The people are demanding a second referendum!
As of 4:00pm, the petition titled “EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum” has gathered over 1,695,394 signatures. This marks one of the largest petitions ever made and signed by the British public. With an average of 12,184 every 5 minutes, the petition shows no signs of slowing down.
To be part of the petition, you need to be a British citizen or a UK resident. Click Here to sign the petition.
The UK voted to leave the European Union as of yesterday and even though the ‘divorce’ process is going to take several years to complete, many people are wondering whether the right decision was made.
William Oliver Healey, the creator of the petition, has managed to gain a massive following behind his petition. For those who may not know, once a petition passes the 100’000 signatures mark, the petition will be taken to parliament and considered for debate.
Within his petition, Mr. Healey states:
We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum.
For many, the difference between leave and remain sides is so small that it does not constitute a fair victory. The nation is nearly divided 50:50. This vote has proved how polarised the UK country is. The whole of Scotland and most of Northern Ireland showed their unity and voted to remain, whereas most of England and Wales voted to leave.
There is no doubt that many of the petitioners are young students, professionals and under 18s. Approximately 75% of the voters between 18-24 voted to remain and have voiced their concerns that they have been shadowed by the older population.
It does beg the question, how fair was the voting system for the EU referendum. With plenty of videos online showing how some voters ‘wasted’ their votes hoping for outcomes that did not occur or in some cases, they voted with completely false information. Watch the videos below to see why some remain voters are getting very frustrated.