LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers discussed Brexit's stop on Monday after a record six million people signed a petition to abolish the process that has set Britain on its way out of the European Union.
Protesters of the fight for a law violation near the Parliament building in London, UK, April 1
The British voted to exit the European Union by 52% to 48% in 2016, and next year, British Prime Minister Teresa May announced his intention to leave the block on March 29, 2019 in accordance with Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty of the EU.
But the injury did not succeed in transferring its withdrawal agreement three times, forcing Brexit to be delayed until at least 12 April, and canceling the abolition of the entire divorce.
An online complaint to cancel article 50 came after a speech when in May it was said that she was on the side of the British public through Brexit. Her website repeatedly failed because he dialed up to 2000 signatures per minute. "This petition was supported by an unprecedented number of people, although it is not surprising, because we live in an unprecedented time," said Katherine McKinnell, an opposition legislator, during the debate.
The debate was largely symbolic and did not take place in the main chamber of the House of Commons, where discussions were held on alternatives to the May Brexit plan.
Petitions on the government's website are discussed after they have reached 100,000 signatures, and the government must respond to all petitions from more than 10,000 names.
"This government will not repeal article 50. We will follow the outcome of the 2016 referendum and work with the parliament to reach an agreement that guarantees that we will leave the European Union," the government said in response to a petition.
The petition's recall is the largest in the parliament that broke the 4.15 million signatures for the 2016 petition, which called for another EU referendum if neither the left nor the abandoned camps would reach 60 percent of the vote.
More than 1.8 million people signed a petition calling on US President Donald Trump not to be able to make a state visit to the UK, which will lead to a discussion in Parliament in 2017
Alistair Smut Reporting; Editing Michael Holden