Open Letter to Mrs. May and the Government and Petition signed by over 1.2 million people!
19th March, 2018
The Right Hon.Mrs. T. May,
10 Downing Street,
Dear Prime Minister,
We present this Petition to you so that you may be fully informed and advised of the very strong feelings of those who voted in the Referendum to leave the EU.
This gives rise to very important constitutional issues, similar in magnitude to a state of war.
In the recent film, The Darkest Hour, Churchill was portrayed as consulting ‘the people’ about their intentions regarding negotiating a surrender or continuing the fight. They encouraged him not to surrender. His decision was informed by that consultation rather than the argument and pleading of Ministers and Civil Service advisors. Churchill was hailed as a ‘Statesman’.
We ask you to embark upon a similar exercise by meeting a delegation of say, 5 from ‘The List to discuss the situation with us.
19th March, 2018
The Right Hon. Mrs. T. May,
10 Downing Street,
London, SW1A 2AA.
Dear Mrs May,
I would like to point you to “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights “Article 21 (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government…”
We, over 17.4 million UK citizens who voted leave, would reiterate our previous letters to you. By voting Leave, we understood it, and also believe that, leaving the EU means.
- No Single Market
- No Customs Union
- No European Courts of Justice
- No EU Army (PESCO)
- No Transition
- Control of our Borders
- Regain Fishing Waters
- Rebate to Farmers
- Free Trade Deal (failing which, we trade under WTO rules)
- No Money to EU
- Share of EU profits for which the UK handsomely contributed over the years
- British Citizens living in the EU and EU Citizens in the UK to be treated equally
If we fail to secure any of the above, then we LEAVE on 29th March, 2019 – No Deal!
Your ‘obligations’ are not to the EU but are to the majority of the people of this country.
We are no longer the Silent Majority, we voted for complete Independence. May we point out the following points.
- The European Union Referendum Act 2015 Section 1 (4) states that the question to appear on the ballot papers is ‘should the UK remain a member of the European Union or Leave the European Union.” The European Union comprises of the Single Market, the Customs Union and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the provisions of the EU Treaties which were entered into without the consent of the Electorate.
- The meanings and implications of this were fully aired and debated publicly as part of the Referendum process. Following this, on 23rd June, 2016 a significant majority of the electorate voted to leave the EU.
- Following a judicial review challenge which went to the Supreme Court, the House of Commons voted again by a significant majority, to authorise the Government to notify the European Union of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50.
- Article 50 (2) imposes an obligation on the EU to negotiate and conclude an agreement with the UK (the withdrawing state) setting out the arrangement for its withdrawal taking account of the framework for its future relationships with the EU. Thus the obligation was on the EU to set out its proposals and not the other way around.
- Article 50(3) states that the UK (the withdrawing state) shall cease to be a member of the EU (a) when any such withdrawal agreement shall have come into force or (b) 2 years from the date of the notification whichever shall first occur.
- Any withdrawal Agreement, which leaves the UK in the Single Market, Customs Union and the ECJ and EU treaties, after the set date, is contrary to and inconsistent with, the decision arrived at by the Referendum decision. In that event, the actions of the Government will be unconstitutional and undemocratic and likely to lead to considerable public unrest. Furthermore, previous actions by Ministers and MPs and previous PMs, whereby the sovereignty of the U.K. was transferred to a foreign entity without the consent of the electorate was ultra vires and unconstitutional. Unless this is corrected correctly under Article 50, those individuals should be held to account, in a court of law, or by the process of impeachment instigated by Referendum of the electorate.
We hear some of your MPs saying that we have to bring the country together and listen to the 48%, as the country is divided. Would you agree to nationalise industries because it is put forward by Corbyn supporters? With respect, the country is always divided every time a General Election is held, and the ‘48%’ were heard throughout the EU Referendum Debate, and now the country has spoken by a Majority – to LEAVE the EU in its entirety. At no time on the ballot paper, were the words written ‘to include a transitional period’ mentioned.
We hope that you will now move forward and remove us completely from the political construct which is the EU by the date set after triggering Article 50, and democratically agreed on 23rd June, 2016. If you feel you are unable to carry out the process of this Country leaving the EU in its entirety, then may we respectfully ask that you gracefully step aside and allow a Brexiteer MP to conclude our arrangement to completely withdraw from the EU by the set date.
We look forward to your transparent reply.
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