Brexit: Government rejects petition signed by 4.1 million calling for second EU referendum

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  1. aaronvan Suspended

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    No surprise but here it is:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...s-eu-referendum-petition-latest-a7128306.html
     
  2. cube macrumors Pentium

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    The people must be respected: the referendum was not binding.

    It is up to Parliament to make the right call.
     
  3. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    The call has already been made and the people spoke, if the referendum would have went the other way a petition with a couple million signatures wouldn't have changed the result.

    Also markets already shrugged it off
     
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    Old news. The side that lost needs to get over it and move on. Sorry.
     
  5. cube macrumors Pentium

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    The people spoke, but the government is not supossed to blindly follow the vote, but take it into consideration to make its own decision.
     
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    Come on, nobody's up for Democracy were you keep voting until you get the outcome you want?
     
  7. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Not true.
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    Funny how all of the ones who campaigned for leave don't want the responsibility of doing it though, isn't it?
     
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    There are good arguments for and against Brexit. But really, this petition’s funny. It effectively would be like Republican voters demanding another 2012 vote because Wrongney didn’t win. Democracy has spoken.
     
  9. sim667, Jul 11, 2016
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    In this case your version of democracy is an election promise brought by a party that won with a 1/3rd of the entire general election vote.*

    It will be enacted by a PM chosen by less then 0.2% of the population.

    There were more people ineligible to vote, living in the UK than voted for either in or out.

    There is nothing, absolutely nothing democratic about any of that.

    That said I don't want a 2nd referendum, I want a general election.

    *Also a party which are now being investigated for electoral fraud too.
     
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    Well maybe the electronic referendums are not trustworthy. Maybe they should have setup an old fashion form signing instead!
     
  11. Jess13 Suspended

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    And this was because why?
     
  12. cube macrumors Pentium

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    For example, people born in the Commonwealth were allowed to vote but not other EU citizens.
     
  13. DearthnVader macrumors 6502a

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    The turkey doesn't get a vote on what's for dinner.
     
  14. cube macrumors Pentium

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    Why does other food?
     
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    What nations allow non-citizens to vote in their referendums/elections?
     
  16. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    @cube answer for me.
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    I'm not sure what this is meant to mean.
     
  17. Jess13 Suspended

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    That’s a ridiculous non-reason. It was about Britain exiting the EU, not the EU exiting Britain. Other EU citizens naturally wouldn’t be expected to have any voting say.
     
  18. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Er.... what reason are you on about? You asked a question @cube answered it.......
     
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    Yes, the answer is ridiculous.
     
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    Yep, it's past petition time. Now parliament needs to discuss it.
     
  22. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure whether you're saying its ridiculous because you don't believe it, or that its ridiculously bad or something else though.......
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    The FTSE 250 is down still, and thats one of the better indications of the UK economy, rather than the ones in the article you mentioned, or the FTSE 100.

    Plus the value of the pound is piss poor at the minute.
     
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  24. cube macrumors Pentium

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    Why is it ridiculous to think that a Romanian living in the UK should have the same rights as an Indian living in the UK?
     
  25. LizKat macrumors 601

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    Hell I been ready for that in the USA since five old crows in black dresses picked our prez in 2000.
     

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