Over three million people have now ‘signed’ the petition to ask the Government to consider a second EU referendum – or have they?
The BBC reports that,
The House of Commons petitions committee is investigating allegations of fraud in connection with a petition calling for a second EU referendum.
Its inquiry is focused on the possibility that some names could be fraudulent – 77,000 signatures have already been removed.
I took two screen shots, because I could smell a rat. Most petitions, even very important ones, take many days to reach the 100,000 ‘signatures’ required to be considered for a debate by MPs, so 3,000,000 in a couple of days seemed unlikely. Are there really that many sore losers?
The first view is from lunchtime (1.25pm) today and the other less then four hours later (5.07pm).
Notice that the earlier total for the Cities of London and Westminster was 44,878, but this collapsed to 14,802 within four hours.
(Click on pictures to enlarge.)
This was a huge purge of supposed ineligible signatures which equates to 39% of this “77,000” figure. I wonder what the real overall total is. Is the new figure for the Cities of London and Westminster even correct now or is it still grossly exaggerated?
I have signed many dozens of these petitions and another anomaly I noticed was the number of signatures being registered in the middle of the night – hundreds of thousands of them – when there are usually very few. I have still not readjusted from being up all night after the Referendum, so I was keeping an eye on this extraordinary growth.
The BBC says, A number of people on Twitter have pointed out that some people appear to have signed the petition from outside the UK.
Judging by the huge number of nighttime signatures, might the ‘work’ of building up this petition have been farmed out to a company in the Far East?
Could this be part of a hoax by the pro-EU Government to try to justify staging another referendum – just like in Ireland, when voters gave the “wrong” answer first time, after insufficient exposure to media scaremongering?
Something decidedly unsavoury is definitely going on and this is the proof.