549 signatures from Malta among 3.5 million who petitioned for revocation of Article 50
549 people from Malta expressed their endorsement to a parliamentary petition calling on British Prime Minister Theresa May to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit has now reached over three million signatures. (At 18:56 GMT +1). The total number was 350409 at 1900h (GMT +1)
There was a surge in signatures after the latest developments from Brussels Thursday evening. The petition had less than 600,000 at 9am yesterday. The petition was posted on Wednesday night by Margaret Anne Georgiadou. It gathered more than 100,000 signatures in its first two hours.
Asked last night if it showed a rising anti-Brexit mood, Theresa May said the UK had already decided to leave in the biggest ever democratic exercise.
But Lib Dem MP Layla Moran said the petition could “give oxygen” to the campaign for another Brexit referendum.
“I hope the prime minister listens but she has a long history of not involving Parliament and not wanting to involve the people,” Ms Moran said.
Via UK Government / BBC