Crunch Time in Parliament

AnchorCrunch time in parliament: write to your MP (again)

Unless you have been hiding under a bush for the last couple of weeks (is there any room for me?!), you will be aware that parliament votes on Mrs May’s proposed Brexit deal this coming Tuesday. There is a good chance that it will be rejected by parliament, but we need to make sure. Our MPs need to know how we feel, so now is the time to write to them; if you have already written, write again today.
The Somerset MPs are:

Bridgwater & West Somerset Ian Liddell-Grainger – Conservative
Taunton Deane Rebecca Pow – Conservative 
Yeovil Marcus Fysh – Conservative 
Wells James Heappey – Conservative
Somerset & Frome David Warburton – Conservative
North Somerset Dr Liam Fox – Conservative 

Our research suggests that Rebecca Pow, James Heappey and David Warburton could be persuaded to vote against the proposed deal, and even support a People’s Vote if enough people show their support. Liddell-Grainger, Fysh and Fox are more “hard right”, and less likely to support another referendum, but even they will do what they need to protect their political futures, so it’s worth writing to all of them.

Polling commissioned by Avaaz shows that Britain overwhelmingly rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal, and wants MPs to vote it down in Parliament.
63% of people with a view say they don’t want the deal if it makes us poorer, as the government says it will. And 70% want MPs to vote it down if they don’t feel it’s in our interest.

AnchorBollocks to Brexit bus in Somerset

Look out for a big yellow bus with a bold statement!
It will be in Somerset on Saturday week (15th December).

09:00: Bournemouth
12:00: Frome
13:00: Bath
15:15: Bristol

Street StallsAnchor
We will be in Taunton High Street again tomorrow (Saturday 8th), from 10.30 to 2:00 pm., and on Thursday (13th) 09:00 to 1:00 pm. If you can spare the time from your Christmas shopping to help, you will be most welcome. Otherwise, do drop by to say hello.
We are also planning a street stall on the following Saturday (15th). We haven’t decided where yet, but please email us if you can help.

National Action Day
The People’s Vote organisation is holding a National Action day tomorrow (Saturday 8th December). See here to see how you can help. Our Taunton Street Stall (see above) is our contribution.