This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Petitions that obtain 500000 signatures should automatically force a referendum

In some countries the people have the right to call a referendum. We believe that the UK as a leading light in the international development of democracy should afford it's people this right.
Voting once every five years seems rather outdated in an era of choice. Real democracy please.

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As evidence of a democratic deficiency in the UK we can recall the recent cash for peerages scandal. Further evidence of a lack of democracy is the way in which the UK adopts the laws made by unelected policy makers in Brussels. These two facts represent a corruption of our democratic principles and place decision making beyond the reach of the public, equating to a lack of accountability which simultaneously underscores the self serving nature of our politics. Referendums can address the issue

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