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A Leave the EU petition hits 100,000 - will the press notice?


Published Dec 16, 2017

A petition on the Government website to drop the Article 50 process has hit the magic 100,000 signatures, forcing the Government to consider it for a debate in Parliament.

A petition on the Government website to drop the Article 50 process has hit the magic 100,000 signatures, forcing the Government to consider it for a debate in Parliament.
 
Henry Bolton, the UKIP leader who put the party's weight behind the petition said,
"This is great news, and it shows that despite the efforts of the switch back Labour party and a handful of malcontent Tory back-benchers that ordinary people of this country are still determined to get the Brexit they voted for.
 
"The petition, which states, "The Government should walk away from the Article 50 negotiations and leave the EU immediately with no deal. The EU looks set to offer us a punishment deal out of spite. Why wait another 18 months when we could leave right away and fully take back control of our country, lawmaking powers and borders?" shows the level of frustration outside the elite bubble in Westminster.
 
'What is important now is that the media in this country, so keen to report any doubts over Brexit, give equal prominence to this successful petition, a petition created by an ordinary working man from Chesterfield with no political history, which had no funding or political support until it hit the 60,000 Mark on Thursday.
 
"Too often the voice and ambitions of the 17.4 million who voted to Leave have been ignored whilst the Prime Minister and her officials waste time and energy in negotiating defeat".
 
Gerard Batten MEP, the UKIP Brexit spokesman said "Parliament will have to debate ditching Article 50 and leaving on our terms, not the EU's. This is what should gave happened the week after the Referendum. The genuine Leave MP's must now make a powerful case for immediate withdrawal".
 
If you want to sign the petition it can be found here
 
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