Over 2 Million People Have Signed Petition to UK Gov’t Demanding a Redo on Brexit Vote

UK EUBritish citizens would really, really love a redo of that whole Brexit vote, and there is a petition right now on the UK government website demanding a second referendum.

The UK petition site is similar to the White House’s We the People site; if enough people sign the petition, it will be addressed by the government (and debated in Parliament if more sign on).

The threshold for a government response is 10,000 signatures. The threshold for a Parliamentary debate is 100,000 signatures.

The petition has over 2.2 million signatures as of this posting.

Here is the reasoning behind the call for a second referendum:

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.

Estimated voter turnout was 72 percent and Leave beat Remain 52-48.

Two pro-Brexit voters on British TV this week have expressed some shock that they’re actually going through with it and have serious regrets about their vote.

But seeing as how Prime Minister David Cameron has already accepted the vote and is planning to resign as a result, it’s unlikely the British government would grant this request.

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