The British Government has formally rejected a popular petition calling for a second Brexit referendum.
The petition, which had gathered over 4m signatures, said: “We the undersigned call upon HM [Her Majesty’s] government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based [on] a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum.”
It later emerged than tens of thousands of signatures on the petition were fraudulent.
52% of people voted ‘Leave’ on June 23 last. The referendum had a 72% turnout.
The outcome sent shockwaves across Europe and beyond. In the immediate aftermath, the pound came crashing down and Prime Minister David Cameron tendered his resignation, followed by many other prominent political figures, including Nigel Farage.