This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Negotiate and hold a new referendum on moving from EU membership into the EEA.
The recent EU referendum has divided the country and caused chaos. To restore stability we propose that HM Government begins immediate and rapid negotiations on the terms of the UK’s possible transition to the EEA, and then holds a second referendum offering three choices: EEA, EU or neither.
The EEA is the European Economic Area. It includes the EU countries and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It allows them to be part of the EU’s single market.
Young people, who voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU, need hope. 16 and 17-year-olds should have the right to vote in the second referendum.
Ireland created strong and democratic precedent for a second EU referendum. Their 2008 referendum rejected the Lisbon Treaty. The government then renegotiated, and a second referendum passed it.
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