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And here is my colleague Alex Hearn’s story on the revoke article 50 e-petition website crashing.

Related: Petitions site crashes after 600,000 back call to revoke article 50


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Here are some of the celebrities who have been encouraging people on Twitter to sign the e-petition calling for article 50 to be revoked. (See 10.22am.)

I’ve signed this petition to revoke A50 and deal with the consequences afterwards – referendum, election, whatever. I have no idea whether these things do any good but after May’s astonishingly irresponsible speech this evening I’ll give anything a go.

Staying up to watch the anti-Brexit petition hit 300,000 PURELY on the basis of Theresa May’s shit-show statement is my new jam:

This link is working again. Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU. – Petitions

I’ve signed. And it looks like every sane person in the country is signing too. National emergency. Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU. – Petitions

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