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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 21.03.2019, 13:04
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Does it matter in the real world?

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I guess not but aren't you curious - as an outsider - what they will call this? Advisory? Friendly? Or maybe defiant?
Or just "not asked for".
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How can something that is currently happening in real time, be unrealistic?
Believing that all those votes are all from different British people is unrealistic.
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Old 21.03.2019, 13:11
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Believing that all those votes are all from different British people is unrealistic.
You don't have to be "British". You just need to be either a citizen or resident in the UK.

Besides, reaching a target of signatures isn't a "vote" it just triggers a discussion in parliament. They can then decide whether it's valid or not.

This government is toast anyway so it matters not what they do. They are incapable of... Well, just incapable.
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Old 21.03.2019, 13:17
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You don't have to be "British". You just need to be either a citizen or resident in the UK.
I could just sign up as being from Uzbekistan with a non-existing postal code, this number can be raised very simple by everybody who wants to, pay some money or write a script.

And who is going to sort me out, or does only the number count?
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You don't have to be "British". You just need to be either a citizen or resident in the UK.

Besides, reaching a target of signatures isn't a "vote" it just triggers a discussion in parliament. They can then decide whether it's valid or not.

This government is toast anyway so it matters not what they do. They are incapable of... Well, just incapable.
As a mere resident in the UK you can take part in such a thing? Your signature will be considered valid?

Were they allowed to vote re Brexit as well?
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Old 21.03.2019, 13:17
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With the signatures on the up, all we need is an MP with a bit of gumption to bring a motion to revoke.. like Starmer or Grieve, and then we could see significant cross party support.

C'mon ye beauties, get in there!
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Old 21.03.2019, 13:19
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I could just sign up as being from Uzbekistan with a non-existing postal code, this number can be raised very simple by everybody who wants to, pay some money or write a script.

And who is going to sort me out, or does only the number count?
You know, it really doesn't matter. You can sign up for it if you really want. At best, the government will just draw the conclusion that xyz thousand people want them to debate something in parliament.

It's really not worth losing sleep over.

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As a mere resident in the UK you can take part in such a thing? Your signature will be considered valid?
Yes because it's not official.

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Were they allowed to vote re Brexit as well?
Only if they were on the electoral roll at the time.
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Old 21.03.2019, 13:23
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As a mere resident in the UK you can take part
I just tried to test it by using my home town postcode and it was rejected.
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Old 21.03.2019, 13:27
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I just tried to test it by using my home town postcode and it was rejected.
Funny, I made up an imaginary postcode and it was accepted.
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Old 21.03.2019, 13:29
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Funny, I made up an imaginary postcode and it was accepted.
I think it's funny that people who are in favour of Brexit are accidentally leaving their signatures on a petition to reverse it just to work out the technicalities of it.

The madness of Brexit rumbles on...


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"No it won't, watch this!"
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Old 21.03.2019, 13:32
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I think it's funny that people who are in favour of Brexit are accidentally leaving their signatures on a petition to reverse it just to work out the technicalities of it.

The madness of Brexit rumbles on...


"If you drop that massive stone on your foot it will hurt."

"No it won't, watch this!"
C'mon, this petition is a badly executed joke that will be trashed anyway.

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Old 21.03.2019, 13:33
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I think it's funny that people who are in favour of Brexit are accidentally leaving their signatures on a petition to reverse it just to work out the technicalities of it.

The madness of Brexit rumbles on...


"If you drop that massive stone on your foot it will hurt."

"No it won't, watch this!"
Well, what the rest of the world learnt the past two years is: "the dizzier you behave, the better the chances to become British".
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Old 21.03.2019, 13:35
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C'mon, this petition is a badly executed joke that will be trashed anyway.
A long time ago, there was a similar petition trying to trigger a departure from the EU. Now look where we are.
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I think it's funny that people who are in favour of Brexit are accidentally leaving their signatures on a petition to reverse it just to work out the technicalities of it.

The madness of Brexit rumbles on...
Some one needs to kill it. Brexit has brought the UK to its knees and it's only going to get worse. Extending the madness is madness.

Once dead.. we can look forward, with eager anticipation, to the books and the movie.
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A long time ago, there was a similar petition trying to trigger a departure from the EU. Now look where we are.
Ah, you mean the one where voters were actually checked for being valid.

Yeah I remember that one, the tears of the remainders gave us enough salt to open our own mines.
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Another poll that you might find hilarious. Durinng the ad break of last night's Peston, Farage asked the viewers to vote in his poll. The results were probably not what he wanted to see...

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Ah, you mean the one where voters were actually checked for being valid.
No. You are confusing it with the actual referendum. We were talking about a petition.

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Yeah I remember that one, the tears of the remainders gave us enough salt to open our own mines.
The only remainers crying would have been those who signed the petition by mistake trying to figure out if it worked with their postal code.
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Funny, I made up an imaginary postcode and it was accepted.
Did you get the confirmation email?
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All this desperation. Petition after petition hasn't worked so why should it work now? It's too good for words.
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Old 21.03.2019, 14:01
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All this desperation. Petition after petition hasn't worked so why should it work now? It's too good for words.
I guess it's an innate desire for people to speak up. You do it yourself, if you look back through this thread (you rank as the 2nd most voluminous poster). Although for you, you got the result you wanted yet you can't stop yourself posting about it. Imagine how you'd be if the result was the other way around.
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