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AIBU to start to wonder if this petition might actually lead to something?

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ConcernedParent88 Mon 27-Jun-16 17:03:29

I thought nothing of it at first. Even when over the weekend it had got 2.5M signatures I still thought it was just a lot of people spitting their dummy out because they lost.... but now it's over 3.7M and growing, rapidly. So I've signed it too.

Do you think it might actually make a difference!!?

Madbengalmum Mon 27-Jun-16 17:04:38

Errr, no

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 27-Jun-16 17:06:26

Yes. It's hugely fraudulent and even if it was adopted, it wouldn't be backdated to Thursday's referendum - it would just be in place for future referendums. There's no legal grounds to backwards apply this.

It's only 3 mil, too, and most of them aren't valid. If it got 18m, from the electorate only,
it'd be meaningful.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 27-Jun-16 17:07:09

For clarity I meant yes YABU, not yes it will make a difference.

PurpleDaisies Mon 27-Jun-16 17:08:37

No. I voted remain and I'm really sad we're leaving. That was the result. There's no way we're staying in now.

honeysucklejasmine Mon 27-Jun-16 17:08:45

More interesting, I think, is the petition to require politicians to tell the truth whilst campaigning, or at least provide the sources of their claims.

That would make the world of difference in every vote.

PortiaCastis Mon 27-Jun-16 17:08:56

77,000 signatures have been removed by the petitions committee who are investigating for fraudulent activity.

akkakk Mon 27-Jun-16 17:10:09

- David Cameron has ruled out a second referendum
- it has been debated on here lots
- it has too high a % of fraudulent votes, and no-one can accurately say how many, but it is safe to say that the Pope probably isn't interested in wanting a second referendum!
- it would be totally against democracy
- the number of people is a small percentage (still less than 10%) of the eligible voters, and still a small % of those who voted remain (assuming that they were all valid votes!)

not going to happen, so YABU grin

OnionKnight Mon 27-Jun-16 17:11:42

It's not hugely fraudulent at all, the fraudulent signatures have been removed.

honeysucklejasmine Mon 27-Jun-16 17:12:29

LilySnape Mon 27-Jun-16 17:12:57

It doesnt mean a thing rules are rules Brexit won by nearly 2million votes and we are leaving. Remain voters are just been bloody pathetic now Tbh and people are sick of it, just move out of the UK if you obviously hate it so much

LilySnape Mon 27-Jun-16 17:14:15

And everyone signing it are the people who couldnt legally vote anyway or didnt bother too!! There is no regulation on this petition or rules like a referendum has so it will never be real

OnionKnight Mon 27-Jun-16 17:15:15

Really Lily, everyone?

DustyBustle Mon 27-Jun-16 17:18:25

Out of interest did you vote Lily ? I mean are you old enough?

ThePinkOcelot Mon 27-Jun-16 17:20:30

It's bloody ridiculous tbh!

Permanentlyexhausted Mon 27-Jun-16 17:21:36

Yes, it's worth signing the petition if it is something you feel strongly about. Lobbying your MP is probably a good (better?) course of action too.

The legislation put into place to hold this referendum did not specify it would be binding on Parliament. It is merely advisory. Parliament do not have to abide by the result. That is up to our MPs to decide.

Ineedmorelemonpledge Mon 27-Jun-16 17:22:40

I keep imagining the emails beeping into David Cameron's inbox and and out of office reply bouncing back...

Actually this petition was set up by a Brexiter before the voting day because he thought they'd lose. Now it seems like he's throwing his toys right out of the pram about it.

Strange because the remain people are being told by Piglet and Pooh to suck it up and get on with it in the bane of democracy.

Actually it'd be better if there was a Petition stating that David Cameron had no right to agree to leaving the EU without a parliamentary vote based on a referendum opinion, because we have Parliamentary Democracy in this country.

Ineedmorelemonpledge Mon 27-Jun-16 17:23:54

Name not bane.

ApocalypseSlough Mon 27-Jun-16 17:24:32

I hope it makes a difference. I've signed it and written to my MP who is pressing for a second referendum.

MyLlamasGoneBananas Mon 27-Jun-16 17:28:09

Last I heard they were still going through it having "only removed a fraction of the suspected fraudulent entries".
Some poor sod must have been doing overtime yesterday then if they've removed them all.

Ard you sure this won't a thread started just to post yet another link to this petition?

Rumpelstiltskin143 Mon 27-Jun-16 17:31:12

Silly, silly people, don't they want democracy?

Every time we have an election we can stamp our feet and do it over if it's not the result we want?

Give me a break. And the Remainers are saying the Leavers are idiots.

PortiaCastis Mon 27-Jun-16 17:32:00
The bbc says bots are signing

NewLife4Me Mon 27-Jun-16 17:33:11

Is there something wrong with the referendum board?
YABVU to spout shit on here.

LilySnape Mon 27-Jun-16 17:34:23

Obviously im old enough hmm and yes i voted leave

PortiaCastis Mon 27-Jun-16 17:37:08

Someone left a script running and signed the petition 33,000 times
See earlier link

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