After an online petition calling for a 2nd EU referendum which was signed over 4.1 million times, way over the 100,000 debating limit, Parliament have announced that a debate will be held come September 5th.
The petition was originally rejected by the website, saying ‘we must respect the result and prepare for brexit’ Here is a quote from the petitions website:
”As the Prime Minister made clear in his statement to the House of Commons on 27 June, the referendum was one of the biggest democratic exercises in British history with over 33 million people having their say. The Prime Minister and Government have been clear that this was a once in a generation vote and, as the Prime Minister has said, the decision must be respected. We must now prepare for the process to exit the EU and the Government is committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for the British people in the negotiations.”
They have since stated:
”The Petitions Committee has decided to schedule a House of Commons debate on this petition. The debate will take place on 5 September at 4.30pm in Westminster Hall, the second debating chamber of the House of Commons. The debate will be opened by Ian Blackford MP.”
The UK voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48% in the referendum on 23 June.
The petition, set up on 25 May before the referendum, states: “We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the Remain or Leave vote is less than 60%, based on a turnout of less than 75%, there should be another referendum.”
What’s your view of this referendum petition?
Should there be a 2nd EU Referendum? Should brexit be respected and allowed to process? Will the debate be worthwhile and what will the result of it be?
Comment below your views of the 2nd EU Referendum debate scheduled for September