The petition didn't get much love before the Brexit referendum:
Just days after voting to leave the European Union, more than 1.5 million Britons and UK residents had signed a petition calling for a second vote, forcing lawmakers to at least consider a debate on the issue.
The petition on the British parliament website was posted before the June 23 referendum, saying the government should hold another plebiscite on EU membership if the support for Leave or Remain in a referendum is less than 60 percent based on a turnout of under 75 percent of electors. ...
Most of those who signed were based in areas where support for staying in the EU was strongest such as London, the website indicated.
See? The Remain side loves democracy so much that they want to keep voting!
Given that the EU doesn't consult British voters at all, the sudden love of democracy by the Remain side is just bizarre.
And if I may be so bold, if Remain had won with 52% and a turnout of under 75%, these same petition signers who discovered the joys of democracy since losing the referendum would have expected the Leave side to shut the ef up and enjoy ever closer union with the continent.
The Leave side must not rest. The vote was not the war--just a battle. The vote is technically just advisory in nature. So the government might just decide to drag things out until they can abandon Brexit.
Or the government might decide that another vote is in order. Like the Irish who voted to reject the EU, in a year there might be another vote. The Irish learned they would be made to vote until they reached the "right" decision. Might this fate await the British, too?
As I suggested before, this is a long fight. Vote Brexit on sight, vote Brexit first, Brexit to kill the EU, keep Brexiting--until you are truly out of the EU. Don't rest before you see the EU corpse at the funeral.
UPDATE: Whoa! A rapid update is necessary.
The BBC’s desperate shilling for Remain will come under increasing scrutiny as we exclusively reveal that the supposed ‘popular petition’ for a second referendum – wholly illegal and unworkable, and unprecedented in British history – is a prank by notorious sh*tposters 4 Chan.
So the massive signing is partly a prank of fake signings? Heh. It will be interesting to see how this settles.
And pretty damning of the integrity of these online voting schemes. Paper ballots. Look into them.
UPDATE: My warnings of the ability of the EU to act contrary to democratic majorities predates the Brexit vote.