For those who haven't yet seen/ signed the petition for a 2nd Referendum..

(125 Posts)
ParanoidGynodroid Sat 25-Jun-16 10:25:53

Here is the link:

petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215

It may not do any good but, hey, it can't hurt.

DorynownotFloundering Sat 25-Jun-16 10:28:31

If Scotland is looking at one why not us?
(Genuine question... was told yesterday the petition was invalid as worded wrongly)
Signed it anyway !

howtorebuild Sat 25-Jun-16 10:29:25

I love the petition response from remain voters not yet in acceptance nor believe in democracy. You will lose again and cause more unrest be it social or financial.

AtAt Sat 25-Jun-16 10:29:37

I'm not sure I agree with this. I voted remain, and although the vote went the opposite way to what I wanted, I won't be signing. The public have spoken. If the roles were reversed, I'm sure the remain camp wouldn't be happy if this went ahead. Sorry OP, know you are only sharing.

howtorebuild Sat 25-Jun-16 10:30:48

I feared riots, so I welcome the petition instead.

ParanoidGynodroid Sat 25-Jun-16 10:31:43

Whether or not it's invalid, having a huge amount of signatories at the very least sends a message, and it will have to be discussed in parliament.

Heck yes, Scotland are going to keep having them until they get the result they want!

frankie001 Sat 25-Jun-16 10:32:23

I won't be signing it. This is a democracy and the majority have spoken. It isn't what I voted for, but I will accept it, as I'm sure others would if the result was the other way round.
Sorry op

Littlemisslovesspiders Sat 25-Jun-16 10:33:48

How about instead you try and encourage younger people to vote considering only 25% did!

pensivepolly Sat 25-Jun-16 10:33:52

Thank you for posting the link - signed. I am incredulous at what this country has done to itself. The countless opportunities to say "told you so" over the next several months and years is very cold comfort.

Iguessyourestuckwithme Sat 25-Jun-16 10:34:13

This is democracy. We ask the people, they respond and we follow their directive.

You would be up in the arms if REMAIN had won at the referendum and we turned around and said "you didn't understand, we don't agree with your decision, your I'll informed and don't know what you're talking about, you're wrong so we're going to decide for you"

Duckyneedsaclean Sat 25-Jun-16 10:34:41

If remain had won by 4%, would you believe it was undemocratic?

HatHardOn Sat 25-Jun-16 10:37:07

Around half of the country voted remain, I don't think you can that democracy. A second referendum would be fair as the remain campaign was woeful at getting all of the relevant information out there necessary to counteract the 'but immigration' nonsense. An awful lot of people are now coming forward saying they regret their leave vote but had no other information at the time. Plenty more thought a leave win was out of the question so didn't vote and now will.

A second referendum isn't silencing the leave voters, they can still vote leave again.

Duckyneedsaclean Sat 25-Jun-16 10:40:25

Yup, keep going until you get the answer your want. Very democratic.

Tate15 Sat 25-Jun-16 10:44:21

A referendum isn't like a Hollywood film franchise!

Arkwright Sat 25-Jun-16 10:45:02

The electorate has decided, there are no second chances. If they have a second go there will be riots. If remain had won there wouldn't be this backlash.

PeaceOfWildThings Sat 25-Jun-16 10:46:46

I think England and Wales should get an Indyref, and then leave the EU. That way, Scotland and NI simply stay in the EU and go from here, and it will be far less expensive, less messy, much more amicable.

PaintedDrivesAndPolishedGrass Sat 25-Jun-16 10:48:39

Maybe we could do best of three or Referendum it's a knock out with a team from both sides or tiddlywinks or something else as ridiculous. Regardless of however many signatures are given it won't change a thing.

Lunar1 Sat 25-Jun-16 10:49:08

Amazing how many people don't like democracy when something doesn't go their way.

GloGirl Sat 25-Jun-16 10:49:49

I am genuinely considering culling my Facebook friends list based on the idiots who sign the petition. It's the worst thing I've ever seen.

Now we've all had a go let's move the goal posts! As someone said yesterday - it's shouting "Best of 3" when you've just lost a match.

whatsonyourplate Sat 25-Jun-16 10:49:50

Where is that figure from Littlemiss? I can't find it.

HatHardOn Sat 25-Jun-16 10:50:28

If leave voters had credible reasons for voting leave, perhaps but it is ridiculous to expect half a population to go along with a decision that is damaging to them.

I have several friends who are now at risk of losing their jobs, they're all remain voters. I have several family member who do not have jobs (retired/on benefits), they voted leave and aren't affected in any way at all. This is just a small window into the rest of the country and it cannot be called fair.

Valentine2 Sat 25-Jun-16 10:50:30

Thanks for posting. Me and my family have signed this as well as the petition to separate London from ex Great Britain and make it a separate city state .

BagOfGiraffes Sat 25-Jun-16 10:50:38

Great idea......
And maybe there should also be a pre-voting round with separate boxes depending on the way you intend to vote and then all those voting the way that you don't like could be excluded from the final vote
That would be the majority then.....
Democracy sucks doesn't it?!

Foxyloxy1plus1 Sat 25-Jun-16 10:50:38

We may not like the result, but do you really want another bout of lies, damned lies, statistics, flawed arguments, vitriol and bile.

I voted remain. It isn't. Maybe if more than 75% of voters had voted, it would be different. Maybe if more 18-24 years olds had voted, it would be different. Maybe if there had been a fair and honest assessment of leave and remain, it would be different.

Are we to go on ad infinitum until either one side or another he other has such a definitive outcome that no one could possibly disagree.

UterusUterusGhali Sat 25-Jun-16 10:51:53

But the Leave campaign was full of lies!
Apparently lots of people are regretting their decision already.
It was such a tiny majority. I do wish 16 & 17 year olds could vote; it's their future.

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