Ask your MP to stop hard Brexit by amending the EU Withdrawal Bill

The Government's majority is wafer thin - and if MPs from all parties work together, there's a real chance we can defeat them and at the very least, stop them from pursuing a hard Brexit.

By Lambeth Liberal Democrats, Nov 07, 2017 8:11

The flags of EU countries flying.

In the next few days, MPs will be voting on amendments to the EU withdrawal bill.

When people voted in the EU referendum last year, little was known about what a future deal with the European Union would look like.  

16 months on it is now clearer than ever that no deal will be anywhere near as good a deal as the one we have now. To top that off, a catastrophic “no deal” scenario is becoming likelier than ever, and would cost Lambeth billions.

The chaos and uncertainty that this is causing is leading to job losses and higher prices across the UK.

The deal which is negotiated should keep Britain in the Single Market and preserve the rights of EU citizens in the UK.

The deal should then be subject to a meaningful vote of MPs, and the final say on the deal should be given to the public in a referendum.

The Government's majority is wafer thin - and if MPs from all parties work together, there's a real chance we can defeat them and at the very least, stop them from pursuing a hard Brexit.

That's why we're asking you to contact your MP and ask them to support four amendments.

The four amendments would:

  • Preserve the rights of EU citizens in the UK;

  • Guarantee the UK maintains membership of the Single Market;

  • Give MPs a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal, and;

  • Give the public the final say on the Brexit deal.

Your support will make a huge difference and persuade the MPs we need to back our amendments - and remind Vauxhall’s hard Brexiteer MP Kate Hoey of the promises she made on her campaign literature of support for EU citizens’ rights and signing up to the Keir Starmer plan for Brexit as the Liberal Democrats pushed her all the way in June’s snap election.

MPs need to put their names to these amendments by the 9th November – so please, make sure you contact them before then!

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