I’ve seen a lot of hemming and hawing online this winter about how the Cardinals are spending less on the 2019 squad than they did on the 2018 team. I’ve heard that this is no way to go “all in” and that they just can’t help but to be cheap. It’s just simply not accurate. […]
An online petition calling for the UK government to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU has reached more than 4m signatures, becoming the most popular to be submitted to the Parliament website.
The petition, which was started in late February by “frustrated remainer” Margaret Georgiadou, has gained momentum very quickly, and has now reached just over 4m supporters, adding 2.5m signatures in less than 24 hours.
Brexit: hundreds of thousands expected to march for people’s vote – live updates Read more It gathered momentum shortly after the prime minister appealed to the British people to back her in her standoff with MPs from all parties.
The number of signatures continued to rise on Saturday, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to gather in central London to march for a “people’s vote” on Brexit, asking for the public to be given the power to make the final decision.
On Thursday, the parliamentary petitions website crashed several times as so many people were trying to access it at the same time.
The error message “bad gateway”, which displayed when the website was overwhelmed, even started trending on Twitter.
Conspiracy theories also appeared from both sides, with some saying the site’s troubles were a plot to prevent further signatures.
Others claimed that a small proportion of signatures from overseas IP addresses – including one from North Korea – meant the petition had been “hijacked by bots”.
In fact, 96% of the signatures were from the UK.
The House of Commons petitions committee said: “Anyone who is a UK resident or a British citizen can sign a petition.
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Brexit Online petition sparks conspiracy theories on both sides of the debate The government petitions website said 96% of signatures came from the UK. Photograph: petition.parliament.uk An online petition calling for the UK government to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU has reached 4m signatures. The petition, which was started in late February […]