Tell your MP – uphold the Lords amendments
Dear [your MP’s name]
The EU Withdrawal Bill passed Third Reading in the House of Commons on January 17th, and is currently in the Lords. As your constituent, I am writing to you to express my deep concern about the content and potential implications of the Bill as it stands. The special powers which it gives to the government can legitimately be described as the biggest transfer of powers away from Parliament and to the Executive in British peacetime history.
When the House of Lords re-amends the legislation after their Second Reading on January 30th, MPs will have the opportunity to vote again and include them.
I am therefore asking you to vote for amendments which:
- Safeguard our human rights, including retaining the Charter of Fundamental Rights
- Guarantee that the government will not use additional powers to take away workers’ rights, environmental protections, migrants rights and consumer protections currently contained in EU legislation.
- Ensure that delegated powers are subject to clear and effective lines of accountability
- Prevent an unprecedented transfer of powers from Parliament to the Executive
- Ensure that Henry VIII powers are either removed or subject to a super-affirmative procedure
- Guarantee a fair settlement and transfer of powers for devolved administrations in Cardiff and Edinburgh
- Guarantee that the Brexit process will not end peace in Northern Ireland
For more information, this briefing may be helpful.
Please let me know your attitude to the Bill and the Lords amendments.
[your postal address within the constituency]