Calls for another referendum as UK regrets Brexit

It seems leaving the EU was such an unexpected outcome that now the amount of people who have signed a petition to vote

It seems leaving the EU was such an unexpected outcome that now the amount of people who have signed a petition to vote again is higher than the amount of votes between Leave and Remain.

Over 3.5 million people have signed a petition to have a second EU referendum based on the fact that the decision was barely unanimous.

“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”, says the petition.

After 100,000 signatures, as per the guidelines of petitions to the UK government, the parliament must at least discuss the possibility. However, many are saying it’s too little too late and the 1.1 million people who have no changed their vote should’ve considered the impact before the crucial moment.

Prof Curtice told the Press Association: ‘It’s no good people signing the petition now, they should have done it before. Even then, these petitions don’t always mean a great deal.

‘It has passed the 100,000 mark for it to be debated in Parliament. All that means is that some MPs will say, ‘It’s a terrible shame’, others will say, ‘Hallelujah’. Then that’s the end of it.’

Speaking at London Pride on Saturday, mayor of London, Sadiq Khan told the Press Association: ‘About 60 per cent (of Londoners) voted to remain in the EU, there’s clearly lots of unhappiness at the result. I think we’ve got to abide by the result.

‘It’s crucial that London’s around the table [at EU discussions], we are not simply the powerhouse for our country, but we are a city that voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU’.

There may be just a small glimmer of hope left, though: Scotland voted strongly to remain in the EU and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to protect Scotland from the effects of Brexit and hinted her government may try to block Britain’s departure from the EU.

Another possibility lies in the Emerald Isle – Northern Ireland is part of the UK and is the only country in the UK to have a border on an EU country, the Republic of Ireland. Remain voters are hoping that the two countries can put on a united front to either join together once more as part of either the UK or EU, or can somehow stop Brexit.

It’s very uncertain out there, but one thing is for sure: the UK will not be the same.

Tell us, do you think that the UK will be able to have a second referendum? Or is it all locked in?


  1. Brian Lee  

    I bet it’s only the losers who regret the result, not the whole of the UK, as suggested by your headline! If the losers really stopped to think about it, this result now gives Britain a golden opportunity to take a lead in the world again, instead of being a second class citizen, as it has been for forty years! The world will still want, or need , to trade with Britain whether ir wants to or not, especially in finance, and look at what it could do for Australia and New Zealand too – all that dairy trade that was lost all those years ago could come flooding back again, not to mention the ever popular Australian wines, which English people already love more than the French variety. No, I see a lot more good in this situation than bad, if only all those involved take the golden opportunity, and run with it!

  2. George Covacs  

    So let me get this straight:
    You pay £8.5 BILLION a year to be in a club where UNELECTED officials abroad
    tell you where to fish,
    what to farm, who you can let into the country and about 40,000 other things,
    all so you can be inside its trade barriers which make the world’s good 8% more expensive,

    • Loraines  

      So true. I’m so proud to be British now. We had to get out of EU domination and stand on our own feet again.

  3. George Covacs  

    The closet totalitarian left always whinges when they don’t get their own way.
    Democracy for them is just another impediment to achieving their hidden agenda of an UNELECTED communist world govt.

  4. Sally  

    Reading these comments tells me the comments by young people in Britain who say they have been sold out by the prejudices and conservatism of their parents and grandparents are probably right.
    Dreadful things are happening in the UK since this referendum result. People who have emigrated from Europe during the EU times are now being treated like dirt and told to go home.
    It turns out the party who was backing the change has now been proved to be lying, and like here, the people will pay, just as we paid in the last election and probably will in this one as people are taken in by the lies of the Liberal Party who have lied in the last two elections they won when they just changed their minds once they were in.
    A dreadful mess and anyone with any sense will know it’s wrong. This has happened for all the wrong reasons and getting their country back will eventually cause chaos in what was a basically decent place.

    • Brian Lee  

      I simply don’t agree with you! As I said above, this is a GREAT opportunity for the UK to leap into world leadership again – what is so dreadful about that? I see it as a great chance for Australia &New Zealand to trade with the UK – what’s so dreadful about that? I see it as a chance for the UK to take charge of its own destiny again, instead of being at the behest of European bureaucrats – what worries you about that? If that is a dreadful mess, then for goodness sake let’s have a dreadful mess here in Australia too – its just the sort of dreadful mess we need!

  5. Elizabeth Litster  

    You seem to have missed a few very pertinent facts that alter this story. The petition is being investigated for fraud. Over 77,000 signatures have already been struck off. People from 200 countries have been found to have signed. 39,000 signatures appear to have come from Vatican city which has a population of 880 and 23,000 from North Korea. The leave campaign is posting UK post codes for those outside the UK to use. Makes a mockery of UK regrets brexit.
    I didn’t win powerball on Thursday can I get a rerun?

  6. Roy Bridges  

    Rubbish, they had a vote got a winner, move on.

  7. Phil  

    What is it with the left? Democracy is only acceptable if it gives the result you want? I suppose that is why they had the commissars in places like the USSR – the masses can’t be trusted to decide for themselves and need to be guided, or forced in the right direction.
    The online petition already has questions over false votes. Its numbers are far less than even the ‘remain vote’.
    Its a valid decision, move on and implement.
    Perhaps Britain can now engage more with the Commonwealth and Anglosphere, and rule themselves rather than being ruled by unrepresentative Brussels bureaucrats.

  8. All this hysteria over Britain leaving the ECU is just silly. The powers-that-be, the EU and The World have had plenty of time to work out what they would do if the UK bailed out of the EU. Now it’s happened they’re running around like headless chooks, markets are falling and the roof has fallen in, Chicken Licken. If the financial markets et al just calmed down and waited, it would sort itself out without all this nonsense.

  9. A Rutherford  

    The petition was a scam, it had thousands of signatures from North Korea, The Vatican City, Antarctica mostly generated by some robot or other under the direction of those who didn’t like the result.. There will not be another referendum, we are out for good and as for Scotland they would not survive on their own.

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