Petition No 0831/2016 by Leonard Stephenson (British) on the consequences of the UK referendum concerning the withdrawal from the European Union

51 Supporters - Status: Available to supporters
 

Petition data

Summary title: Petition No 0831/2016 by Leonard Stephenson (British) on the consequences of the UK referendum concerning the withdrawal from the European Union

Petition number: 0831/2016

Topics: Brexit,  Voting Rights and Elections

Country: United Kingdom

Petitioner data

Name: Leonard Stephenson

 

Petition Summary

The petitioner states that the referendum campaign was neither transparent nor democratic, and government members engaged in gross and active misrepresentation of the nature of the European Union. In his opinion, it remains highly plausible that the majority of United Kingdom citizens do not presently support such a withdrawal, since less than 38% of politically active citizens expressed support for a withdrawal in the referendum and a substantial and unknown number of citizens initially supporting a withdrawal have since publicly expressed that they no longer support one. Given the practical difficulties of reversing withdrawal proceedings, and the enormous impact on Union citizens from across the United Kingdom and other Member States, the petitioner considers that a more robust mandate needs to be obtained at the present stage.