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Why not trot along to the new e-petition, and try your luck again?

 

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20133

 

1041, and counting!

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8 thoughts on “If at first eu don’t succeed!

  1. Responsible department: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    We, the people of the United Kingdom, are dissatisfied with the result of the EU Referendum Debate on 24 October 2011 and would like the House of Commons to reconsider its decision in light of this petition and grant us an opportunity through a referendum to express our desire on the relationship with the EU.

    They can be dissatisfied all they want. The concept of Parliamentary sovereignty means that their dissatisfaction is irrelevant. If they really want a referendum on the EU there is a very simple way this can be achieved. Vote in a UKIP government. With the UKs first past the post electoral system, this could be achieved with much less than the majority of voters who claim that they want the UK out of the EU.

  2. Hey Pete, you are not supposed to admit that the number of people who signed these petitions is fake.

  3. What is the point of signing these petitions. Even if the Commons had voted in favour of a referendum yesterday there wouldn’t have been one because the govt. made clear they had no intention of honouring the demand in any circumstances. These e-petitions are a spin exercise. If the govt. passed a law which stated that the result of any debate triggered by these petitions would be legally binding then they might be worthwhile.

  4. They’re like these surveys businesses ask you to complete.

    Material for the circular file, or electronic equivalent.

  5. Colm –

    As we’ve just seen, they can be highly embarrassing for government, and that’s always good.

    All of a sudden there’s bad blood in the Tory Party and I suspect that the fall out from last night will last for some years, ultimately doing for Cameron.

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