Parliament has now been forced to debate leaving the EU without a deal following a dramatic surge in a petition calling for the UK to walk away immediately.
Frustration has been growing following the recent handling of the negotiations and a ‘divorce bill’ expected to be in the region of £39bn that opposition say is not legal.
It is also thought that freedom of movement will continue for many years after the exit and many claim that the UK is leaving in name only.
The petition suggests that Theresa May should give up on the entire Article 50 process instead of subjecting herself to more humiliation by EU chiefs.
Midlands resident Jack Taylor who drafted the petition said: “Why wait another 18 months when we could leave now and fully take back control of our country, law-making powers and borders?”
Mr Taylor went on to say: “The EU looks set to offer us a punishment deal out of spite, insisting we pay tens of billions of pounds as part of a ‘settlement fee’ and continue to accept the jurisdiction of EU courts even after we’ve left. Why wait almost another two years when we could just leave right away?”
UKIP MEP Gerard Batten expressed his delight at the news and suggested that there should be a mass demonstration outside parliament to remind politicians that patience is running low.
The Department for Exiting the EU said: “The Government has already introduced legislation to ensure the UK exits the EU with certainty, continuity and control.
“In leaving the EU the Government will seek the best deal for the UK maximising the benefits from leaving the EU – control over our borders, laws and money – while maintaining the greatest possible access to EU markets and continuing to work with our European neighbours on common problems.
“After withdrawal, the UK will bring an end to the direct jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister has been clear that the days of Britain making vast contributions to the European Union every year will end.
The department added: “The country voted to leave the EU, and the Government is clear that there must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to re-join it through the back door, and no second referendum”.
It is clear from the recent surge that the message has fallen on deaf ears and the public are becoming increasingly concerned and angry how Brexit has been handled. For many it has become more than Brexit, it has become a battle for our very democracy.
You can sign the petition here.
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