The girl behind a three-million sturdy petition to revoke Article 50 reportedly made a Fb remark by which she threatened to shoot the Prime Minister.
Former faculty lecturer Margaret Anne Georgiadou made a viral petition backed by a number of celebrities, MPs and members of the general public who desire a second referendum.
In Fb posts unearthed by blogger Guido Fawkes, she reportedly wrote on-line: ‘If i bought maintain of her ‘gun’ I might shoot her [Theresa May] level clean within the identify of patriotism’.
Ms Georgiadou appeared on LBC radio this afternoon, saying how she fed the petition by approaching ‘notable’ celebrities on Twitter for endorsements.
Ms Georgiadou appeared on LBC radio this afternoon, the place she complained that the 2016 referendum was ‘not very democratic’
In Fb posts unearthed by blogger Guido Fawkes , she reportedly wrote on-line: ‘If i bought maintain of her ‘gun’ I might shoot her [Theresa May] level clean within the identify of patriotism’
Her on-line messages had been found by the Guido Fawkes web site
The petition has additionally been backed by physicist Brian Cox, actress Jennifer Saunders, singer Annie Lennox, actors Eddie Marsan and Andy Serkis and creator AC Grayling.
She advised an LBC radio present this afternoon: ‘The federal government ignored us, they did not have any dialogue with Remainers.
‘With a referendum, that is what occurs as a result of it is not very democratic, it is majoritarian, the bulk wins, it is dominated by the bulk for almost all – sod the minority.
‘Whereas true democracy consists of everyone’s opinion in society.’
With the very best sign-up price on report, greater than two million folks had pledged their assist by the point Mrs Could fielded questions in Brussels final evening.
The general public petition to cancel Brexit on the Parliament web site has soared previous three million signatures, with the very best sign-up price on report
Ms Georgiadou additionally criticised Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn in January, in accordance with Guido Fawkes
Completely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders and Andy Serkis, who was behind Gollum within the Lord of the Rings movies, have additionally backed the petition
How this petition is NOT the most important ever on Parliament web site
The most recent petition shouldn’t be the most well-liked one ever on the Parliament web site.
A petition for a second EU referendum in June 2016 attracted greater than 4 million signatures and was debated within the Commons – however hundreds of signatures had been eliminated after it was found to have been hijacked by automated bots.
One other well-liked petition aimed to forestall US President Donald Trump from making a state go to, and attracted 1.8million signatures.
The petition on the Parliament web site shortly gained assist within the wake of the PM’s speech on Wednesday evening and Revoke Article 50 began to development on Twitter.
After signing the petition, Hugh Grant shared a hyperlink on-line and wrote: ‘I’ve signed. And it appears to be like like each sane particular person within the nation is signing too. Nationwide emergency. Revoke Article 50 and stay within the EU.’
Professor Cox mentioned: ‘I’ve signed this petition to revoke A50 and take care of the implications afterwards – referendum, election, no matter.
‘I don’t know whether or not these items do any good however after Could’s astonishingly irresponsible speech this night I will give something a go.’
Prime Minister Theresa Could offers an announcement about Brexit at a summit in Brussels yesterday
Assist for the petition concentrated in London and constituencies round Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol, Oxford and Edinburgh – six cities that had been in favour of Stay in 2016
This graph exhibits how signatures to the Article 50 petition have soared over the previous week
The petition’s assist was concentrated in London and constituencies round Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol, Oxford and Edinburgh.
Within the 2016 referendum, these six cities had been additionally in favour of Stay.
The petition reads: ‘The Authorities repeatedly claims exiting the EU is ‘the desire of the folks’.
‘We have to put a cease to this declare by proving the power of public assist now, for remaining within the EU.’
Commons Chief Andrea Leadsom dismissed the petition, mentioning it was not on the identical scale because the referendum.
‘Ought to it attain 17.4million, I’m certain there shall be a really clear case for taking motion,’ she mentioned.
Throughout her Downing Road assertion, Mrs Could controversially blamed MPs for failing to stay to the results of the 2016 vote and advised the general public: ‘I’m in your aspect.’
The Petitions Committee mentioned almost 2,000 signatures had been being accomplished each minute over yesterday lunchtime, crashing the web site due to the unprecedented hit-rate.
It shortly handed the 100,000-signature threshold wanted for it to be debated in Parliament.
Anybody can fill it in, prompting fears that bots or overseas brokers looking for to intervene may have contributed to the full variety of backers.
However folks signing petitions on the Parliament web site had been requested to tick a field saying they’re a British citizen or UK resident and to substantiate their identify, e-mail deal with, and postcode to signal.
Information from the petitions web site yesterday afternoon steered greater than 960,000 signatures had been from individuals who mentioned they had been from the UK, almost 9,000 from France, almost 5,000 from Spain and almost 4,000 from Germany, amongst others.
Yesterday, EU leaders mentioned Brexit might be delayed from March 29 to Could 22 – however solely on the situation that MPs vote for Mrs Could’s deal subsequent week.
Whether it is rejected within the third ‘significant vote’ then the UK would have till April 12 to inform the European Council a method ahead.
An extension may proceed for a number of extra months if Britain agreed to vote in Could’s European Parliament elections.
In January MPs debated whether or not the UK ought to depart the EU with out a deal after a petition calling for it bought 371,673 signatures.
MPs have been sharing the petition to revoke Article 50 on social media, together with Lib Dem Brexit spokesman Tom Brake.
Professional-Brexit Tory MP Nadine Dorries steered it was ‘doubtless’ that overseas governments or bots had intervened within the petition to revoke Article 50.
‘I do not assume you’ll be able to belief the authenticity of any petition or social media response any longer as the problems relating to bots and rouge web sabotage is now an on a regular basis incidence,’ she mentioned.
However the Commons spokesman added that signature patterns are investigated to examine for fraudulent exercise and suspect signatures are eliminated, together with these which are ‘clearly bots’.
He mentioned: ‘Anybody who’s a UK resident or a British citizen can signal a petition. This consists of British residents dwelling abroad.’
In December final yr the European Courtroom of Justice dominated that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union and cancel the Brexit course of.