This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government


It's so desperately simple. The Government's standard response to these kinds of petitions is "The British people voted to leave the EU and the government respect that decision". BUT, the government themselves DO NOT KNOW the outcome of that decision, so how can they possibly respect it???

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Quote Theresa May: "We don't know what the outcome will be". The referendum was advisory, not conclusive. The result of the referendum has now been proven to be illegally biased (something "our" government is choosing to ignore). Hence, the "vote" (actually an opinion poll) is now null and void. The referendum was voted for with no indication of any actual facts. 2yrs ago there was no detail about what "brexit" actually entailed. Today, still no detail. For all these reasons: STOP BREXIT.

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Parliament debated this topic

This topic was debated on 14 January 2019

Government responded

This response was given on 22 November 2018

The people of the United Kingdom gave a clear instruction to leave the
European Union. The Government respects that decision.

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The British public voted to leave the European Union and the
Government will deliver this instruction. As a matter of firm policy our
notification under Article 50 will not be withdrawn.

The referendum was one of the biggest democratic exercises in British
history. Almost three quarters of the electorate took part in the
referendum, resulting in 17.4 million votes to leave the European
Union. This is the highest number of votes cast for anything in UK
electoral history. This was the biggest democratic mandate for a
course of action ever directed at any UK Government.

Parliament also overwhelmingly confirmed the result of the referendum
by voting with clear and convincing majorities in both of its Houses for
the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. At the last general
election over 80% of British people voted for parties committed to
respecting the Leave result.

The Government will honour the referendum result and get the best
deal possible. To do otherwise would be to undermine the decision of
the British people.

The full legal text of the Withdrawal Agreement has now been agreed in
principle. This agreement marks a decisive step forward towards a
smooth and orderly exit from the EU. We have also agreed the draft text
of our future relationship as set out in the Political Declaration.

This puts us close to a Brexit deal. A deal that takes back control of our
borders, our laws and our money while protecting jobs, security and the
integrity of our United Kingdom.

Department for Exiting the European Union.

MPs to debate petitions relating to leaving the European Union on Monday 14 January.

The Petitions Committee (the group of MPs who oversee the petitions system) met today and agreed to schedule a debate on Monday 14 January 2019 on the following group of petitions expressing different views on leaving the European Union:

Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019.
Leave the EU now
Walk away now! We voted for a No Deal Brexit
Grant a People's Vote if Parliament rejects the EU Withdrawal Agreement
To have a second referendum on Britain leaving the EU
Stop Brexit if parliament rejects the deal

The Committee has decided to have a single debate on these petitions because it wanted to ensure they were debated as soon as possible, so they would be less likely to be overtaken by events. The Committee has included some smaller petitions because they are very similar to those with 100,000 signatures.

The debate will start at 4.30pm. You can watch it at A transcript will be published the following day at

You can follow the Petitions Committee on Twitter @HoCpetitions