Mine to Sheryll Murray 20.10.18
Dear Sheryll Murray
I went on the march yesterday for a Peoples Vote where the estimate is 700, 000 people turned up from all corners of the country, from all walks of life including a large group from Cornwall.
As well as walking for myself I carried nearly 200 names from people across Devon and Cornwall who could not attend the march.
We are demanding a Peoples Vote with an Option to Remain because the last 2 years have been a complete shambles with the Government’s own evidence revealing we will all be worse off economically.
This is not what the people of your constituency voted for.
People are finding out the facts despite sections of the media making it difficult but no one voted to be significantly poorer.
Not only poorer economically but poorer in terms of reputation as a Nation; human rights; social cohesion; openness and diversity and environmentally too.
I had fun yesterday but I did not march for the fun of it. I marched because the threat is real…we are heading for a cliff edge and Cornwall will go over it. It needs to stop. The people need a chance for a final say.
From anonymous to her Berkshire MP:
I am writing to you to express my concern at the situation we are in as a country regarding the BREXIT negotiations and deal.
I was unable to attend the march on Saturday due to commitments, but support the views of the 700,000 people who were there. Myself and adults in my family would like to add our voices to the appeal for a Peoples’ Vote with an Option to Remain; the last two years have been a complete shambles with the government’s own evidence revealing we will all be worse off economically. I do not believe that this is what people voted for in the 2016 referendum. I do not believe that the government can keep quoting the phrase ‘the will of the people’ without going to the people to see what the majority view now is.
We therefore urge you to support a Peoples’ vote.
Adam Dadeby’s letter to Sarah Wollaston
Dear Sarah Wollaston,
This is just a short note to say Thank You for taking what I know is a brave stand to support a “ratification” vote to allow us to either to give our “informed consent” on the Brexit “deal” or to choose to stay in the European Union with the “deal” we already have.
It is clear now that the 2016 poll and its aftermath are doing tremendous harm to our country; damage I believe is unprecedented in more than one hundred years, damage which may take more than a generation to recover from.
• It has highlighted and emboldened an ugly fascist presence in our country.
• Our representative democracy has been undermined by it.
• Our ability to tackle global issues where international co-operation – environmental, security, AI/tech sector, the energy transition, criminal justice and organised crime – are all being weakened by it.
• Our rights as workers and consumers are threatened by it.
• Political discourse has been coarsened by it.
• Our economy and public services are being undermined by it.
• The demonstrable fairness of our democracy has been further harmed by the exclusion of millions of voters most affected by the outcome of it (the 3 million EU27 fellow citizens living here and UK citizens living long-term in the EU27 countries).
• The power and influence of our country globally has been reduced by it.
• The ability of the state to formulate coherent public policy has been further weakened by it: government bandwidth has been and will be consumed by fire-fighting Brexit impacts for many years.
• In fact, the very fabric of the country is being ripped apart by it.
• All the myriad benefits of being an important partner in the greatest peace project of all time (albeit one not without flaws – what human endeavour isn’t?), thrown away by that 2016 poll on an issue that was previously way down on most voters’ list of concerns.
Now more than ever, we need leaders and politicians like you that demonstrate through word and deed that they are putting the good of the country first. History will look more kindly on those of you that do. I don’t even think that putting the good of the country first is incompatible with loyalty to your right-of-centre politics. Brexit, if it happens, risks doing tremendous damage to the Tory party for many years to come. And I hope that a coherent, moderate, centre-right voice will emerge from the debacle that is Brexit. We need this, as much as we need a similar voice on the left.