‘Leave Now’ Petition Close To 100k Despite ‘Widespread Problems’ With Signing
You may remember yesterday that we reported on the success of a petition calling for the UK to leave the EU immediately without a deal. Well, the petition looks set to smash the 100k signatures needed to trigger a Parliamentary debate today.
However, ‘widespread problems’, my query on a popular pro-Brexit Facebook page produced over 80 responses in under 24 hours, have been reported with signing the petition which includes many people not receiving a verification email, something that is required to complete the sign-up process. It has also been reported that many people had to try signing the petition multiple times before their signature was eventually placed on the petition successfully.
It has also been suggested that similar problems have afflicted other petitions linked to Brexit which can only lead to the conclusion that whether it is a technical glitch or conscious conspiracy causing these issues that the support for clean Brexit Parliamentary petitions is more widespread than the numbers indicate. Whether the petition will now be selected for a Parliamentary debate is the next hurdle it must overcome. We await the answer to that question with keen interest……
You can still sign the petition here.