Brexit: Petition to revoke Article 50 hits one million signatures

LONDON ENGLAND- JULY 06 Actor Hugh Grant gives a television interview in support of the Hacked off campaign group near Parliament

The petition quickly reached the 100,000-signature threshold to force a debate in Parliament over the proposal after being posted on the government website Wednesday evening.

At around 9am a message appeared to state that the site was "down for maintenance" and asked users to "please try again later".

The petition, entitled Revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union, received a surge of support in the wake of Mrs May's speech last night, in which she blasted MPs in a direct message to the British people.

It's a demonstration of digital democracy in action, but also its limitations - if this was an actual vote, and people weren't able to get on the site, it would be considered a scandal.

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A spokesman for the Prime Minister said: "The PM has always been clear but that failing to deliver on the referendum result would be a failure of democracy and a failure she wouldn't countenance". May had originally planned for the U.K.to officially leave the E.U.by March 29, but Parliament has twice rejected her plan by wide margins in the past two months, most recently in a 242-391 vote on March 12.

European leaders piled the pressure on British MPs on Thursday to back a divorce deal they have negotiated with Prime Minister Theresa May, warning that the alternative was a cliff-edge exit from the EU next week.

England vs Czech republic: Declan Rice's pro IRA posts EXPOSED before debut
Speaking to the media yesterday, he said: "As you can hear, I am English". "It was really good playing for Ireland. However, I am just as proud of my family's Irish heritage and my affinity and connection with the country .

Such a move would mean the United Kingdom continued to be a member of the EU. "But we can surely talk positively about a short extension".

"It's now or never for a lot of people", she said.

The whole Brexit mess is because we have a hung parliament.

In another development, British retailers racked up surprisingly strong sales in February, reinforcing how spending by consumers is a bright spot for the economy ahead of Brexit.

Mild weather in February boosted spending at garden centres and on sporting equipment, offsetting a fall in spending at supermarkets and in clothing stores after sales promotions in January, the Office for National Statistics said. May says they face a "final choice" between her deal, a no-deal departure that could hammer the economy, and cancelling Brexit.

Thursday's data showed sales volumes in February alone rose 0.4 per cent versus a forecast of a decline in the Reuters poll.

"An issue as big and important as Brexit should not come down to petitions - that said, if you are frustrated that the PM is just not listening, you can sign here", the First Minister said.

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