The Petition Has Not Run Its Course

The Department for Exiting the European Union has responded to the Revoke Article 50 and Remain in the EU petition.

The response to the petition begins "This Government will not revoke Article 50. We will honour the result of the 2016 referendum and work with Parliament to deliver a deal that ensures we leave the European Union."

It goes on to acknowledge "...the considerable number of people who have signed this petition.."

On the bright side, it also says that "Parliament will debate this petition on 1 April 2019"

The thing is that the deadline for the petition is 20 August 2019 - so it hasn't run its course.

I fully appreciate that time is marching on and the clock is ticking - but nonetheless, there could be many more even than the 'considerable number' of signatures by August, even more than the 5,808,770 signatures.