A spokesperson for the government has confirmed that Article 50 will automatically be revoked as soon as the viral petition calling for this action hits 17,410,743 signatures.

This will be the point when the total exceeds the number of people who voted Leave in June 2016.

A spokesperson said, ‘There has to be some sort of ‘end game’ here, otherwise online petitions would just be some sort of irrelevant dick waving exercise.’

‘Cabinet had a meeting last night and agreed this outcome. It’s called ‘sovereignty.’

Brexiteer Perry Neum said, ‘This is disgraceful.’

‘I meant the other sort of sovereignty where all the brown people go away.’