Second EU referendum petition investigated for fraud

26 June 2016

David Cameron saying he would step down as prime minister

Mr Cameron has previously said there will be no second referendum

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

Its inquiry is focused on the possibility that some names could be fraudulent – 77,000 signatures have already been removed.

More than 3.2 million signatures are on the petition, but PM David Cameron has said there will be no second vote.

The UK voted by 52% to 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 “very seriously”.

‘A range of views’

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

The committee will consider the petition at its meeting next week and decide whether to schedule a debate on it, Ms Jones said.

“That doesn’t mean that the committee will be deciding whether or not it agrees with the petition – just whether or not it should be debated.

“Any debate would allow a range of views to be expressed.”

A number of people on Twitter have pointed out that some people appear to have signed the petition from outside the UK.

Only British citizens or UK residents are permitted to sign the petition, including Britons based abroad.

The House of Commons petitions committee said it will continue to monitor the petition for “suspicious activity”.

The petition has more signatures than any other on the parliamentary website.

Screenshot of petition page

More than 3.1 million people had signed by Sunday lunchtime

A House of Commons spokeswoman said the petition was created on 24 May. There were 22 signatures on it at the time the referendum result was announced.

The petition’s website states it was set up by an individual called William Oliver Healey, and says: “We the undersigned call upon HM 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.”

Thursday saw a 72.2% turnout, significantly higher than the 66.1% turnout at last year’s general election, but below the 75% mark suggested by Mr Healey as a threshold.

In a statement posted on Facebook, a campaigner for the English Democrats party identifying himself as Oliver Healey says he started the petition “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”.

He says the petition has since been “hijacked by the remain campaign”.

Oliver Healey Facebook post

BBC political correspondent Iain Watson says the petition has attracted a lot of attention but has no chance of being enacted, because it is asking for retrospective legislation.

Our correspondent says some referendums do have thresholds but those clauses must be inserted in legislation before the vote so everyone is clear about the rules.

You cannot simply invent new hurdles if you are on the losing side, our correspondent says.

Mr Cameron said on Friday he would stand down as prime minister by October following the leave result.



Update 21:15 by Raheem Kassam 26 Jun 2016

3M+ ‘Remain’ Petition Uses ‘Script’ To ‘Fake’ Signatures: 25,000 From North Korea, 2,800 From Uninhabitable Antarctic

Questions are being raised as to the true number of UK citizens signing a petition to urge another European Union membership referendum as evidence emerged that activists are encouraging foreign signatories. Some critics claim that a “bot” or “script” is being used to automatically generate names and signatories.

As of early Sunday afternoon, over 3.1 million signatures had been registered on the petition named: “EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum” which calls for the “Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum.”

But an analysis of the data on the petition shows that at least 6 per cent of the signatories, or nearly 200,000 are from foreign countries. While foreign-based UK nationals are allowed to sign UK petitions, some believe that many of these are fraudulent given that Remain activists are handing out post codes online in order to elicit more signatures from abroad.

And some believe that a “script” or a “bot” is being used to automatically generate signatures for the petition. Twitter users are pointing to this PasteBin link which they claim is a script to automate sign ups. Breitbart London has been unable to verify such claims, but the rate at which signatures are being added to the petition may suggest at least some level of automation.

As of Sunday afternoon, around 41,118 signatories have come from Vatican City, 11,717 from the United States, and curiously, 24,855 from North Korea.

At least 19,000 signatures have come from France, and 2,735 from British Antarctic Territory, which has a population of just 250 people.

And even UK-based signatories are raising questions, with the petition attracting a curiously high number of signatures from constituencies with small populations.

Turnout in the 2015 General Election was 36,185 in the Cities of London and Westminster constituency. Yet over 40,000 are claimed to have signed the Remain petition from that constituency in the past few days. That would mean that more than every single person that voted in 2015 has signed the petition, including all voters from the UK Independence Party and the Conservative Party, the former of which is overwhelmingly Eurosceptic, and the latter of which is split in half over the issue.

The House of Commons petitions committee has today acknowledged that there may be fraudulent signatures on the petition, and has claimed that they will remove them.

The petition has been pointed to by Remain activists including Members of Parliament as a sign that UK voters did not want to leave the European Union and that another referendum must be held.

The same people have not yet commented on the allegedly fraudulent nature of many of the signatures.

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12 Responses to “Second EU referendum petition investigated for fraud”

  1. ferryt says:

    hmm, are we viewing mega psyops?

    • Gordon says:

      Nothing surer!. What’s more I don’t know if it’s just me but I’m mighty suspicious of the Scottish EU referendum results. I’ve asked upwards of fifty people what way they were voting and all but one said they were voting to leave. The one was undecided. Furthermore I was watching news on CNN and they were asking Scottish farmers their opinion on Brexit and all interview voted to leave the EU.

      Now I know all of this does not equate to a national EU exit but it does make me think.

  2. Men Scryfa says:

    David Lammy a democratically elected MP rejects the right of White Britons to democracy when they assert their sovereignty. David Lammy MP is another prominent Black settler who supports White Genocide. We do not need people who hold and articulate these kind of views to be in this country let alone to hold political office. Get Rid of them and anyone who votes for them

    Evil Nation Stealing Robbers Racists and Genociders that is what they are!

  3. Men Scryfa says:

    The arrogance of these deeply Evil and Hypocritical people knows no bounds

    They happily and enthusiastically invade other people’s countries and genocide who populations on the so-called grounds of “democracy” and “progress” but then as soon as they encounter any real democracy that runs against their master’s wishes at home then without another thought they dismiss it.

    These people are just exposing themselves further and further as the bankrupt, criminal, deeply corrupt, Paedophile ridden subverted Cabal that they obviously are and have long been protected as such. Anyone of them who speaks out like this just identifies themselves as being one of the criminal conspirators. We know already about many of them who remain unarrested and at large. Will they only start to wake up when we start excuting some of them after lawful trial and conviction???

    And what about the members of the Police, the Army, the Security Services who protected them. Who knows people in the Army and the Police – what are they doing about it ??? Easier to kill and terrorize unarmed civilians is it? Is it??

    Cowards and filth. That is what They are.

    It is time for a new paradigm a new dawn and a new perspective.

  4. Nollidge says:

    Heads up!. Things may not be as they seem…

    Brexit- What is the Hidden Globalist Game?:-

  5. Nollidge says:

    Read this in conjunction with the Makow that I juste posted. Atzmon knows well the Jewish methods & Makow has been studying the N.W.O. for years.

    • Men Scryfa says:

      Another jew commentator, do not promote their sights, the best thing they can do is not to speak for us but to force their co-religionists to dismantle the White Genocide policies and laws they have constructed. All of them Bro Kapner, Makow, Rense, Atzmon all of them Jews. Join the dots people.

      WAKE UP!

  6. Men Scryfa says:

    Another Jewish owned and controlled so-called national newspaper that needs to be taken back, truly nationalized and taken strictly online in patriotic hands.

  7. Men Scryfa says:

    Total Lies. The reasons for the EU Referendum Vote to EXIT the EU are as follows and in this order of priority:

    1. Non-White Immigration into the UK

    2. Rejection of Dictatorship by the Westminster/Zionist Elite

    3. National Sovereignty and rejection of the take over by the EU

    None of the above reasons are Extremist, “Far-Right” whatever that is, or anti-democratic. They are all patriotic, decent, British Christian, fair minded and reasonable. Portraying them as anything else is an act of gross deceit.

    This is not about hating our fellow Europeans, we love other European peoples and nations, and wish to respect them and their right to exist.

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