The Parliamentary petition calling for Britain to leave the EU on WTO terms have smashed the 100,000 barrier meaning it will now be considered for a debate in Parliament.
Currently, with the total rising all the time, the number of signatories stands at 108,097. It points out: We are wasting billions of pounds of taxpayers money trying to negotiate in a short space of time. Leaving the EU in March 2019 will allow the UK good time to negotiate more effectively. The EU will be more eager to accept a deal on our terms having lost a major partner. We will save billions of pounds from our EU divorce payment as well as a similar amount from Civil Service and Govt costs. This money will be used to support our own country whilst we await the EU to talk to us to make deals more in our favour.
When it passed 10,000 signatures, the Government issued a reply which was typically anodyne, trotting out the same lies that Mrs May has been peddling for some time now: The deal we have reached is the right deal for the UK. It takes back control of our borders, our laws and our money while protecting jobs, security and the integrity of the UK.
Passing the 100,000 mark, however, means the petition must now be considered for a debate in Parliament. However, we will see if our Parliamentarians dare to have the debate. According to the Parliamentary website, petitions which reach 100,000 are “almost always” debated. The Petitions Committee is the body which will decide it’s fate. You can find out who is on the Committee here and contact them to lobby them to allow a debate.
You also can add your signature here to keep the pressure on our unrepresentative MP’s.