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To urge you to write to your MP today if you wish to remain

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SybilEngineer Mon 27-Jun-16 08:18:03

The margin by which Leave won is too small to base such a huge decision on. This needs to be debated further especially now it's clear many people based their decision on misrepresentations made by Brexit campaigners on immigration and spending on NHS or made a protest vote.

Johnson is continuing with the myths claiming Britain will still be in Europe. Of course we will be geographically but that's all!

The referendum was advisory and not legally binding. If you want to stay in the EU please email your MP today.

Savemefromwine Mon 27-Jun-16 08:24:07

Don't be silly op

TheNaze73 Mon 27-Jun-16 08:26:27

And say what exactly?? The country has decided and sadly, less than 36% of all eligible voters agree with us. I share your frustration but, only 16.1m of us out of 45m eligible voters, chose to remain. It sucks, I know but, we've got to let it go

Mrsraypurchase Mon 27-Jun-16 08:27:28

Let it go.

SybilEngineer Mon 27-Jun-16 08:29:36

Don't write to your MP if you don't want to. That's your right. This thread is to urge people who want to stay in EU to contact their MP. Signing a petition isn't enough.

Musicinthe00ssucks Mon 27-Jun-16 08:29:39

Go and treat yourself to a nice cake and a cup of tea, and then move on with your life. You'll feel better for it.

Savagebeauty Mon 27-Jun-16 08:29:52

Oh just move on.
I voted remain but find your proposal ridiculous

OhStacey Mon 27-Jun-16 08:30:34

Yawn!!

MaidOfStars Mon 27-Jun-16 08:32:10

I agree, OP.

That petition isn't the right way (although I signed it). Letters from disgruntled Leave voters who feel duped are more powerful.

And for those advising to 'let it go'. No. I won't. I am going to support anything that might see this 'decision' overturned. I don't care how small or ultimately ineffective a gesture it might be. I care too much to 'let it go' (that's not saying others don't).

RebootYourEngine Mon 27-Jun-16 08:33:28

YABU.

We had a vote. The vote didnt go your way but oh well. Its called living in a DEMOCRACY.

MaidOfStars Mon 27-Jun-16 08:35:47

Its called living in a DEMOCRACY
And part of our democracy is having the right to speak up, to speak out, to protest.

Marmite27 Mon 27-Jun-16 08:37:41

I think mines going to be busy, given that he's quit the shadow cabinet, you know, with interviews and stuff.

Penfold007 Mon 27-Jun-16 08:40:24

Sybil would you be encouraging similar letters to MPs if the result had been the other way round? Be honest.

PrettyDumb Mon 27-Jun-16 08:41:18

Judging by my local MP's spelling and grammar, I doubt she would understand any letter I wrote her.

captainproton Mon 27-Jun-16 08:44:04

Unless your MP is in London, Scotland, N.I., or a handful of constituencies in England, they are hardly going to commit political suicide by trying to argue to remain. They will know how their constituency voted, they will not go against democracy and their local majority if they have a hope in hell of not losing their seat to UKIP.

Itriedtodohandstandsforyou Mon 27-Jun-16 08:45:16

Omg!

OurBlanche Mon 27-Jun-16 08:45:28

Funny. For years here I have been lambasted for having the luxury of having enough time and energy to be politically active

Now look! So many people suddenly wondering if the MO, that few of them would have voted for, or recognised in the street (the low voting rates evidence that), are suddenly calling for them to do something!

Maybe had we all been far more politically engaged in the past we would never had come to the point were a politician promised a referendum in order to get re-relected!

So please, do write to your MP on this and many other matters. Remain involved in the political process, now you know how important it is (sorry, no pun intended).

thedogstinks Mon 27-Jun-16 08:45:46

I'm gutted with the decision, like many others.

But. it. won't. change. It just won't.

Nanny0gg Mon 27-Jun-16 08:46:08

I'm going to scweam and scweam till I'm sick...

For goodness sake. We lost. They won. It's a Done Deal. It's not Best of Three or Keep Going till It's the 'Right' Result.

It's been decided. Now we just have to make the best we can for all of us.

That's where everyone's energy should be directed.

OurBlanche Mon 27-Jun-16 08:47:01

smile NannyBott!

FirstShinyRobe Mon 27-Jun-16 08:47:46

Yes, be engaged. Especially if your MP is a tory remainer. This is not a time for anyone to be passive. Be a part of the new political landscape.

DeloresJaneUmbridge Mon 27-Jun-16 08:49:58

My MP wants to leave so no point in any letter to him.

saoirse31 Mon 27-Jun-16 08:52:18

Well you know what a great idea. Do it after next election too if your not happy with the result.

OurBlanche Mon 27-Jun-16 08:52:19

That's not how it works. Regardless of his personal opinions he has to represent his electorate's views.

So if you don't tell him when you disagree he can't do that.

Oh, and vote against him next time!

MaidOfStars Mon 27-Jun-16 08:52:55

Now we just have to make the best we can for all of us
But part of that might be at least investigating whether the result is sure enough, based on informed votes, whatever. I don't view it as dirty tactics, but I agree it's desperate. But I am pretty desperate.

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