This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Do not invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty

Following the EU referendum we do not have to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and leave the EU. That is a Parlimentary decision that should involve considerable debate. We are not bound at this stage to follow the result to leave

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The key reasons for supporting this petition:

1) to leave is not in the nations interest
2) the arguments to leave have not held up to post Brexit scrutiny
3) we are in a position of weakness to negotiate with other EU states once Article 50 is invoked

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