Second EU referendum petition investigated for fraud

The House of Commons petitions committee has said it is investigating allegations of fraud in connection with a petition calling for a second EU referendum.

Any signatures found to be fraudulent would be removed, it said.

More than 3.1 million people have signed the petition, although PM David Cameron has previously said there will be no second referendum.

It comes after the UK voted 52-48 to leave the EU in Thursday’s referendum.

Helen Jones, who chairs the cross-party petitions committee, said in a statement posted on Twitter that it was taking the allegations of fraud “very seriously”.

“People adding fraudulent signatures to this petition should know that they undermine the cause they pretend to support,” she said.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36634407

5 thoughts on “Second EU referendum petition investigated for fraud

  1. The person who started this petition claims it has been “hijacked” by Remain losers who have been adding fraudulent backers !

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  2. Wiliam Healey posted this:
    Re: EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum petition
    This petition was created at a time (over a month ago) when it was looking unlikely that ‘leave’
    were going to win, with the intention of making it harder for ‘remain’ to further shackle us to the EU. Due to the result, the petition has been hijacked by the remain campaign. Admittedly, my actions were premature however, my intentions were as stated above. THERE WAS NO GUARANTEE OF A LEAVE VICTORY AT THAT TIME!!! Having said that, if it had not been mine, it would have been orchestrated by someone on the remain campaign. However, since I am associated with the petition and before the press further associate me with it I felt the need to better clarify my position on the issue even if it looks bad. I am it’s creator, nothing more! The logistical probability of getting a turnout to be a minimum of 75% and of that, 60% of the vote must be one or the other (leave or remain) is in my opinion next to impossible without a compulsory element to the voting system.

    I have been opposed to the bureaucratic and undemocratic nature of the European Union as an institution privately for many years and for all of my political career. I have openly and actively lent my support to both Vote Leave and Grassroots Out campaigns – why would I do this if I wanted to remain in the EU? I am genuinely appalled by the behaviour of some of the remain campaign, how they are conducting themselves post-referendum not just with this petition but generally. The referendum was fairly funded; democratically endorsed, every vote was weighted equally and I believe this was a true reflection of the mood of the country. To my fellow leavers, now doubting their decision please keep the faith, we will be fine just stick with it. I believe what we need to do now for the good of the country; is get behind the will of the British people, unite, issue Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon and move forward, with the process of leaving the European Union.

    William Oliver Healey

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/william-oliver-healey-referendum-petition_uk_576f8b28e4b0232d331e1b39

    The BBC ‘forgot’ to include this.

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  3. Anyone can sign an online petition and by anyone i mean non uk nationals and even make up email addresses. These people just can’t accept defeat so just stop whinging you had the opportunity to vote ( or did you ? LOL ) like everyone else

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