. . .Then send them this let­ter by post or email to per­suade them to make right de­ci­sion in the na­tional in­ter­est

The Mail on Sunday - - News -

Dear _______________________________

I am writ­ing to you as one of your con­stituents to ask you, with the great­est re­spect, to hear what I have to say be­fore you vote on the Brexit Bill in Par­lia­ment on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11. I f irmly be­lieve it is in the na­tional in­ter­est that you sup­port the Prime Min­is­ter’s deal. I un­der­stand that you, like many who voted ei­ther Leave or Re­main in the 2016 ref­er­en­dum, have reser­va­tions about the deal Theresa May has ne­go­ti­ated. Not even the PM is pre­tend­ing it is per­fect. But it is my strong be­lief that by end­ing free move­ment, restor­ing sovereignty to Par­lia­ment and lib­er­at­ing Bri­tain’s f ish­er­men and farm­ers from EU con­trol, the With­drawal Agree­ment de­liv­ers much of what 17.4 mil­lion vot­ers de­manded at the ref­er­en­dum. For West­min­ster to turn its back on those vot­ers now would be a dan­ger­ous trav­esty – risk­ing alien­at­ing vast swathes of the coun­try from the demo­cratic process for ever. Re­mem­ber the Gov­ern­ment leaf let de­liv­ered to ev­ery home be­fore the vote said: ‘This is your de­ci­sion. The Gov­ern­ment will im­ple­ment what you de­cide.’ No t alk there of a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum. The truth is none of the Prime Min­is­ter’s crit­ics have come up with a cred­i­ble al­ter­na­tive to her plan. The most likely al­ter­na­tive – a depar­ture from the Euro­pean Union with no deal at all – is a leap in the dark which could do per­ma­nent dam­age to our econ­omy and so­ci­ety. Many wise voices have warned of po­ten­tial chaos. I be­lieve it is sim­ply a risk not worth t ak­ing. With your sup­port, that per­ilous prospect can be avoided. You must be aware that the Bri­tish peo­ple are tired of the bick­er­ing over Brexit. They just want to agree a deal and move on. The time has come to re­unite the coun­try around a wise com­pro­mise and be­gin to heal the wounds. So I urge you – and all your fel­low MPs – to put aside your dif­fer­ences and come to­gether at this his­toric mo­ment and vote in favour of the Brexit deal on De­cem­ber 11. This is not a vote for Theresa May. It is a vote for Bri­tain’s in­de­pen­dent, se­cure and pros­per­ous fu­ture.

Yours sin­cerely _____________________________

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