- UK Government
Article 50 - Not in my name
Theresa May has signed the official letter, article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, which formally begins the process of leaving the European Union. For many milllions of people, this appears to be a colossal act of self harm.
Theresa May has called for the 'people of the UK' to unite and support Brexit, stating that "Britain will get a good deal". We disagree, there is no deal you can negotiate that can replace what we currently have, because we already have the best deal.
Leaving the European Union is completely wrong. A matter this complex should have never been placed in the hands of a referendum, but now we have to struggle on.
So, as Theresa May and our despondent, disillusioned government tears us away from our closest neighbours, we must resist.
And as May continues to refer to the 48% in her quotes about unity, we must resist. We say NO, Theresa. We do not support your chaotic views, we do not support Brexit and we never will.
Brexit. Not in my name. Sign this petition and show Theresa that she is not speaking for you!
I would like to address a problem which has manifested itself within your decision to withdraw the UK from the European Union.
As you are aware, the Leave campaign whipped up xenophobic and racist sentiment, in an attempt to convince people that our so called "immigration problem" could be solved by leaving the European Union, when quite the contrary is true. Leave campaigned ruthlessly, driven by lies, deceit and scapegoating, and were propped up by popular right-wing national media. This has divided our great nation and contributed to a rise in hate crime.
17.4M people voting to leave, does not represent the combined 'will of the British people'. Scotland and Northern Ireland voted in huge numbers to remain, with 70% of young people, whose futures are now at risk, also voting to remain. With large swathes of the population voting to remain, our voices are not being heard.
We, members of the 48% and those beyond that statistic, including EU citizens living here and UK citizens living abroad, are wholly against the principles of the leave campaign and the ideologues who thrived on the divisiveness of that very campaign.
Below, are the signatures of (X) people who wish not to be included in your vision for the UK outside of the EU. We are asking that you refrain from including us, the 48 and beyond and the signatories of this petition in your attempts to convince the Union that the British people are behind you.
Moving forward, upon your recommendation, the 48% will unite, we shall unite against a Britain outside of the EU and shall continue the battle to retain the UK's membership of the European Union.
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