Leave the EU immediately

The Government should walk away from the Article 50 negotiations and leave the EU immediately with no deal. The EU looks set to offer us a punishment deal out of spite. Why wait another 18 months when we could leave right away and fully take back control of our country, lawmaking powers and borders?

141,835 Signatures

Status: Closed
Created: 13 Sep 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 778
Closed: 14 Mar 2018, 11:59 p.m.

The EU looks set to offer us a punishment deal out of spite, insisting we pay tens of billions of pounds as part of a ‘settlement fee’ and continue to accept the jurisdiction of EU courts even after we’ve left. Meanwhile pro-EU MPs in Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP, along with unelected Lords, are attempting to block Brexit, the longer we remain a member the more opportunity they have to interfere. Why wait almost another 2 years when we could just leave right away?

Government Response

The country voted to leave the EU, and this Government respects that. A smooth and orderly exit is in the interest of both the UK and the EU.

The country voted to leave the EU, and the Government is clear that there must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it through the back door, and no second referendum.

In leaving the EU the Government will seek the best deal for the UK maximising the benefits from leaving the EU – control over our borders, laws and money – while maintaining the greatest possible access to EU markets and continuing to work with our European neighbours on common problems. After withdrawal, the UK will bring an end to the direct jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the United Kingdom.

The Prime Minister has been clear that the days of Britain making vast contributions to the European Union every year will end. The European Commission has set out the European Union’s position on the financial settlement, and the Government is undertaking a rigorous examination of the detail of this.

The Government has already introduced legislation to ensure the UK exits the EU with certainty, continuity and control. A smooth and orderly exit is in the national interest and further legislation will be introduced to deliver that.

Both the UK and the EU should want to achieve the best possible outcome and the strongest possible partnership for the future. The Government believes that a deep and special partnership between an independent UK and the EU is in the interests of both sides.

Department for Exiting the European Union

Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
449 0.32% Damian Collins Conservative
Folkestone and Hythe
442 0.31% Victoria Atkins Conservative
Louth and Horncastle
420 0.30% Bob Seely Conservative
Isle of Wight
408 0.29% Huw Merriman Conservative
Bexhill and Battle
397 0.28% Matt Warman Conservative
Boston and Skegness
394 0.28% Damian Green Conservative
388 0.27% Giles Watling Conservative
384 0.27% Mrs Natalie Elphicke Conservative
370 0.26% Mrs Sheryll Murray Conservative
South East Cornwall
367 0.26% Gordon Henderson Conservative
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
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MPs spoken contributions during 22 Jan 2018 petition debate

Conservative Paul Scully (View contribution) 3761 words Suella Braverman (View contribution) 2720 words Andrew Bowie (View contribution) 1398 words 1323 words
Labour 2466 words Dr Rupa Huq (View contribution) 1848 words Matt Western (View contribution) 261 words 34 words
Liberal Democrat 2034 words Christine Jardine (View contribution) 1498 words Wera Hobhouse (View contribution) 328 words
Scottish National Party Peter Grant (View contribution) 4355 words Joanna Cherry (View contribution) 266 words