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20 July, Saturday

Millions sign petition to British government to stop Brexit

In three days the petition has gained more than 4.5 million signatures. That's well over the 100,000 needed to trigger a parliamentary debate.

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A petition asking the British government to reverse its course on Brexit has received more than 4.5 million signatures in only three days.

The official parliamentary petition launched on Wednesday is calling for the government to revoke Article 50, the mechanism that governs Britain's departure from the European Union.

"The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people.' We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen — so vote now," the petition states.

According to the parliament's official petitions committee, the site crashed on Thursday after receiving the highest-ever number of signatures.

Parliament will consider for debate all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures.


Deutsche Welle

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