WRITE TO YOUR MP: Vote down the Lords’ Brexit-bashing amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

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A heavily amended EU (Withdrawal) Bill will return to the House of Commons on Tuesday 12 June and Wednesday 13 June for two marathon debates and votes. MPs will consider House of Lords amendments which seek to keep Britain in the Customs Union, the Single Market, and scrap 29 March 2019 as the date of exit – delaying it indefinitely.

Unelected and unaccountable Peers used these amendments as an attempt to thwart the largest mandate in British electoral history. Ex-EU Commissioners and other failed politicians, receiving cushy pensions from Brussels, have trampled on decades of constitutional precedent.

But you have the power to stop them: write to your elected representative in Parliament today and express in no uncertain terms your anger over this attempted betrayal.

To find your MP’s contact details, please follow the link to this website and enter your postcode.

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Dear [insert name of your MP],

I am writing to you, my elected representative in Parliament, because I have great concerns about the Brexit process so far.

You have been chosen by the people to represent them at a momentous time in British history. The task before you and your colleagues is no doubt immense, and made harder by the stubbornness of the European Union in the Brexit negotiations.

As a supporter of Get Britain Out, I proudly count myself amongst the 17.4 million who voted to Leave the European Union in the June 2016 Referendum. While I can accept negotiations sometimes lead to compromise, we have clear red lines which cannot be crossed:

The United Kingdom must Leave both the Single Market and any form of Customs Union.

We must clearly be in control of our own laws – and must NOT be under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

We must be able to create our own skills-based immigration policy and must no longer prioritise EU citizens over those from the rest of the world.

As the EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the House of Commons in the coming weeks, all eyes will be watching to see if the Westminster elite scupper the voice of the people.

I have watched with increasing frustration as rebel MPs and tantrum-throwing unelected Lords attempt – by any means possible – to undermine Her Majesty’s Government’s negotiating position.

This is not what I voted for in 2016, nor is it what I voted for in last year’s General Election, when both Labour and the Conservatives stood on a platform of Leaving the Customs Union and Single Market.

For the Lords to ignore this clear democratic mandate is an abrogation of their constitutional role as a revising chamber. They should understand their interference on a truly historic matter is wrong. This may well spell their abolition.

For elected MPs to also try and wreck a Clean Brexit, and go against the majorities in their own constituencies, shows a disdain for the voters and a dismissal of the decision we made two years ago.

Millions of proud Britons share my views and we are prepared to fight tooth and nail for what we passionately believe in.

Voting in favour of the Customs Union, Single Market, or any customs arrangement which sees us stay in the EU via the back door, will swiftly be met with anger at the ballot box.

We will never forgive a Parliament which so blatantly denies the will of the people.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

[Your name]

[Your address, so they know you are constituents]

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