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.
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.
Seven windows and two doors at the Witton Road Islamic Centre in Witton, were smashed at around 1.30am last night. Police were then called to a second mosque attack on Slade Road in Erdington at 3.14am.
The England worldwide has made it clear he wants to leave the Blues after few opportunities under Maurizio Sarri . Bayern Munich are known admirers of Hudson-Odoi and are thought to be frontrunners to secure his signature.
Built-in remediation processes through integration with Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Folks who install Microsoft Defender on macOS can anticipate the addition of new features during the preview phase.
I don't-I don't think people get it. "That's up to the Attorney General ... and we'll see what happens". It was a symbolic action created to pressure Barr into releasing as much information as possible.
Old iPad mini cases and covers and keyboards should work fine with this device, provided they were designed for the iPad mini 4. The number of tablets that can use the Apple Pencil expanded with the debut of the iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 5.
Diehard jihadists have been mounting a desperate defence of the camp at Baghouz , deploying suicide bombers and vehicle bombs. She joined a company that provides linguists to the US military after studying at Georgia State University.
Kimberly Yonkers, a professor of psychiatry, obstetrics, gynecology and preproductive sciences at Yale, told the New York Times . And the condition impacts 1 in 9 women nationally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
So, when is the beta for Mortal Kombat 11 coming out? We should also expect another Kombat Kast sometime later this week. If you pre-order the game digitally, you won't have to do anything else until closer to when the beta goes live.
The 2019 MLB season officially opened on Thursday in Tokyo, and with it came the end of one of baseball's most remarkable careers. When Orix hired Hall of Famer Akira Ogi to manage in 1994, the iconoclastic skipper unleashed the young slugger's hidden genius.
This "Netflix of games" would allow users to stream Xbox games to phones, not unlike the recently revealed Stadia. The game will be published on the Switch, but it will still have a connection to Xbox, according to VentureBeat .
Just about every year we see a 12 seed knock off a 5 seed in the tournament, hopefully, Wisconsin doesn't let that happen to them. The Oregon Women's Basketball team will host Portland State at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday to open the NCAA Tournament.
Wilder confirms title defence against Breazeale
If Wilder stays at Showtime, there is a chance of a simulcast rematch with Fury, now signed with ESPN in the USA. Told that Joshua was eager to take him on, Wilder said: " Oh man, I can't wait for him either ".
Mobile begins piloting in-home LTE internet service
After using 50GB, T-Mobile customers may get lower speeds than other customers if they are in a congested network area. T-Mobile's tech will be self-installed via a router and an app, no setup appointments (or associated fees) required.
UK unemployment rate hits 44-year low
Compared to the previous period ended in December 2018, the number of temporary employees also saw a slight increase of 0.2%. Job vacancies have increased by 4,000 to 854,000.
Watch the new trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3
I love the use of color here, and it certainly makes a difference when compared to action movies that go for a "grittier" tone. Lionsgate will release " John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum " in theaters nationwide May 17.
Facebook settles lawsuits alleging discriminatory ads
The organization said Facebook took some steps to eliminate discriminatory targeting but did not always follow through. It's taken fire for allowing advertisers to target groups of people identified as "Jew-haters" and Nazi sympathizers.
Tens dead after ferry sinks in Mosul
Local media outlet Mosul Eye has tweeted an "urgent appeal" for residents to go down to the river to help with the rescue. Numerous victims are women and children, according to the Mosul Eye, a blog that documents events in the city.