Stop possible second referendum on E.U. membership

There is a growing band of people that want to reverse the result of the democratic vote of this country to leave the European Union and are calling for a second referendum. This is mainly by the people that lost the vote two years ago and cannot accept the democratic vote of the majority decision.

This petition closed on 1 Feb 2019 with 135,936 signatures


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03/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: 226071 relating to not holding a second referendum on EU membership.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link

2. Leaving the EU
14/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

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2: 232984 and 231461 relating to holding a further referendum on leaving the EU, and 226509 and 236261 relating - Speech Link

3. Brexit: People’s Vote
25/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: People’s Vote on the outcome of the negotiations between the United Kingdom Government and the European Union - Speech Link
2: said:“The day after we leave we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want”. On - Speech Link

4. Leaving the European Union
19/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the e-petition relating to leaving the European Union.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link
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5. Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate
26/09/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: who believe in letting the British people exercise their democratic rights, and as Minister for the Cabinet - Speech Link
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3: the Minister aware that in Northern Ireland, as a result of the increase in proxy votes and postal votes - Speech Link
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04/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

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7. Leaving the EU: Negotiations
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22/01/2018 - Westminster Hall

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Although not legally binding the referendum on whether we stay or leave the EU carried out on the 23rd June 2016 was the clearest indication of the will of the electorate. At that time our Prime Minister David Cameron assured us that the result of the referendum would be carried out. We must ensure the democracy rules


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Government Response

A clear majority of the electorate voted to leave the European Union. We must respect both the will of the British people, and the democratic process which delivered this result.


The Government is clear that we will respect the result of the 2016 referendum, and that we will not hold a second referendum.

A clear majority of the electorate voted to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum. Almost three quarters of the electorate took part in the referendum, resulting in 17.4 million votes to leave the European Union. This is the highest number of votes cast for anything in UK electoral history. This was the biggest democratic mandate for a course of action ever directed at any UK Government.

Parliament then overwhelmingly confirmed the result of the referendum by voting with clear and convincing majorities in both of its Houses for the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.

In last year’s General Election, over 80% of people then also voted for parties committing to respect the result of the referendum - it was the stated policy of both major parties that the decision of the people would be respected. The Government is clear that it is now its duty to implement the will expressed by the electorate in the referendum - respecting both the will of the British people, and the democratic process which delivered the referendum result.

The British people must be able to trust in its Government both to effect their will, and to deliver the best outcome for them. As the Prime Minister has said: “This is about more than the decision to leave the EU; it is about whether the public can trust their politicians to put in place the decision they took.” In upholding that directive to withdraw from the European Union, the Government is delivering on that promise. We recognise that to do otherwise would be to undermine the decision of the British people, and to disrespect the powerful democratic values of this country and this government.

The Government therefore continues to be committed to delivering on the instruction given to us by the British people: working to overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities this brings to deliver an outcome which betters the lives of British people - whether they voted to Leave or to Remain.

The people of the United Kingdom gave a clear instruction and the Government is committed to seeing that through. We will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019.

Department for Exiting the European Union


MPs spoken contributions during 3 Dec 2018 petition debate

Labour Graham Stringer (View contribution) 1600 words Paul Blomfield (View contribution) 1480 words John Grogan 1375 words Jon Cruddas (View contribution) 706 words
Scottish National Party Tommy Sheppard (View contribution) 1726 words