This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Explain why EU residents living in the UK had no vote in the Brexit referendum.

I as an Irish national was permitted a vote (the exception among EU states) and feel that the exclusion of other EU nationals is a form of discrimination, intended or not. Is their opinion not part of the national sentiment?

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The franchise for the referendum was debated when Parliament considered the EU referendum bill. For example, you can read the House of Commons second reading debate on the Hansard website:

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