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HellCat said:I want to hope the petition will work but I think it's been hirt by the same stupidity that got us the vote we currently have. Seems people thought they could bump up the numbers with fraud, like no one would look this over and just go "Golly, that's a huge number!"
For me right now, just wondering why parliament doesn't just ignore the result and go with the fact this is killing the country. I appreciate the EU is making that next to impossible. I appreciate people would riot. I appreciate we're seeing political power games. I appreciate I'm asking for something very dangerous to the future of future votes.
But there's a common sense solution that no one is entertaining.
You've just pretty succinctly described exactly how I feel. Parliament have to approve the vote to leave before the process can start. I'd like to hope that there's room to at least consider the petition as a collective wail of 'We get it now, and some of us think we might have done the wrong thing.' It's as much a part of the democratic process as the referendum vote itself, after all.
The fraudulent votes needn't necessarily kill it. Cameron has said that a second referendum is 'not remotely on the cards', but I don't see how he gets final say on the matter. And while the petitin itself is under investigation, I believe I saw it posted somewhere that the number of legit votes vastly outweighs the ones that don't count.