Have you noticed how the Question Time audience make more sense than the panel recently? I’m sorry to say that’s because our politicians and media have completely lost touch with the mood of the country.
One of the most noticeable differences has been the greater number of calls for a “ Peoples Vote ” from the panel than from the public. That’s because there is less appetite for one out here than within the Westminster Bubble, inflated as it is by the hot air generated by the media circus surrounding it.
However, we can all have our “ Peoples Vote ” right now, without having to go through the endless trauma associated with a political campaign. Because our MP is our representative in Parliament, and their duty is to us, their constituents, first and foremost. But how many of us actually know their MP’s intentions for the crucial vote on 11th December, less than two weeks away? I suspect, unless you live in the North East Somerset constituency, very few.
Regardless of how you voted in 2016, or how you now feel, there is a very simple way to have your say again – simply email your MP and tell them how you want them to vote. If enough voters do this, then they will be compelled to go with the majority – to not do so would place them in a constitutional dilemma. If you don’t know your MP’s email address, you can find it by following this link
If you are not sure how to write to them, or you want to know a bit more before instructing them, here is a simple email you can cut and paste, then make the necessary name changes when you have done so:
Dear <insert MP’s name here>
Can you please answer the following simple questions before 10th December 2018:
1. Do you intend to consult your constituents before deciding on your vote in Parliament on the EU Withdrawal Agreement scheduled for 11th December 2018?
2. If the answer to question 1 is yes, how do you intend to do so?
3. If the answer to question 1 is no, how will you vote – for or against the Agreement?
4. If you have answered question 3, please explain as simply as possible the factors that have influenced that decision.
Those questions show no bias. With the answers received, you can then reply instructing your MP accordingly – to either go ahead, or change their voting intention. Either way, they will be in no doubt what it is that you want them to do.
All of us can do this. We do not need any special Act of Parliament, it is our simple right as citizens of one of the world’s oldest democracies. Neither does it matter which way we wish to instruct them.