Constitutional crisis looms on Brexit

The road to Brexit is a stormy one and is generating a constitutional crisis fears Ken Hind, Ribble Valley councillor and Remain campaigner.

Sunday, 26th June 2016, 12:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:21 pm
Boris Johnson holds a press conference at Brexit HQ in Westminster, London, after David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October following a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 24, 2016. See PA story POLITICS EU. Photo credit should read: Mary Turner/PA Wire

The also former Conservative Ribble Valley MP claims 2,871,070 people, including about 40,000 Lancashire voters, have signed a petition over a 48-hour period calling for a second referendum on EU members 3017 are in the the Ribble Valley.

He said: “Only 37.4% of British people voted to leave the EU with the majority 62.6 % voting against or not participating at all. The consequences are dawning on the impact of such a relative small majority on such a crucial decision. People who voted leave are having second thoughts as are angry people who voted to Remain, all fearful of the damage to the economy which is already emerging. This has led to a petition on the Parliamentary website calling for debate on the motion for a second referendum. This will have to take place as it exceeds by large numbers the 100,000 required. It is viral on the internet and unprecedented as it grows by 50,000 signatures an hour.”