By and large, governmental sites that field petitions are the political equivalent of the suggestions box on your Year 6 teacher’s desk: they exist just so the afflicted and put-upon can anonymously air their grievances.
Anyway, in a world where campaigns for the White House to build a Death Star garner more signatures than, say, frequent calls for the US to ban automatic assault weapons, you’d be forgiven for thinking the UK would just disregard a new petition calling for a re-do to the EU referendum.
The thing is, in barely a day, that petition has clocked over 1.2 million signatures. In fact, that’s nearing how many votes the Leave campaign scored over Remain in the first place.
London, that cosmopolitan hub of global trade, is obviously fuming about the decision. Further north and the port city of Liverpool and nearby Manchester aren’t stoked, either. Edinburgh also appears as a red-hot ball of rage, tae fuck.
At least we can all agree the referendum was worth it, if only for this: