26th June 2016

Have you signed it yet?   https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215 
Everyone says you have to accept the democratic vote of the people. But, was it democratic when up to a million living in Europe for 15+ years (like war-veteran Harry Shindler) were denied their vote - something no other democracy does?  Just think: if Harry and all those others had cast their (probably Remain) votes, that would have changed the whole ball-game!  Well, the above petition is growing exponentially on the internet, getting more than 1,500,000 signatures a day, a rate of c.1,000 per minute. It reads  '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'. Current no. of signatures 2,800,000!  A parliamentary debate must therefore  take place, by law.  Before Clause 50 is triggered, an enabling act by Parliament needs to be launched which grants leave to a new PM to do just that. Once the Votes-for-Life Bill is tabled and passed, those excluded British citizens would be given a new chance to voice an opinion in a referendum which demands a good majority. Will the government wriggle out of it? Let's wait and see.

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