The initial Brexit referendum is something that, like it or not, will go down in national – and perhaps global – history. Whilst many people who voted leave have now come to regret their decisions, and the remainers are even more cross than ever, the negotiations went on between Theresa May and the EU parliament.

Everything looked decidedly awful and with every passing day, it seemed more and more apparent that the UK had scored one hell of an own goal.

However, only a week or so ago, Theresa May announced that she had reached an agreement over Brexit, and that it had the interests of the country’s people in mind.

Things were looking up, but then a mass exodus ensued, with MPs quitting left, right and centre, including Brexit secretary Dominic Raab stepping down.

What followed was the likes of Jacob Rees Mogg saying that the Tory party had no confidence in Mrs May, and that she was not long for the role of Prime Minister, nor would her proposed deal be backed by her party.

With that in mind, the fear came back and people wanted a second referendum now more than ever. In light of this, a petition was started, requiring 100,000 signatures that requests to “Grant a People’s Vote if Parliament rejects the EU Withdrawal Agreement“.

The petition reads:

The Prime Minister has negotiated an EU withdrawal agreement. However, it is clear from resignations and interviews that the deal will not pass Parliament. As no credible alternative has been proposed, the public must be allowed to vote on whether to accept this deal or to remain in the EU.

Dominic Raab’s resignation is perhaps the strongest indication that this withdrawal agreement will not be approved by Parliament. However, he is responsible for this deal as former Brexit Secretary, which suggests that a better deal is not possible. The only better deal is to remain in the EU on similar terms to what we have now – not in Schengen, not in the Euro, deciding on EU legislation.

At the time of writing, the petition has nearly 80,000 signatures, and needs 100,000 to be debated in parliament.

You can sign the petition here and hope that it gets discussed with the gravitas and sincerity that it deserves.

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