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Petition to Anna Soubry MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Vince Cable MP

DEMAND THE FINAL BREXIT DECISION: DECIDE YOUR OWN FUTURE

Maybe I started too early, or maybe I'm just not well-known enough, but this petition was started way before this new one is identical. Whatever the reason, I signed that as well ... but will keep this one going. A Twitter poll I conducted had almost 30.000 responders, and the overwhelming majority 65% want to cancel Brexit. The first step is to force the government to give back the final vote to the people.  Brexit is the single most important decision that Britain will take this generation.The whole topic has become so convoluted, so divisive that no political party can take this decision alone and claim to be representative of the people. It must be made by the voters themselves.    We the undersigned demand a say in our own futures. Contrary to what the Brexiteers are saying, this is the only democratic way now to solve this problem. It is a petition that refuses to allow those who are hell-bent on isolation from taking the whole country down that road with them. A three-way questionnaire BEFORE March 29th, 2019 ... before even October this year.  Accept negotiated terms and LEAVE EU Reject negotiated terms and LEAVE EU Accept the cost is too great and stay in EU  If there is no conclusive result after the first round, you drop the lowest scoring option and repeat: obliging those that voted for it in the first round to select one of the other two options. A truly democratic option.  Ask the hard-liners ... if they are so sure they all know what the voters wanted, why are they so afraid of asking the people again to confirm? Be safe - not sorry. JUST LOOK AT THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY FOR 30.000 TWITTER USERS

Brexit Revisited
624 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Chair of Labour Party, General Secretary of Labour Party, Labour Party

Support the Aberdeen Nine

Support the Aberdeen Nine  We the undersigned call on Labour’s national executive committee to end the suspension of all nine Aberdeen City Council Labour councillors, and to restore their full rights as Labour Party members without further delay.  The Aberdeen Nine were suspended shortly after the local elections in May 2017, for forming an Administration to lead the council without the necessary approval from Labour’s Scottish executive committee. They continue to be suspended, more than a year later. The Scottish committee voted in June 2018 to refer the matter to Labour’s national executive committee, with a view to the Aberdeen Nine being expelled from the Labour Party.  At no time has the Scottish executive committee offered any explanation for refusing approval to the coalition deal in Aberdeen. Over a period of thirteen months, the committee asked the Aberdeen Labour Group to demonstrate (1) that the Coalition Agreement included commitments to oppose austerity, and to no compulsory redundancies of council employees; (2) that the City Council budget for 2018/19 would build on those commitments, and carry forward Labour’s manifesto; and (3) that they would renegotiate the Coalition Agreement to deliver further measures to tackle austerity. The Aberdeen Nine have met all these requests in full.  It has been claimed that the Aberdeen Nine are facing expulsion because their coalition partners on the City Council include the Conservatives. It has also been reported that the Aberdeen Nine were told they should offer to do a deal with the SNP instead. In fact, Scottish Labour has no policy position for or against doing deals with either the Conservatives or the SNP, and Scottish Labour spokespeople constantly make the point that both Nationalists and Tories are responsible for imposing austerity policies on the people of Scotland. A policy that does not exist cannot be grounds for expulsion of party members.  In view of the absence of any rational or transparent explanation for either continued suspension or expulsion, the national executive committee should restore the Aberdeen Nine to the full rights of party membership without further delay.

Hugh Pennington
680 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Jeremy Corbyn MP, Keir Starmer MP, Tom Watson MP, Iain McNicol, Richard Corbett MEP, Baroness Dianne Hayter, Matthew Pennycook MP

Jeremy Corbyn: Please #StopBrexit now.

To: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition in the UK Parliament Dear Mr Corbyn, We have now passed the half-way point between the Advisory EU Referendum vote in 2016 and the date in March 2019 earmarked by Prime Minister Theresa May for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Our petition is to ask you and your Shadow Cabinet colleagues as a matter of the utmost urgency to stop this unfathomable trajectory towards the ruination of Britain as a forward-looking, great and open nation.  We note with rapidly rising concern that virtually no progress has been made towards the ‘seamless transition’ which, with typical abandon, the Brexiteers promised those who voted to Leave.  Rather, every day brings yet more evidence that leaving the EU will inflict decades of massive, probably irreparable, damage on the United Kingdom.  We are appalled - as you must be - that, via Brexit, Britain stands to lose critical international agencies in science, medicine, banking, law and other fields.  We are horrified by the prospect of systematic long-term threats to food production, health services and other vital parts of the UK’s economic and social infrastructure.  We know that the problems Brexit poses for Eire and Northern Ireland are even more serious still. Increasingly, the evidence (emerging from the Paradise Papers and elsewhere) is that Brexit will benefit only the very wealthy, and not the 'ordinary people' across the country whom Brexit campaigners misled to secure votes for Leave.  That artifice is why currently we see representatives of the fishing industry in North-East England, the agricultural industry in Cornwall, and similar sectors in Wales, asking for special consideration. All these areas voted Leave in 2016, it now transpires against their own interests. And it would appear that the substantial vote in Scotland to Remain is simply ignored. ‘Ordinary people' have every right to feel angry about this massive deception by various wealth owners and influencers who promised huge benefits for all from Brexit, but have been able to deliver nothing beyond their possible future self-interest if the 2019 EU tax protocols are avoided. The most important task now facing Labour is to ameliorate the damage already being inflicted on the UK, including to those who were deceived by Brexiteers.  It is not appropriate to comment on the Referendum choice of these Leave voters. Rather, Labour must now deliver convincing and responsible leadership. The people of Britain deserve the truth as it now emerges, that Brexit is a disastrous idea which must be reversed forthwith. Labour must explain, urgently, that legitimate and/or perceived issues such as immigration cannot in any case be addressed fully by Brexit.  There are better, and decent, ways to cope with these issues; xenophobia is unacceptable. Likewise, our European neighbours deserve a respect and support which has thus far been withheld in the UK-EU ‘negotiations’. The future interests of ordinary British people cannot be served by uncritical acceptance of the 37% vote (of those on this occasion enfranchised), on that day in 2016 and with tragically inadequate information, to support an Advisory EU Referendum option to Leave. This vote must not over-ride the subsequent convincing evidence that Brexit would be a disaster for the UK economy, for jobs, for health services, for food production and for working and human rights in the UK. History will not excuse those who continue to press towards Brexit.  The imperative now is urgently to stop Brexit in a reasoned and dignified manner. We know from the recent statements by Lord Kerr, who wrote it, that Article 50 can be withdrawn. We, the signatories to this petition, are progressive voters who share the ambitions for fairness and equality which the Labour Party represents.  In the interests of the many, not the few, we ask you Mr Corbyn, as Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, to secure in a politically apposite manner the withdrawal of Article 50. The United Kingdom must remain in the European Union. This is a matter of extreme importance and urgency. Thank you.                                                   ~ ~ ~ Further info, see eg: Stronger in Europe - No to #Brexit, (Facebook page) Twitter accounts with the tag #FBPE (#FollowBackProEU, eg: @Hilary4RemaIN #FBPE)  (tag for posts on this petition: #TellJeremyStopBrexit) Stop #Brexit website page for news etc  

Hilary Burrage
18,034 supporters