Petition for London independence gathers steam

Ryan Bembridge

June 24, 2016

canary wharf london

Thousands have signed a petition to grant London independence in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union.

While 52% of the electorate voted for a Brexit in the UK, in London 60% favoured staying in the union.

At the time of writing the petition on had attracted 37,000 supporters.

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The petition’s organiser James O’Malley wrote: “London is an international city, and we want to remain at the heart of Europe.

“Let’s face it – the rest of the country disagrees. So rather than passive aggressively vote against each other at every election, let’s make the divorce official and move in with our friends on the continent.

“This petition is calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan to declare London independent, and apply to join the EU – including membership of the Schengen Zone (Umm, we’ll talk about the Euro…).

“Mayor Sadiq, wouldn’t you prefer to be President Sadiq? Make it happen!”