Petition to revoke Article 50 broke Parliament's site, over SIX million people signed

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Yes we voted to go in after a referendum. Just as we have voted to leave after one.
No we didn't. We joined in 1973. The referendum was 1975. The referendum question was:-

"The Government has announced the results of the renegotiation of the United Kingdom's terms of membership of the European Community.

Do you think the United Kingdom should stay in the European Community (the Common Market)?"
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No we didn't. We joined in 1973. The referendum was 1975. The referendum question was:-

"The Government has announced the results of the renegotiation of the United Kingdom's terms of membership of the European Community.

Do you think the United Kingdom should stay in the European Community (the Common Market)?"
You just nulli-fied generallee's point entirely. Now do it thrice and you'll have earned your name.
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Motoring to 5m this morning.

I wonder how large it would have to get for the PM to take any notice? :rolleyes:
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
No we didn't. We joined in 1973. The referendum was 1975. The referendum question was:-

"The Government has announced the results of the renegotiation of the United Kingdom's terms of membership of the European Community.

Do you think the United Kingdom should stay in the European Community (the Common Market)?"
Pedantry.

I'm well aware of exactly what happened and when. Ted Heath negotiated an absolutely terrible deal, (which haunts us still, although Thatcher managed to to get a rebate which saved us billions over the years) and Harold Wilson pretended to get some improvements to the terms, but like Cameron's they were cosmetic and meaningless. Then, like Cameron he conducted a vote to "settle the matter" to keep his party together (Wilson's abiding obsession), but unlike him he won. Wilson was a good deal cleverer than Cameron, and much more savvy politically for all his many faults.

What we joined in the seventies was a very very different organisation. It was a free trade organisation not an embryonic federal superstate with its own currency and army. The British people have never bought into that, and never will.
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Your record's as broken as the bloody petition site.
That's a joke coming from a Remoaner. All we have heard for the last three years has been your whining and whinging and refusal to accept that you lost, fair and square.
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That's a joke coming from a Remoaner. All we have heard for the last three years has been your whining and whinging and refusal to accept that you lost, fair and square.
Fair and square? :beard:

Have you paid those fines yet? With more to come.

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That's a joke coming from a Remoaner. All we have heard for the last three years has been your whining and whinging and refusal to accept that you lost, fair and square.
It was a joke full stop, but you lot don't have a sense of humour. Too busy doing your Lewis Prothero impression.
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What we joined in the seventies was a very very different organisation. It was a free trade organisation not an embryonic federal superstate with its own currency and army. The British people have never bought into that, and never will.
There is no European Army. It was a fantasy concept since ditched apart from its use as a rhetorical tool by Macron whenever he feels the need.
https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commenta...sunderstanding

We never joined the Euro, so arguments about it are irrelevant to us.
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There is no European Army. It was a fantasy concept since ditched apart from its use as a rhetorical tool by Macron whenever he feels the need.
https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commenta...sunderstanding

We never joined the Euro, so arguments about it are irrelevant to us.
Eurofanatics like you said the sky would fall down on us if we didn't join, if you recall. Instead the sky fell down on Greece.

Not only a vassal state to Germany and Brussels, but a perennially bankrupt one, whose debts are never forgiven.

You are right, it isn't a federal superstate yet. If it were it could control its own borders, solve its internal refugee crisis and would not destroy Greece as it is doing. But ask a Brussels mandarin what is the answer to these existential problems and he or she says with a gallic shrug "it is more Europe, not less, mon ami..."
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Over 700,000 people have petitioned Parliament to revoke Article 50. In such numbers the site was temporarily unavailable.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47652071

Worry not, though. It's now back up and if you wanna add your voice to the calls to revoke Article 50, here is the link:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584

Note the petition to leave the EU without a deal has only 371,000 people signed up. Maybe those lot don't know how to use computers
I think it's time to edit the title
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I think it's time to edit the title
Give it a few minutes for it to go to 5 million...

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Give it a few minutes for it to go to 5 million...

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Yeah good idea
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Five million now.

With Hammond saying a second referendum deserves to be considered. It may just be lip service, but is a significant departure for a senior minister from the dogmatism we’ve had from May.
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Unless this gets more than 17.4 million like the number of votes it was to leave and it can be verified that 17.4 million of them are from UK citizens who are able to vote then this doesn’t mean anything. We’ve already heard the will of the people so people need to accept how democracy works and stop trying to revote until they get the outcome they want.
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The petition has hit 5 million!
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There is no European Army. It was a fantasy concept since ditched apart from its use as a rhetorical tool by Macron whenever he feels the need.
https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commenta...sunderstanding

We never joined the Euro, so arguments about it are irrelevant to us.
A fantasy concept that seems to be getting even more real, we have already seen top EU officials calling for countries to give up large amounts of soverignty.
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Who edited the OP?
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Exciting time. Feel like that time I first saw the Cheeky Girls.

Paradoxically, we'll be kicking them out the country if this petition is ignored.
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Who edited the OP?
C'est moi!
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