Regrexit: 3 Million Sign Petition on Parliament's Website

3 million young Britons sign an online petition to force Parliament to put it on the ballot again!

 

Putin, Cameron, Obama: One is excited by Brexit, one resigns, and says "Mistake, folks."

As buyer's remorse settled in today, Brexit became #Regrexit. An online petition demanding another referendum on Britain's decision to leave the European Union has gathered 3 million signatures.

Even people who voted to leave the EU, felt buyers remorse. Some voters said they didn't understand what the EU was, or what leaving would mean, or that their vote really counted.

Meanwhile, other EU countries were talking of leaving the Union. Sweded threatened Swexit. Netherland has Nethermind. Finnish is well, a reference to Finland. The Northern European countries do tend to subsidize the poorer southern countries. But even Italy was considering whether or not to leave the EU.

Nigel Farage said the leave campaign, which he led, should never have promised 350 pounds that now go to the EU, would instead go to NHS. He now says he can't make that promise.

By Saturday afternoon, more than 3 million people had signed the petition on the official UK Parliament website. That number takes it well over the 100,000-signature threshold needed to force a debate on the issue by members of Parliament.

A rush to sign the petition caused the website to crash temporarily due to the high volume of traffic.

Apologies to those experiencing problems with the petitions site. We are working hard to fix it. Thank you for your patience.

The petition, set up by William Oliver Healey, states: "We the undersigned call upon [the UK] 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."


Thursday's referendum had a turnout of 72% -- an increase over last year's general election turnout of 66%, but below the 75% suggested in the petition.

The "Leave" campaign won getting 51.9% of the vote. Remain got 48.1%.

On his Scotland golf course, Donald Trump said that the President shouldn't have threatened the UK with going to the back of the line. "That was a very bad signal to send to the people here," said Trump.

Trump also send a controversial tweet: "Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back just like we will take America back. No games!" The remark was controversial, because the Scots voted last year to stay in the UK.

Pres. Barack Obama said he regretted some of what he said in the course of the Brexit campaign. He warned that a trade agrement would go to the back burner and "Britain would go to the back of the line." Some Brits saw Obama's comments as interference in their internal affairs. "But the special relationship with the UK will not end."


BRITAIN'S exit from the European Union is a victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the State Dept's eyes. Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador in Moscow, branded the Russian leader a Brexit "winner" after the final votes had been counted.

He wrote: "Shocked by Brexit vote! Losers: EU, UK, US, those that believe in utility of a strong, united, democratic Europe. Winners: Putin.

"I genuinely complement Putin for his victory tonight on Brexit. Tonight is giant victory for Putin's foreign policy objectives."

The Kremlin appeared to back up speculation that Moscow was celebrating the 'Out' vote, with a spokesman saying officials were hoping for a thaw in relations with London.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "We have a pretty heavy burden of uneasy ties with Great Britain. . . . so we hope that in the new realities, an understanding of the need for good relations with our country will prevail."

 

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