A petition which demands the government to leave the European Union ‘now’ received a response after amassing more than 54,000 signitures.
The UK is currently scheduled to leave the European Union on the 29th March 2019 at 11PM.
This will be nearly 3 years after the 2016 EU referendum vote which as you all know, took place on 23rd June resulting in a decisive leave victory.
As you could imagine, Brexiteers are growing tired of millions of pounds being sent to the EU every week and would much rather if we just left right now/today!
The petition, which can be viewed by CLICKING HERE is still open for signatures.
It states: “The Government is not going to achieve a satisfactory outcome from its negotiations with the EU.
“We should walk away now. No Deal is better than a bad deal.”
The government replied to the petition with a classic politically correct response.
They said: “EU leaders have now endorsed the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU. We have made decisive progress.
“EU leaders have now endorsed the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU. This Agreement secures the rights of more than three million EU citizens living in the UK and around one million UK nationals living in the EU; sets out the terms of a time-limited implementation period; and ensures a fair financial settlement.”
“On Northern Ireland, the agreed Protocol guarantees that even in the unlikely event that the UK’s future relationship with the EU is not in place by the end of the implementation period, there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland and no customs border down the Irish Sea.”
“The agreement preserves the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom, upholds the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, and ensures people and businesses that rely on an open border between the Northern Ireland and Ireland can continue living their lives and operating as they do now.”
Not what we were hoping for, but a reply is better than nothing I guess.
If the petition reaches 100,000 signatures it could potentially be debated in Parliament! That I would love to see.