Over one million people have now signed The Independent’s petition calling for the British public to be given a Final Say on Brexit in a new referendum. That means this is the biggest petition Change.org have run from the UK this year.
The petition reached the milestone on Saturday afternoon, just three months after it was launched and amid deadlock in negotiations with Brussels and growing concern over a looming no-deal Brexit or the possibility of a deal that does not prove to be popular with the public.
Theresa May has refused to contemplate a new referendum – but the matter may eventually be taken out of her hands, with odds on the prime minister finding any deal parliament can approve dwindling.
It was just one week ago that almost 700,000 people took to the streets of London for the People’s Vote and The Independent March for the Future, the biggest mass demonstration the UK has seen since the Iraq War.