Below, we have produced a draft letter you may wish to send to your MP about this. Whichever party you support, and whichever party your MP belongs to, it is important they hear your views.
You can find out who your MP is and the contact details from this link.
You can also write to the MEPs in your region, who are there to represent you in the European Parliament. Clearly they also need to know how you feel. You can find contact details for your MEPs via this link.
Please feel free to amend the letter where you feel you need to emphasise anything, or add any of your own points.
It would be helpful if you could also copy us with your letter to email@example.com and any reply you might receive.
Dear [Insert Your MP’s Name Here]
‘NO’ to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond’s ‘Halfway House’ on Brexit – Respect the Referendum Result or Resign
On 23rd June 2016 over 17.4 million people in the United Kingdom voted in the EU Referendum to Leave the European Union. This was the greatest democratic exercise in our history and more people voted than in any General Election!
When she became our Prime Minister, Theresa May promised ‘Brexit means Brexit and we’re going to make a success of it’, which we can only do in a truly Global Britain.
Recently, some members of the Cabinet have been trying to muddy the waters – in particular, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond and the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd.
Both were committed Remainers coming up to the Referendum, as was Theresa May – but at least May has accepted the result!
Hammond and Rudd talk about wasting valuable negotiating time to produce a ‘transitional deal’, lengthening the time before we would be free of the constraints of the European Union even further. They hint it would let the European Court of Justice continue its jurisdiction over and above our own legal system, and lock us into the Single Market, Customs Union and perhaps even the so-called ‘Free Movement’ for years after we leave the EU.
This is not what we voted for when we voted Leave on June 23rd. It would be a betrayal of the Brexit vote and the will of the majority in the Referendum.
We voted to ‘take back control of our laws’, which we cannot do in the ECJ’s jurisdiction.
We voted to ‘take back control of our borders’, which we cannot do in the Single Market.
We voted to ‘take back of our trade’, which we cannot do in the Customs Union.
We voted to ‘take back control of our country’, and we will not accept anything less.
Parliament must try to get the best possible deal from the EU – as soon as possible – rather than wasting time with all this transitional nonsense. The people voted for Brexit, and 85% of them they voted for the Conservative Party, the Labour Party and UKIP – all claiming to back Brexit to the hilt. Since the Referendum result, even the majority of those who voted Remain, now simply want to get on with getting the best deal for the United Kingdom.
Parliament must deliver on this promise given to the voters in the United Kingdom.
MPs who fail to get fully behind Brexit should consider their position as representatives of the Great British People. And Cabinet Ministers undermining the Government should get with it – or resign.
I sincerely hope you, as my MP, will make sure we take back control in March 2019.
As your constituent, I am asking: “Will you rule out remaining in the Single Market, the Customs Union and continuing the EU’s ‘Free Movement’ after March 2019?”
[Insert Your Name Here]
[Please also add your address so your MP knows you are one of his/her constituents]