Petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU gains over 600,000 signatures and crashes site
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A petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU has CRASHED the government website after gaining nearly 700,000 signatures.
The UK government and parliament’s official petitions website has crashed several times this morning, possibly due to the high volume of people accessing the site to sign the viral petition.
Photo: Pixabay.comStarted by Margaret Anne Georgiadou, the petition states:
“The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.”
People have been reacting to Theresa May’s press conference held last night, where she told the public she was “on their side”. Given the country remains divided over what to do regarding Brexit, it lead to several people asking, what side is that?
I’ve signed this petition to revoke A50 and deal with the consequences afterwards - referendum, election, whatever. I have no idea whether these things do any good but after May’s astonishingly irresponsible speech this evening I’ll give anything a go. https://t.co/1XuQW3vuve— Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) March 20, 2019
Now a petition calling on the PM and her government to revoke Article 50 is fast becoming one of the most signed of all time on the government's official petitions website.
All petitions which receive at least 100,000 signatures or more are considered by the UK Parliament's Petitions Committee, however, it is unknown what impact this will have given the Prime Minister's unwavering commitment to leaving the Europe Union.
Margaret Anne Georgiadou told the BBC: "I became like every other Remainer - very frustrated that we've been silenced and ignored for so long.
"So I think now it's almost like a dam bursting, because we've been held back in a sense - it's almost like last chance saloon now."