As well as the Withdrawal Arrangement Bill being debated this today, a terrible new law could go through today in the House of Commons.
These regulations, if passed, could prevent EU27 citizens who are self employed in the UK being treated on the same terms as UK citizens. What does this mean exactly and what would stop more discrimination coming on line in the future? This is very murky.
I have literally been kept awake half the night thinking about this. It is an incredibly dark moment amongst many in the events that have happened in recent weeks. There is no democratic mandate for this discrimination. There is no humane reason for it and there is no economic reason for it either.
This is taking us one step closer to fascism and despite feeling overwhelmed and despairing, I still wrote to Sheryll Murray MP this morning. One reason is that even if I can not stop it, I can resist it. If we give up contacting our MPs, we are colluding with those that want us to give up on democracy. Even if we lose to these dark forces (it is dark to remove the rights of people for no good reason other than discrimination), the loss will be temporary and when the light returns again to this country, there will be enquiries. When those archives and the extent of the corruption is revealed, I want my voice to be in the archives that are on the right side of history.
I am sorry I can not offer much more hope than this. Every letter I have sent Sheryll Murray has been responded to with a sound bite of the party line. I do not expect this one to be any different so do not dismiss me as being naive. I have to try anyway.