UK government has rejected petition for second Brexit referendum

Flags are seen above a souvenir kiosk near Big Ben clock at the Houses of Parliament in central London June 26, 2012.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett
Flags are seen above a souvenir kiosk near Big Ben clock at the Houses of Parliament in central London. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has formally rejected a second Brexit referendum despite an official petition which received more than 4.1 million signatures.

Normally when a petition on parliament’s website hits 100,000 signatures, the Petitions Committee considers it for a parliamentary debate.

However, the government has decided to push on with Brexit without a debate on a second referendum.

In a statement released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the government was now fully committed to securing a Brexit deal.

‘The Prime Minister and Government have been clear that this was a once in a generation vote and, as the Prime Minister has said, the decision must be respected, The Daily Mail reports.

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