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Six million sign online petition to cancel Brexit

A petition calling on the British government to cancel Brexit has passed six million signatures.

The Revoke Article 50 petition, due to be debated by MPs at Westminster on Monday, is the best-supported proposal in the history of the House of Commons.

Rejecting the often-repeated claim that EU withdrawal is ‘the will of the people’, it calls for the revocation of the Article 50 letter informing the European Council of Britain’s intention to leave.

The entire Brexit process can be cancelled by the UK at any time, without the need for any agreement in Brussels, leaving Britain free to continue as a full EU member.

The petition quickly passed the 100,000-signature threshold needed for it to be debated in Parliament, with the official committee revealing nearly 2,000 signatures were being completed every minute at one point.

A 2016 petition calling for a second EU referendum had previously been the most signed petition, at almost 4.2 million.