Protesters take to streets of London Following #Brexit as Petition Calling for Another Referendum
|Protesters take to streets of London|
The UK Vote to leave EU have attract alot of protest
The petition – started by William Oliver Healey this morning – 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 less than 75% there should be another referendum.’
Most of the signatures in the petition came from from place with high number of student population such as North London, Cambridge and Oxford. More than 3,000
The parliament will consider a petition for a debate after it attracts 100,000 or more signatures, and the government will respond to a petition with 10,000 or more signatures
Accordly to DailyMail, Anti-Brexit protests broke out on the streets of London after a petition for a second EU referendum attracted 2million signatures within a day.The protests came despite a record 33.5million people taking part in the referendum – the highest in any election since 1992 – in which Leave won with 51.9 per cent, a margin of 1,269,501 votes.And today, Labour legislator David Lammy says Thursday’s result was non-binding and Parliament should now vote on whether Britain quits the EU, potentially ignoring the vote.
David Lammy say that ‘leave’ supporters now regret their votes and we should not destroy the economy ‘on the basis of lies and the hubris of Boris Johnson.’
London a separate petition is calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan to declare the capital independent from the United Kingdom, and apply to join the EU.
Anti-Brexit protests were also held in other UK cities, including Edinburgh, where Remain won by a vast majority – a result reflected in all 32 local authorities in Scotland, triggering demands for a second Scottish independence referendum.
The Tottenham MP said the Commons, where a majority of members backed Remain, should ‘stop the madness’ of Brexit.
‘Wake up. We do not have to do this. We can stop this madness and bring this nightmare to an end through a vote in parliament.
‘Our sovereign parliament needs to now vote on whether we should quit the EU.
‘The referendum was an advisory, non-binding referendum. The Leave campaign’s platform has already unravelled and some people wish they hadn’t voted to leave.
The survey, conducted after voting closed, found 75 per cent of those aged between 18 and 24 voted to remain in the EU. Some 56 per cent of voters aged between 25 and 49 voted for Remain, but the figure dropped to 44 per cent for 50 to 64-year-olds and just 39 per cent for the over-65s, according to the poll.
Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron described the result as a ‘great injustice to future generations’