UK government has rejected the petition to revoke Article 50.
The British government has rejected unequivocally the request to revoke the declaration under Article 50 about leaving the European Union. However, the petition will still be debated in parliament.
The government in its response (linked here) stated that the British people had voted to leave the European Union and the government intends to honour the result. The Liberal Democrats have consistently argued that leaving the European Union will be a disaster for the UK and its citizens. We are still urging the government to hold a Peoples Vote to confirm the terms on which the UK should leave the EU or whether it would be better to stay.
Even if the petition has been rejected, it can still be signed at the following link. At the time of writing, it had more than 5.8 million signatures.
We urge everyone to support the petition so that the MPs discussing Brexit know and understand the strength of feeling.
British citizens living outside of the United Kingdom are eligible to sign, as well as those living in the country.