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Second EU referendum petition investigated for fraud

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    The House of Commons petitions committee has said it is investigating allegations of fraud in connection with a petition calling for a second EU referendum.

    Any signatures found to be fraudulent would be removed, it said.
    More than 3.1 million people have signed the petition, although PM David Cameron has previously said there will be no second referendum.
    It comes after the UK voted 52-48 to leave the EU in Thursday's referendum.Helen Jones, who chairs the cross-party petitions committee, said in a statement posted on Twitter that it was taking the allegations of fraud "very seriously"."

    People adding fraudulent signatures to this petition should know that they undermine the cause they pretend to support," she said.The committee will consider the petition at its meeting next week and decide whether to schedule a debate on it, Ms Jones said."

    That doesn't mean that the committee will be deciding whether or not it agrees with the petition - just whether or not it should be debated."Any debate would allow a range of views to be expressed."The petition has more signatures than any other on the parliamentary website.But a number of people on Twitter have pointed out that many people signing it appear to be doing so from outside the UK.

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    I wonder what gave it away, the 30 thousand North Korean signatures or the 50 thousand Zimbabwean signatures.

    I imagine a few pro remain supernerds activating their VPN's and voting once for each country in the world! Hahahaha


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