Once again the House of Commons has infuriated me sufficiently that I felt the need to contact my MP. Once again, I am publishing my correspondence in the hope that it normalises people beyond the stereotypical ‘green ink brigade’ to write to them.
I am (for the moment) in Worcester, so it’s a different MP (and a different party) to last time, but that means little.
Dear Robin Walker,
I am writing this as I watch the debate on Oliver Letwin’s motion for Parliament to debate a bill preventing a no-deal Brexit. I voted to remain, but I am happy to acknowledge the result of the referendum, and would accept a soft Brexit, perhaps along the Norway model or some sort of customs union. No deal would be a disaster on many fronts: the unsolvability of the Irish border question, the possibility of food medicine shortages (pertinent to myself as an insulin-dependent diabetic) and the economic impact. It must be avoided.
The decision of your party’s Government to prorogue Parliament is a dangerous precedent to set, and hearing the Leader of the House of Commons discuss the mandate and sovereignty of the House he sits in is what spurs me to write this to you now. We live in a representative democracy, not a direct one, and I wish you, as my representative, to take my views into serious consideration. I urge you to do what you can to avert the worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit.
Again I have forgotten to mention recent protests. Perhaps I will have the opportunity to vote against him soon anyway; who can possibly say in such times.