2.1 million Britons now sign a petition for another E.U. referendum


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2.1 million Britons now sign a petition for another E.U. referendum

 Yes. It’s actually happening. People in Britain are talking seriously about the possibility of another referendum.

A petition calling for another referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union has now received at least 2.1 million signatures — a level that means it must now be debated by British politicians. It was apparently so popular that the British Parliament’s website, where the petition was hosted, briefly crashed.

The drive for a new referendum is coming from those who had hoped to “remain” in the E.U. Thursday’s referendum was fairly close — the “leave” vote won with just 51.9 percent. And so the petition for a new referendum suggests there should be a rule that in referendums with less than 75 percent turnout (Thursday’s vote was 72.2 percent), there should be another referendum unless a decision is reached by more than 60 percent of those voting.

Could this plan actually work? Might Britain actually vote again and decide to stay in the E.U.? Well, it’s certainly possible. But that doesn’t mean its not completely daft.

Source-The Washington Post. Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/06/25/more-than-1-6-million-brits-signed-a-petition-for-another-referendum-they-shouldnt-hold-their-breath/

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