Petition for second Brexit referendum with over four million signatures has been rejected 5 years ago

Petition for second Brexit referendum with over four million signatures has been rejected

Plan A certainly didn't work for the Remain campaign, and things don't look too good for Plan B either.

A petition to rerun the Brexit referendum, originally held on June 23, has been rejected despite its popularity.

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Over four million people had signed the online petition asking for a second referendum if either side won with less than a 60% majority with a turnout smaller than 75%.

The UK voted to leave the EU by a very slim margin of 51.9% to 48.1%.

The British government have now formally rejected the petition, with the Foreign Office saying "The Prime Minister and government have been clear that this was a once in a generation vote and, as the Prime Minister has said, the decision must be respected."

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