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Revoke Article 50 petition to be debated in Parliament as it reaches 6m

by LLB Politics Reporter
1st Apr 19 1:31 pm

An online petition calling to revoke Article 50 has now amassed more than 6m signatures, this is to be debated in Parliament later on Monday.

Last Wednesday during PMQs the petition was rejected, the department for exiting the EU the DExEU said, “It remains the government’s firm policy not to revoke Article 50. We will honour the outcome of the 2016 referendum and work to deliver an exit which benefits everyone, whether they voted to Leave or to Remain.

“Revoking Article 50, and thereby remaining in the European Union, would undermine both our democracy and the trust that millions of voters have placed in Government.

“The government acknowledges the considerable number of people who have signed this petition.

“However, close to three-quarters of the electorate took part in the 2016 referendum, trusting that the result would be respected.”

Two other petitions will be discussed also, one that is demanding another referendum has amassed more than 180,000 signatures and the the other is urging MPs to “honour the referendum result,” has over 170,000 signatures.

The government has been quite clear, they will not revoke Article 50 and the PM has said she will deliver a deal that “ensures the UK leaves the EU.”

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