A controversial petition asking for a second EU Referendum will be debated in the House of Commons in September.

The petition now has over 4 million signatures

Whilst the government has made it clear that the debate will not have the power in law to bring about a second referendum, it has hinted this morning that a change in the rules might be made for future votes, which could address issues such as minimum turnout and result thresholds. 

The debate will take place on 5th September, 2016 at 4.30pm and can be watched online at Parliament TV

The latest update is added below: