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Baldbloke
Moray,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,469
Daytona T595


icon09 Jan 2019 08:56
You’re receiving this email because you signed this petition: “Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019.”.

To unsubscribe from getting emails about this petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/signature...

Dear Baldbloke :pirate:,

You recently signed the petition “Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019.”:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions...

The Petitions Committee (the group of MPs who oversee the petitions system) met today and agreed to schedule a debate on Monday 14 January 2019 on the following group of petitions expressing different views on leaving the European Union:

Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions...
Leave the EU now https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions...
Walk away now! We voted for a No Deal Brexit https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions...
Grant a People's Vote if Parliament rejects the EU Withdrawal Agreement https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions...
To have a second referendum on Britain leaving the EU https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions...
STOP BREXIT https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions...
Stop Brexit if parliament rejects the deal https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions...

The Committee has decided to have a single debate on these petitions because it wanted to ensure they were debated as soon as possible, so they would be less likely to be overtaken by events. The Committee has included some smaller petitions because they are very similar to those with 100,000 signatures.

The debate will start at 4.30pm. You can watch it at http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Commons. A transcript will be published the following day at https://hansard.parliament.uk

You can follow the Petitions Committee on Twitter @HoCpetitions

Thanks,
The Petitions team
UK Government and Parliament

You’re receiving this email because you signed this petition: “Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019.”.

To unsubscribe from getting emails about this petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/signature...
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~Bluelabel~
The Shades, Ongar,,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 58,445
Thunderbird Sport (98-00)


icon09 Jan 2019 10:05
I got this back from my MP earlier in the week
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Happy New Year and many thanks for your email and for your views on Brexit. I'm sorry it's taken me a little while to reply - as I'm sure you'll appreciate, things have been extremely busy in Westminster and my office has received a great deal of correspondence.

Parliament returns today with the Meaningful Vote on the Prime Minister's deal with the European Union due next week. The situation is nothing if not fast moving but I wanted to take a moment to let you know where we are in the process and to give you a sense of my thinking.

The Prime Minister has worked unbelievably hard to negotiate a deal for the UK's departure from the European Union. The deal that she has struck would, in its end state, achieve much of what the Government set out to do. It would, once we clear the two-year implementation period and the future partnership with the EU finalised, give us back control of our laws, our borders, our money, and our trading rights. The power of the European Court of Justice would end, we would be able to have our own immigration policy, and, as the Political Declaration on the future relationship makes clear, we would be able to have our own trade policy. It also protects the rights of British citizens living in the EU and EU citizens living in the UK.

There has been much talk of the money that we would have agreed to pay the EU. Once we have left, there will be an immediate end to the large annual payments we have previously been obliged to make. Contrary to what some people have said, much of the £39bn we have agreed to pay as part of the Withdrawal Agreement is money that we legally owe as a result of commitments we made during our membership of the EU. If we did not pay then the EU would be able to pursue us in the courts and would win. Over and above this, I think it is right and honourable that Britain settles its debts.

Like many people, however, I have concerns about the so-called Irish backstop and the risk that the UK could become stuck on it. Whilst it is important to realise that it would quickly become very uncomfortable for the EU if we were on the backstop, it is quite understandable that people are worried about entering an arrangement from which there is no guaranteed exit route. Like many colleagues, I have been working with the Government to find a solution to this problem and am glad that the PM is exploring what more is possible with the EU.

The question of the deal has occupied most of my waking (and many of my sleeping) hours for the past few months. I have studied the immense legal documents that embody it, discussed with the experts and weighed the political realities. Having done so, I do not currently believe that, with fewer than three months until Brexit day and a hung Parliament, there is a significantly better deal to be had.

If Parliament rejects this deal there is a small risk of a no-deal Brexit - small because MPs across the House have made it clear they would block such an option. It is highly likely that Parliament would then either force a weaker Brexit - which would require very close alignment to the EU but with less influence - or, given that most MPs voted Remain, block Brexit altogether.

Whilst I completely understand that many people in the UK would like us to stay in the EU, I believe that the verdict from the referendum should be respected. A second referendum is simply an attempt to overturn the decision that was made in 2016 - and confirmed by both Conservative and Labour parties in their 2017 manifestos.

Like most local people I voted Leave and I believe there is a duty to deliver.

I understand this is highly emotive and sensitive issue - if you would like a surgery appointment to discuss this (or anything else) please email me at
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Baldbloke
Moray,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,469
Daytona T595


icon09 Jan 2019 23:43
At least that was a reasonable and well thought out reply.

Up north we have a Scottish government that wishes to politicise Brexit for its own benefit while not respecting either the 2016 mandate or the earlier vote over independence.

My post was to point out that the petition in question has been effectively diluted through encompassing the whole Brexit argument rather than giving the time for the singular part brought up in the petition.
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Katies Grandad
Snot on the Ouse,
United Kingdom

Posts: 2,207
Speed Triple 1050


icon10 Jan 2019 15:01
There will probably be three MPs a secretary and the cleaner in an upstairs room debating this, over sherry and left over mince pies. These debates are largely ignored by MPs and are not carried out on the floor of the house.
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