This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Debate the possibility that the "Will of the People" has changed since Brexit
It is becoming increasingly evident that the full implications of Brexit were not considered in the run-up to the Referendum. Numerous polls suggest that there would now be a clear majority for Remain
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This response was given on 8 February 2017
On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum provided for by an Act of Parliament.
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The Government is committed to implementing the democratic outcome of the referendum.
The Government was clear in the run up to the EU referendum that we would honour the choice made by the people of the UK on 23 June 2016. We will maintain that commitment: the UK will leave the EU.
This Government will make no attempt to remain in the EU by the backdoor, nor will we hold a second referendum on membership. We are preparing for a smooth and orderly exit from the EU and we will trigger the legal process which starts this by the end of March 2017.
We will seek an ambitious future relationship with the EU which works for all the people of the UK and which allows the UK to fulfil its aspirations for a truly global UK.
Department for Exiting the European Union