A record-breaking petition calling on the government to revoke Article 50 has passed six million signatures.
The milestone was hit a day and a half after Britain was originally meant to have left EU, with the country’s political future still uncertain.
It is the most popular petition to have been submitted to the parliament website. The previous highest total of 4,150,260 was for a 2016 petition calling for a second referendum should the initial poll not provide a definitive enough result.
The woman behind the petition, Margaret Georgiadou, said she had received death threats.
Parliament will debate the petition on Monday, but the government has already confirmed it will not revoke Article 50, saying: “We will honour the result of the 2016 referendum and work with parliament to deliver a deal that ensures we leave the European Union.”
Since then, Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by MPs for the third time, this time by 58 votes; the DUP’s deputy leader, Nigel Dodds, said he would rather the UK stayed in the EU than back her withdrawal agreement.