House of Commons to hold debate on second referendum after historic petition

The House will hold the debate in early September

LAST UPDATED: 13 Jul, 2016 @ 10:14
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Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.17.52 AMA RECORD-BREAKING petition has forced the House of Commons to debate proposed referendum rule changes.

The House will hold the debate on September 5.

Over 4 million people signed the petition that asked Parliament to change the rules of the referendum. The petition specifies that any referendum with less than 75% turnout or any result with less than 60% backing be nullified.

A House of Commons spokesperson insisted that ‘in scheduling this debate, [the House is] not supporting the call for a second referendum.’

“The debate will allow MPs to put forward a range of views on behalf of their constituents. At the end of the debate, a Government Minister will respond to the points raised,” the spokesperson said.

A Leave supporter, William Oliver Healy, created the petition on May 25, nearly a month before the referendum.

He has since disowned the petition.





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  1. We need to understand that most of the votes are from people wanting to remain. Also, there is a high instance of fraud (some 77000 were removed previously). Still, it’s over the 100,000 level, but as May has said, Brexit is Brexit. Curiously, she won’t invoke article 50 immediately however, and of course there is the court case to make MPs vote on the matter. It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings…

    • “A Leave supporter, William Oliver Healy, created the petition on May 25, nearly a month before the referendum.” ….. “there is a high instance of fraud”

      I got the impression that the entire Leave campaign was a fraud.

  2. Apparently more than 1,000 lawyers have signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron saying the EU referendum result is merely “advisory” and not legally binding. Here it is in full:-
    “http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/in-full-the-letter-from-1000-lawyers-to-david-cameron-over-eu-referendum-brexit-legality-a7130226.html”

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