Anti-Brexit protests broke out on the streets of London after a petition for a second EU referendum attracted 2million signatures within a day. The protests came despite a record 33.5million people taking part in the referendum – the highest in any election since 1992 – in which Leave won with 51.9 per cent, a margin of 1,269,501 votes. And today, Labour legislator David Lammy says Thursday’s result was non-binding and Parliament should now vote on whether Britain quits the EU, potentially ignoring the vote.
He says some ‘leave’ supporters now regret their votes and we should not destroy the economy ‘on the basis of lies and the hubris of Boris Johnson.’ Already, 2.5million people have now signed the petition, which the Government must now consider debating in the House of Commons, which it must do for any which gets more than 100,000 names. READ MORE