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Britain: Petition for second EU referendum signed by 3 million people

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Britain: Petition for second EU referendum signed by 3 million people

UK’s historic vote to exit the European Union hasn’t gone down really well especially with a petition calling for a second EU referendum reaching three million signatures.

The petition is considered as the biggest surge of support Parliament’s website has ever seen as the author of the petition, William Oliver Healey, says the Government should re-stage the referendum because the winning vote for ‘Leave’ was less than 60 per cent and was based on a turnout of less than 75 per cent.

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But one of Britain’s foremost constitutional experts, Professor Vernon Bogdanor, said a second referendum is “highly unlikely”.

He told The Telegraph: “I don’t think the EU will wish to bargain any further, they will take this vote as final.”

Thursday’s referendum saw 17.4 million (51.9%) votes cast to leave the EU, compared with 16.1 million (48.1%) for remaining part of the bloc, with a turnout of 72.2%, according to the Electoral Commission.

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