MoS calls on read­ers to tell their MPs: Save us from Brexit chaos

The Mail on Sunday - - News - By Harry Cole

THE Mail on Sun­day to­day calls on our army of read­ers to help spare Bri­tain from the chaos of a No Deal Brexit.

In nine days’ time, Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment will vote on whether to ac­cept the terms of Theresa May’s With­drawal Agree­ment with Brus­sels.

While many have ac­knowl­edged that the exit terms are far from per­fect, there are mount­ing fears across the po­lit­i­cal spec­trum that the chaos and un­cer­tainty that would fol­low means No Deal is no al­ter­na­tive.

So we need your help to con­vince wa­ver­ing Tory MPs to back their Prime Min­is­ter’s deal, and to per­suade Labour MPs in seats that strongly backed Leave dur­ing the 2016 ref­er­en­dum to come to­gether in the na­tional in­ter­est.

To­day we pub­lish the names and email ad­dresses of more than 160 MPs who could swing the bal­ance of the Com­mons and whose vote will be cru­cial on De­cem­ber 11 – and we ask you to con­tact them di­rectly. You can also cut out the let­ter and send it to them at the House of Com­mons.

Our tar­get list in­cludes key Tory fig­ures from the ref­er­en­dum cam­paign such as Boris John­son and Ja­cob Rees-Mogg – who have both vowed to vote down the deal be­cause they do not be­lieve it is a per­fect or a proper Brexit. And i t also i ncludes key Con­ser­va­tive Re­main sup­port­ers such as Anna Soubry and Jo John­son, who all backed trig­ger­ing the two- year Ar­ti­cle 50 divorce process and au­tho­rised Mrs May to ne­go­ti­ate on their be­half – but now re­ject the deal that she has brought home.

The cam­paign should also put pres­sure on 50 Labour MPs in the Leave heart­lands of Bri­tain – to re­mind them to put aside par­ti­san point- scor­ing and re­mem­ber their con­stituents are re­ly­ing on them to de­liver the ref­er­en­dum re­sult.

They should lis­ten closely to the in­de­pen­dent minded back­bencher Ian Austin who has warned his own party to ‘think again’ in their op­po­si­tion to Mrs May’s deal, be­cause he be­lieves it ‘de­liv­ered on the sub­stance be­hind most, if not all’ Labour’s stated six tests for back­ing a Brexit deal.

He rep­re­sents the ul­tra-mar­ginal seat of Dud­ley North in the West Mid­lands that reg­is­tered the high­est vote to Leave of all the English re­gions.

Some Labour MPs are in­creas­ingly con­cerned that Labour’s Brexit pol­icy is be­ing clouded by the fact that many of the Labour lead­er­ship rep­re­sent seats that backed Re­main.

Our cam­paign comes af­ter opin­ion polls showed the pub­lic want the Brexit saga set­tled once and for all and are be­gin­ning to back the Prime Min­is­ter’s terms of exit as a sen­si­ble com­pro­mise that avoids a cliffedge dis­as­ter.

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