The official petition demanding a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal has smashed all targets within 48 hours of being launched at Saturday’s march on Parliament.
Initial targets of 75,000 and 100,000 signatures were reached in record time on Sunday and organisers are now aiming for 200,000 signatures.
When this press release was sent, the petition had reached 125,363 signatures, with that figure growing every minute.
The petition will be a central focus of the People’s Vote campaign’s Summer of Action with activists from more than 130 local grassroots groups taking it out to every street in every village, town and city in the country. New groups are being established every week.
A series of regional events and rallies are also being planned to demonstrate the growing strength of feeling across Britain for people to be given a democratic right to be heard.
Saturday’s march on Parliament exceeded all expectations with conservative estimates of the crowd, that backed up all the way from Green Park down to Whitehall, suggesting at last 100,000 people demonstrated.
Caroline Lucas MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“The rally and march on Saturday proved that the People’s vote is now the fastest growing movement in Britain.
“More than 100,000 people made their voices heard loud and clear on Saturday, and over the course of this summer, hundreds of thousands more will be heard online and on the streets. Decisions taken in Parliament will decide the future of our country in the next few months but they cannot be taken in isolation – because what happens outside Parliament will be crucial too.”
The full text of the petition is as follows:
WE, THE PEOPLE
We, the undersigned, demand a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal.
We have watched the chaos unfold in Cabinet and the turmoil in negotiations with dismay and foreboding. None of us voted for a bad deal or no deal that would wreck our economy. Nor do we accept that either is inevitable. If the Brexit deal is rejected by Parliament, then we, the people of Britain, should have the democratic right to determine our own future. That is why we are demanding a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal.
Notes to editors:
The petition can be viewed and signed here: https://www.peoples-vote.uk/petition