Petition for second Brexit referendum - opten to BRITISH ex-pats0 Replies
There is an official UK Government and Parliament Petition being circulated calling upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60%, based on a turnout less than 75%, there should be another referendum. Turnout in the EU Referendum, for whatever reason (complacency, other things on their mind?) was less than 50% in the 18-24 age group, which is sad considering this will be one of the demographics most affected in the future by the UK's withdrawal from the EU.If a petition gets 10,000 signatures, the government will respond. If a petition gets 100,000 signatures, it is considered for debate in Parliament. This petition currently has 3,379,642 signatures and the number is rising rapidly as I write. Only British citizens and UK residents have the right to sign, therefore, unlike during the referendum last Thursday, this includes ex-pats. The petition has already been presented to the UK Parliament and is awaiting response. Maybe there is a second chance with this petition. If you are interested, here is the link to sign it to ask for a second referendum......perhaps, this time, it will also include ex-pats: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215If you agree with the content of this e-mail, then please pass it on to as many people as you know either by e-mail or social media as quickly as possible.If you do not, I apologise for any inconvenience.