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Millions sign referendum re-run petition

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
Millions sign referendum re-run petition

Millions of Britons have signed a petition calling for a re-run of the European Union referendum.

The petition, posted before the referendum, demanded another ballot if the votes of ‘Vote Leave’ or ‘Remain’ fell below 60 percent with a 75 percent turnout.

The Brexit turnout hit 72 percent with 52 percent backing Brexit.

Parliament must consider a debate on any petition posted that contains 100,000 signatures.

North of the border in Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
said she is to invite all EU diplomats based in Scotland to a summit in Edinburgh within 14 days to discuss ways of remaining in the EU.

Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU.

A second referendum on Scottish independence is now likely.