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Just a reminder that we are nearly 3/17 of the way to getting it revoked

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NCforpoo Fri 22-Mar-19 09:00:55

Andrea Leadsom said there would be clear case for taking action if it reached 17million.

NannyRed Fri 22-Mar-19 09:04:47

Sorry for my ignorance, but why should it be revoked? There was a democratic vote, you seem to be disregarding the 17million people who voted out.

Whilst I’m not keen on leaving and less keen on a no deal Brexit, I don’t think a democrat vote can just be ignored.

QueenoftheBiscuitTin Fri 22-Mar-19 09:04:52

I highly doubt it'll get to 17m.

HoneysuckIejasmine Fri 22-Mar-19 09:06:59

The "democratic" vote hasn't been ignored. They've spent almost 3 years trying to enact it. They can't find a way to do it that doesn't involve massive economic and political damage. It's time to think again.

StealthPolarBear Fri 22-Mar-19 09:07:40

That vote was three years ago. Voters were manipulated and the situation has changed. Do you never change your mind?

ZippyBungleandGeorge Fri 22-Mar-19 09:08:56

3/17 what an odd way to present it

NCforpoo Fri 22-Mar-19 09:10:06

People forget it was a non- binding vote- like a consultation . And it was 3 years ago. Our elections are every 5 years and a lot changes in that time!
And as we know there was not full information given.
3 years is a long time. I think we should have another referendum with full information.
Thats my view. I don't expect everyone to agree with it. But I do hope anyone who does agree signs the petition. I just don't want us to assume it's a fait accompli.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 22-Mar-19 09:10:49

Surely someone would need to go through each signature and make sure each one is eligible to vote. Only then could it be taken seriously.

Alsohuman Fri 22-Mar-19 09:13:52

We don’t have one general election and stay with that government for all time, we change our minds. If another referendum is undemocratic, why isn’t May taking her deal repeatedly back to Parliament in the hope of a different result also undemocratic?

FuriousCheekyFucker Fri 22-Mar-19 09:15:37

Don't bother with the Petitions or referendums or elections.

We should run our political system on how many Facebook likes a post gets. It's the only fair way.

Damntheman Fri 22-Mar-19 09:18:05

People don't seem to realise that not allowing the people a voice once circumstances have changed and new information has come to light is ACTUALLY what is undemocratic.

Damntheman Fri 22-Mar-19 09:19:29

I suspect some checking of the petition would be done, given how large the numbers are signing it. HOWEVER, you you download the petition data, the numbers signing from abroad are not that many, and could well be easily explained by Brits living/working abroad. I'm a brit living abroad and I definitely still have the right to vote in British politics.

CoffeeRunner Fri 22-Mar-19 09:19:32

This pretty much sums up how I feel about the whole “democracy” issue.

CoffeeRunner Fri 22-Mar-19 09:20:46

There should have been a photo attached to that last message.....

NCforpoo Fri 22-Mar-19 09:21:18

That's a good way of putting it damntheman
Its gone up 500,000 since I originally posted. I'm still hopeful.

CoffeeRunner Fri 22-Mar-19 09:21:22

Ah, there it is 🤦‍♀️.

YetAnotherSpartacus Fri 22-Mar-19 09:23:24


Persimmonn Fri 22-Mar-19 09:26:10

We need a civil war, that’ll wake up the arseholes who’ve ruined our country.

BorisBogtrotter Fri 22-Mar-19 09:26:28

It is only democratic when it goes their way. British judges making rulings on British constitutional laws are undemocratic, parliament using its constitutional rights is undemocratic, MPs performing their role in a representative parliamentary democracy is undemocratic. Everything other than giving them exactly what they want when they want it is undemocratic and they complain we call them thick

iwantatattoo Fri 22-Mar-19 09:26:31

I voted yesterday morning and haven't had my confirmation email yet.

Damntheman Fri 22-Mar-19 09:27:27

I'd try again if it's been that long tattoo! Mine took a couple of hours, the site was really struggling yesterday. Keep trying!

iwantatattoo Fri 22-Mar-19 09:28:52

I'm worried that if I vote again it will be flagged up as a second vote though and won't be included.

sailorsdelight Fri 22-Mar-19 09:28:56

Keep signing people! It’s the official parliament petition thing - the signatures are checked -

FineFanks Fri 22-Mar-19 09:29:31

why should it be revoked? There was a democratic vote, you seem to be disregarding the 17million people who voted out.

THIS!! Let's not go round in circles until we get the desired result.

sailorsdelight Fri 22-Mar-19 09:29:35

More than one signing is disregarded

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