Theresa May admits Brexit may not happen!
In case anyone missed it our Prime Minister neatly summarised the three main options facing the country yesterday evening:
Speaking from the steps of 10 Downing Street after a marathon five-hour meeting, the UK Prime Minister said MPs who will vote on the agreement with Brussels had to choose between backing her plan or “leave with no deal or no Brexit at all”.
What we can do here?
These options need to be put to the people, and our MPs are the people who can make this happen. It’s great that Ellie Reeves has already come out for a People’s Vote, including an option to remain, but there’s plenty more we as her constituents can do.
Easiest, quickest, is to email her to thank her for the stance she has taken. Click that link, and add your name, address and your own message. The more her constituents email on this, the more she will know how strong the groundswell of feeling against Brexit is. We are a ‘Remain’ constituency, but in a referendum, everyone’s vote counts. She’ll also be sharing what she is hearing with other MPs, which will encourage more to support the People’s Vote.
It’s not so easy for some is to have those tricky conversations with friends and family about Brexit, but if you can get even more people to contact her, that’s even better. Please also ask them to subscribe to our mailing list – the link is below. As a non party aligned group, joining us is a way for people from the two main parties to show their opposition to Brexit without being disloyal to their parties. Lewisham West and Penge in Europe is in contact with Labour, Conservatives, Lib Dems and Greens locally, preparing the ground for a People’s Vote campaign in which people from all of them can work together.
Meeting Ellie Reeves
This is what we were saying when we met Ellie in the Houses of Parliament this Tuesday. We are also asking her for a rescheduled date for a local meeting where she can talk to her constituents about Brexit. It’s not going to happen before Christmas, and by the New Year we may be in referendum campaign, or even a General Election, so it’s hard to say how the meeting will be, but let’s get the date in the calendar anyway.
With all that is going on, we’re not yet got round to having any formal meetings, but Calix & I will be meeting up after this Saturday’s Crystal Palace Parkrun – so about 9.30 – and headed to a local café, probably the Blue Belle in Maple Road, to talk over what we are doing. Join us if you can, and if you reply to this email with a mobile number, we can text you to make sure we do link up.
Not letting Brexit get you down!
Tiziana is a SODEM regular. Not heard of SODEM? Well, watch this video
and then have a day, or a half day, or whatever you can spare, at SODEM. It’s fun, a bit subversive, you get to meet all sorts of interesting people (MPs, Lords, journalists), and you might get on the telly! Most importantly, it’s probably the biggest contribution you personally can make to get a #PeoplesVote #FinalSay and to #StopBrexitSo, the place to be is Old Palace Yard, 11- 6, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday