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Petitioning Sadiq Khan: Declare London Independent From the UK and Apply to Join the EU.


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Evelyn
- 1089 days ago - change.org
London is an international city, and we want to remain at the heart of Europe. Let's face it - the rest of the country disagrees. So rather than passive aggressively vote against each other at every election, let's make the divorce official



   

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Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday June 24, 2016, 7:30 am
A nice idea, Evelyn, but even less chance of this happening that Dr. Jill Stein being President of the U.S. this year. . . however, it would be wonderful to think it could happen!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday June 24, 2016, 8:00 am
Signed and shared Evelyn. . . it would be interesting to see how many signers we get.
 

Animae C (509)
Friday June 24, 2016, 8:43 am
OK i signed too.
52,700 supporters

i don't really understand the situation too well or if this is a good thing, but i signed because Darren lives in the UK & he signed.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday June 24, 2016, 8:53 am
The situation is already stupid and mad, but were London to actually gain independence from the British BREXIT myopia, then the rest of the UK might think again.

 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 24, 2016, 10:27 am
Prev signed/shared thx
 

Evelyn B (63)
Friday June 24, 2016, 12:51 pm
I admit that I signed because this is one way of underlining that the "Brexit" majority is actually a relatively small number more who voted to Leave than to Remain - i.e. there is a significant number of Brits who were for a reversible position - and placing the UK strategically to tackle some of the aspects of the EU that DO need reform.

But the campaigning was so polarising that the opportunity to draw attention to what NEEDS changing, & how this could be done as a constructive process from within, got completely lost in the miasma of extreme emotions. And little more than 1/3 of eligible electors in the UK used their voice for an irreversible process to be set in action.

So - if there WERE a drive to protect London's role in the EU (finance, economy - & culture) by declaring it an independent city state (? Like Monaco? Lichtenstein? except ... no Prince or Duke? ) - maybe it would serve to make a point about the influence to be lost?

I suspect part of the 52,000 + signatories have reacted like me! The need to make a gesture against this -
Crazy perhaps - but the situation around this referendum is sick & sad, "stupid and mad" as Darren said.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 24, 2016, 2:28 pm
Had signed--ty--good work Evelyn!! Noted.
 

Scott S (14)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 9:05 am
Thanks!
 

Birgit W (160)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 12:39 pm
Darren says it all. Thanks.
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 2:22 pm

A noble idea, Evelyn ... but do you truly want to get the new Mayor into more troubles than he already faces? Sure it wouldn't be before long that they'll accuse him of wanting to establish ... a caliphate - LOL!
 

Mandi T (367)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 4:33 pm
Had signed ty
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 11:14 pm
Previously signed. Thanks Evelyn
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 27, 2016, 12:05 am
Glad to sign. Thanks.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday June 27, 2016, 4:47 am
??
 

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 4:42 am
Stupid!
 

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 4:46 am
Re the photo: Is that a cry baby????

It's called democracy, Evelyn! The British people voted as they voted. Like it or not, the result should be respected and accepted.
It's the 27% who couldn't be bothered to vote - how could anyone not have an opinion one way or the other? - who deserve the wagging finger if anyone does.

Also, I thought you were French?
 

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 4:49 am
Though maybe you're on to something. Perhaps we can get the England v Iceland game replayed as many times as it takes England to beat them!!!!
 

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 5:02 am
Maybe I'll start a petition! :)
 

Evelyn B (63)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 6:40 am
Well, John - as we know how acute & accurate is your political judgement -
After all, you commented categorically elsewhere that Remain would win ...

But in fact, you didn't read carefully my earlier comment: I didn't sign this for any expectation of action but as an outlet. Actually - London voted massively for "Remain", but will lose heavily if the advisory message (from only 37% of the eligible voters) takes the UK out of the EU. Given the scale of lying in the Brexit campaign, we have no idea what the game plan will be now. The least loss for the UK would be if they manage to negotiate a status similar to Norway's ... but that will leave all the present constraints, without any voice & influence. Your great Brexit leaders seem to have no clear plans, Boris is full of unrealistic pipe dreams about little changing, Farage is having to back away from promises that influenced many voters ...
 

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 8:21 am
You seem strangely concerned ...?

Nobody saw a Brexit victory coming, certainly not the professional pollsters or the politicians.

What's your point? It's democracy. No different to a general election. You can't have people crying foul and demanding a re-run because their side didn't win, or demanding to go independent. It's absurd.

Political misrepresentation. Happens at every election! Brexit talked a lot of rubbish at times, but so did Remain. We had ridiculous claims, like WW3 could break out if we left the EU!, and a plethora of other claims that were so ridiculous the Remain camp lost credibility.
If there is turmoil in the markets now, it's largely because of the scare tactics employed by Remain.

They aren't 'my' great Brexit leaders.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 8:25 am
We have a £68 BILLION trade deficit with the EU. Not to mention our net £8 BILLION annual membership fee.
We voted to leave the EU over sovereignty issues, but we still intend to be friends and to trade.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 12:25 pm
"If there is turmoil in the markets now, it's largely because of the scare tactics employed by Remain."

Sorry, totally wrong. . . the Press/Media machine is overwhelmingly controlled by right-wing Corporate Capitalist Elites, some of whom aren't domiciled in the UK, and therefore don't even pay tax.

You've been fed the wrong juice.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 12:27 pm
. . . and I think you'll find, John, that the overwhelmingly propagandized argument was the rhetoric and lies fed about Immigration and loss of border control.

Again, total bullsh£t fed to most of the British public, and 51% percent bought it.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 12:28 pm
. . . and I think you'll find, John, that the overwhelmingly propagandized argument was the rhetoric and lies fed about Immigration and loss of border control.

Again, total bullsh£t fed to most of the British public, and 51% percent bought it.
 
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