Prepare For 4M Salty Brits, ‘Cos The EU Referendum Re-Do Has Been Shot Down

Apparently, a voting turnout of 33 million trumps 4 million and change. At least that’s what the UK government say, in a response to that wild petition calling for a re-do of the recent EU referendum. 

Although a sizable contingent of Brits wanted Referendum 2: Electric Boogaloo on the logic that only a crushing victory should sway such massive decisions – unlike the 4% majority earned by the ‘Leave‘ camp – the higher ups have said it’s mighty unlikely. 

The statement on the government site details how well-and-truly binding the referendum was, despite protests that it shouldn’t be. More precisely, it reiterates how the referendum was given the thumbs up without any requirement for a minimum voter turnout, nor technicalities regarding majorities.
The Prime Minister and Government have been clear that this was a once in a generation vote and, as the Prime Minister has said, the decision must be respected. 

We must now prepare for the process to exit the EU and the Government is committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for the British people in the negotiations.”

That being said, any petition that passes the 100,000 signature threshold on the site earns itself a real-deal debate in parliament. Despite that strongly-worded smackdown, this petition is no different. No date has been set, but when it rolls around, it’ll take something incredible for the parliament to sway on it. 

Read: “Once in a generation” means “once in a generation,” folks. As one John Oliver put it, “there are no fucking do-overs.”

Source: The Guardian /
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