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Two million sign petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled
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Two million sign petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled

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London, Mar 21: A national petition calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel Brexit has passed two million signatures, local media reported on Friday.

The petition has called on British government to cancel Britain's departure from the European Union (EU) and to revoke Article 50 process.

The Article 50 had set Britain's departure date at March 29, but the EU agreed on Thursday to offer a Brexit extension until May 22, if Britain's House of Commons approves the withdrawal agreement next week. If not, the extension will last till April 12, said President of the European Council Donald Tusk.

However, leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said the petition would only be meaningful if it reached 17.4 million, the number of people who voted Leave during the 2016 referendum.UNI