Petition to force a second referendum hits a MILLION signatures in a day: MPs will have to debate the proposal after claims the Brexit margin of victory wasn’t high enough

The prospect of holding a second EU referendum could be debated in Parliament in coming weeks after a petition topped one million signatures within hours of the result being declared.

It was so popular that the Government petition website hosting the motion crashed this morning.

The petition demands the Government re-stage the referendum because the winning vote for Leave was less than 60 per cent and was based on a turnout of less than 75 per cent.