Clegg, Miliband and others who call to stay in EU should be tried for TREASON


Christian Holliday, a Conservative councillor from Surrey, hopes to amend the Victorian-era legislation to reclassify support for the EU as treason.

Intended to come into force on the day of Britain’s official exit from the EU, the legislation would also prevent Remain supporters for campaigning for a return to the bloc.

The petition, which has been added to the UK Government and Parliament website, calls for the Treason Felony Act to be amended to include the following offences:

? To imagine, devise, promote, work, or encourage others, to support UK becoming a member of the European Union.

? To conspire with foreign powers to make the UK, or part of the UK, become a member of the EU.

The antiquated act dates from 1848 during the reign of Queen Victoria, who made it an offence to even “imagine” deposing the monarchy.

But the law has not been used as a charge in any case since 1879, making prosecution unlikely.

Although appearing to be designed more to get a reaction from pro-EU supporters, the petition has already attracted support from over two hundred people.

The petition reads: “It is becoming clear that many politicians and others are unwilling to accept the democratic decision of the British people to leave the EU. 

“Brexit must not be put at risk in the years and decades ahead. 

“For this reason we the undersigned request that the Treason Felony Act be amended as set out in this petition.”

The petition is among several on the site from leave campaigners, with one that received more than 2,000 signatures calling for EU flags to be removed from public buildings. 

An appeal “not to allow freedom of movement as part of any deal with the EU after Brexit” also received a raft of support after being posted on the government site.

However the most signed petition about the EU called for “HM government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60 per cent based on a turnout of less than 75 per cent there should be another referendum”.

To view the petition, click here: has contacted Mr Holliday for comment.