The petition for a new referendum on Brexit has signed more than a million people


A petition to hold a new referendum on Brexit has signed more than 1.1 million people.

“We, the undersigned, call on the government to implement the rule according to which a referendum should be stopped or cancelled if voted less than 60% of voters with a turnout of below 75 per cent,” the statement says.

Under current rules, any petition that has gathered more than 10 thousand signatures shall be required to meet the British government and a petition, collecting more than 100 thousand signatures, required to consider the Parliament.

A referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU took place on 23 June. By the end the supporters of Brexit scored 51.9 percent (17.4 million people) and opponents of this decision is 48.1% (16,14 million). The turnout in the referendum amounted to 71.9%.

The most popular idea of withdrawal from the EU was used in England and Wales. In Scotland and Northern Ireland, the majority scored the proponents of Britain in the European Union. After summing up the vote, the first Minister of Scotland Nicola Stargen stated that the second two years a referendum on independence would be conducted “with high probability”.

In Brussels, in turn, urged the UK authorities as soon as possible to start the implementation of the decision on withdrawal from the EU. “We expect the United Kingdom government will begin to execute the decision of the British people as soon as possible, no matter how painful this process”, — was stated in the joint statement of the leaders of the Union.

After the referendum Prime Minister David Cameron announced the decision to resign. He explained that doing this because he considers the correct preservation of Britain in the EU.