A 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.