are a shower of tits aren't they?

The naked racism whipped up is very scary. We are out in Brexitkand today and I can't say I'm feeling the love...

SaturdaySurprise Sun 26-Jun-16 19:20:37

I voted for Remain, but I won't sign this ridiculous petition. You can't change election rules retrospectively, unless you're one of those dictators who win elections with 99% of the vote.

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Sun 26-Jun-16 19:34:37

It wasn't an election, it isn't binding, mps are not obliged to act on it

It contains no information on what type of Leave the leave voters want
- leave the common market to stop free movement of people?
- accept free movement for improved access to trade?
These are completely different outcomes

ChillieJeanie Sun 26-Jun-16 20:40:40

I wouldn't place too much reliance on the credibility of the number of signatures on that petition. 4Chan set the bots on it as a prank.

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