Brexit: Campaign to rejoin EU 'starts now' says Heseltine
The petition on Parliament’s website to drag the UK back into the bloc has already been signed by more than 25,000 people. The Government will be forced to respond as it has reached the threshold of 10,000 signatures.
And if it gathers 100,000 names, the petition will be considered by MPs for debate.
But Express.co.uk readers blasted the latest bid to rejoin the EU.
Commenting on this website, one said: “25,000 signatures? Bit of a way to go yet then?
“If I recall 17.4 million voted the other way. Rejoiners, give it up you just look undemocratic and pathetic.”
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Another fumed: “I don’t care how many thousands want to rejoin, millions wanted to leave – you lost get over it or move to Europe as you love it so much. We won’t miss the undemocratic whingers.”
A third simply said: “Idiots. Get over it.”
Another commented: “God help us from these people that will not accept the democratic vote result they should be ashamed.”
A fifth wrote: “It’s a waste of time, the Government isn’t going to take any notice of it, plus the EU is on It’s last legs, it will be lucky to last another 5 -10 years.”
One more added: “Where’s the shredder to put the petition in.
“40 odd years leave voters got ignored time for the same treatment for remainers.
“These remainers really need to find themselves a proper hobby instead of trying to overturn a democratic vote.”
It comes after the Brexit transition period came to a close on December 31.
Boris Johnson struck a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU on Christmas Eve after months of negotiations.
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The two sides finalised an agreement at the 11th hour after last-minute wrangling over key sticking points including fishing and the so-called level playing field.
In a Downing Street press conference on December 24, the Prime Minister triumphantly declared the UK had managed to “take back control” as promised in the 2016 Brexit referendum.
Mr Johnson said: “We have taken back control of our laws and our destiny.
“We have taken back control of every jot and tittle of our regulation in a way that is complete and unfettered.
“From January 1 we are outside the customs union and outside the single market.
“British laws will be made solely by the British Parliament interpreted by British judges sitting in UK courts and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice will come to an end.”
The deal came just a week before the UK left the single market and customs union.
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