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Referendum on the EU

Submitted on Friday 29th July 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Referendum on the EU

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In 1975, the British people voted in a post-ratification Referendum to remain a member of the European Economic Community (Common Market).

The EEC was transformed into the European Union by various Treaties which were debated and voted on in Parliament. But the British people have never been given an opportunity to vote in a Referendum on whether we should be a member of the European Union.

That democratic deficiency should be rectified. I petition the Prime Minister to call a Referendum on whether the UK should continue to remain a member of the EU.


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There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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