Thousands outcry ‘Wouldn’t you prefer to be President Sadiq?  

Respondents
to a petition filed on Parliament website demanding for a ‘referendum return’ and further asking London Mayor Sadiq Khan to declare the city as
independent and join the EU.   - Sakshi Post

London:
The capital city of England has a different wave length when compared
with other parts of the United Kingdom (UK). The Remain campaign was
dominated in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Respondents to a
petition demanding for a ‘referendum return’ are supporting it and
further asking London Mayor Sadiq Khan to declare the city as
independent and join the EU. Thousands of respondents raised their
voice asking Khan “Wouldn’t you prefer to be President Sadiq?”

Despite
the narrow win masked regional discrepancies, which saw majorities in
favor of remaining in the EU among voters, several citizens are
coming forward raising their voice against Brexit and demanding for a
referendum return.

A
petition demanding for a referendum return has been filed on the
British Parliament website is creating tremors beyond European Union
(EU). Within 24 hours, the petition recorded more than one million
signatures as many of those signing the petition demanding a
referendum rerun came from major cities, as reported by The
Telegraph.

The
petition, set up by William Oliver Healey, said: “We the
undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the
Remain or Leave vote is less than 60 percent based on a turnout less
than 75 percent, there should be another referendum.”

On
Thursday 51.9 percent of votes were cast to leave the EU, versus 48.1
percent for remaining part of the bloc, while the referendum turnout
standing at 71.8 percent.

Evening
Standard reported that this petition is calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan
to declare London independent, and apply to join the EU - including
membership of the Schengen Zone. Thousands of citizens, while signing
the petition said: “Mayor Sadiq, wouldn’t you prefer to be
President Sadiq? Make it happen!”

After
the UK polled for Brexit, London Mayor Sadiq Khan took to Facebook to
express his support for the many London residents who hail from other
parts of Europe.

Khan in
a message posted on Facebook said: “I want to send a clear
message to every European resident living in London - you are very
welcome here. As a city, we are grateful for the enormous
contribution you make, and that will not change as a result of this
referendum.

There
are nearly one million European citizens living in London today, and
they bring huge benefits to our city - working hard, paying taxes,
working in our public services and contributing to our civic and
cultural life. We all have a responsibility to now seek to heal the
divisions that have emerged throughout this campaign - and to focus
on what unites us, rather than that which divides us.”

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