12 Days to Stop Brexit

12 Days of Action

12 days to Stop Brexit

This is URGENT!

The Brexit vote in parliament is scheduled for 11 December 2018 at 7 pm following 5 days of debate. This vote could be our last and best chance of stopping Brexit. Time is short so we need to act NOW!

If you need a reminder of why it is so important to stop Brexit just take a look at Stephen Fry's brilliant short video...

And to find out what practical things you can do, see our daily action suggestions for our 12 Days to Stop Brexit below.

12 days to stop Brexit

The good news is, you can make a difference, and on each of the 0 days remaining to stop Brexit we will give you suggestions for practical things you can do. Our aim is, with your help, to apply as much pressure as possible on our MPs and other key decision makers so they are left with no doubt that the 'will of the people' now is to stop this disastrous Brexit fiasco. The EU is not perfect and it needs reform, but we can drive reform as a major power within the EU. Leaving the EU solves NONE of the genuine problems we face in the UK, it can only make them worse. The deal negotiated by Theresa May satisfies no one and would cost our economy £100 billion a year. It must be stopped and you can help. Take action NOW, tomorrow, and every day until the vote in parliament.

General resources:

  • Richard Corbett, Labour MP for Yorkshire and Humber, has produced a detailed, point by point rebuttal of the proposed Brexit deal: Falsehoods, Failures, Fibs & Fabrications. This provides some really useful information when arguing for a People's Vote.
  • Another general resource that is very current is the Twitter thread written by Steve Bullock (@GuitarMoog). This thread is a direct response to the open letter from Theresa May to the British people trying to justify her Brexit deal.
  • Theresa May's open Brexit letter has also been demolished by Edwin Hayward on Twitter here.

Day 1 actions

These are profoundly disturbing times

We are sick of being lied to and we will never forgive those who created this whole mess for their own political and personal gain.

Bullying

These are profoundly disturbing times. Brexit has provided an excuse for all the bigots in our society to openly express their hatred and division. They feel empowered because they have been egged on by politicians and the majority right-wing media who have blamed immigration and the EU for all that is wrong in our country.

In reality the very real problems of inequality and social division in our country have been caused by the policies of those same politicians and have nothing to do with the EU. The EU has not prevented us from solving our problems, our politiicians have, and leaving the EU will only make us all poorer but leave us with exactly the same problems.

Our political system is failing. People feel ignored and politicians and the media no longer appear to be constrained by ethical or moral standards of honesty and national interest. Right wing extremist groups are allowed to influence government policy and national thinking instead of being confronted with the truth. Why, because it serves the agendas of some in our ‘mainstream’ political parties.

Tell Theresa May and her cabinet that we will not be bullied into accepting a national disaster. Tell Boris, Rees-Mogg and the secretive ERG that they have been rumbled. We know that they want to remove controls on big business, stop better control of tax evasion, remove our protections as workers and citizens, and allow our NHS to be run by private US companies.

No, we will not be bullied. We are sick of being lied to and we will never forgive those who created this whole mess for their own political and personal gain. Don’t threaten us with violence in the streets just because we disagree with you, we are better than that – we are democrats, and we will stop you, democratically.

It really is time to stand up and be counted. Use every means you can to make your views known – there’s lots of suggestions below.

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Truth

Here's some help to get you going

  • To Tweet your MP see a list of MPs with active Twitter accounts click here.
  • Find contact details for all MPs here: here.

Jacob Rees-MoggJacob Rees-Mogg - ERG

Day 2 actions

The party of 'uncharted territory'

- they have no plans, don’t believe in expert advice, and believe the public have no right to know any government analysis.

Uncharted territory

Ministers are now talking openly about ‘plan B’ if they lose the vote on the Withdrawal Bill. According to Amber Rudd we’ll be in “uncharted territory” if the Brexit deal is defeated. Really! We have been in uncharted territory ever since David Cameron called a referendum with absolutely no plan for what to do afterwards, and Theresa May triggered Article 50 with no idea of how we were actually going to leave the EU but giving us only 2 years to work it out.

The Conservatives are the party of ‘uncharted territory’ - they have no plans, don’t believe in expert advice, and believe the public have no right to know any government analysis. They misrepresent facts, obfuscate and refuse to answer important questions directly. Everything they do is uncharted. They get away with it because they are not robustly challenged in the media (often paid for by Brexit supporting millionaires) and there is no effective opposition in parliament. But they expect us to believe that everything will be fine because, despite ALL the evidence and expert advice from every reputable body anywhere in the world that Brexit will be a disaster, we are British, so everything will be fine! NO IT WON’T!

Just in case you were in any doubt, these people are not only incompetent and dishonest, but they have no moral compass. Priti Patel has said we should exploit the risk of food shortages in Ireland as a result of Brexit to secure a better deal from the EU! How offensive! Over one million people died in Ireland in The Great Famine. And we have repeated threats from Tory MPs that opposing their Brexit deal will lead to violence on the streets of the UK. On what moral basis could it ever be right to threaten violence if you don’t get your own way? Public school morality?

Time is now really short with just 0 days to go to the vote in parliament, but it’s not too late to make your voice heard. Take to social media, Tweet your MP and tell them we will not fall for their lies and bullying, we will not support their dreadful Brexit deal, and we demand the people have the right for the final say – a People’s Vote, including the option to remain.

Spread the word in every way possible - use the Facebook, Twitter or Email share buttons at the top of this page to share on social media. You can also use the link to this page (https://staffs4europe.eu/12days.php) as the basis for your social media posting.

Amber RuddAmber Rudd

Priti PatelPriti Patel

Here's some help to get you going

  • To Tweet your MP see a list of MPs with active Twitter accounts click here.
  • Find contact details for all MPs here: here.

Day 3 actions

Tell the Conservatives they are wasting their time and money.

We are the largest, pro-EU, grass-roots movement in Europe and we don’t need your Facebook ads and Ministers to tell us what is right for our country.

The Conservatives are currently paying for targetted Facebook ads asking us to get behind their dreadful Brexit deal. Judging by the comments, they are wasting their money!

The Conservatives are also sending 30 Ministers around the country to try and persuade voters to put pressure on their MPs to back Theresa May’s dreadful Brexit deal. This will not work either. They have even launched a web site just to promote their terrible deal - https://www.backthebrexitdeal.com

An issue of such national, historic importance should NOT be party political and yet the Tory's are treating this like an election camapaign!

What they don’t understand is that in the UK we have the largest, pro-EU grass-roots movement anywhere in Europe, and we are all part of that movement. So we don’t need to spend any money to get our message out, we just need to give a little of our time to spread the truth to a massive nationwide audience.

The Brexit that people voted for was a fantasy. Two and a half year later it is clear to everyone that the fantasy is, and always was, undeliverable. Those who promoted this fantasy did so deliberately and have done untold damage to our country. But, it’s not too late to stop this disaster. Crashing out with no deal should not be considered a viable option by anyone who cares about our country. Theresa May’s deal solves none of our nation’s problems and would leave us isolated, diminished and poorer in every respect.

The ONLY option it to go back to the people, admit that the Brexit they were promised is undeliverable, and now we all know so much more about the implications of Brexit, ask them - do you want to back Theresa May’s deal, or stay in the EU with all the benefits we already have, work from inside to improve the EU where it needs to change, and focus on solving the mountain of real social issues faced in this country, that are currently being completely ignored and would only be made worse by Brexit?

Back a People’s Vote!

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Conservative Facebook Ad

Conservative Facebook Ad

Here's some help to get you going

Conservative Facebook Ad

You can see the full set of current Facebook ads being paid for by the Conservatives here.

The messages being promoted in these Tory ads are:

  • Want the UK to be able to strike new trade deals around the world? Then tell your MP to back the Brexit Deal.
  • Want to get on with Brexit? Then tell your MP to back the Brexit Deal.
  • Want to spend money on our NHS not the EU? Then tell your MP to back the Brexit Deal.
  • Want Brexit to work for the whole of the UK? Then tell your MP to back the Brexit Deal.
  • Want to end free movement of people? Then tell your MP to back the Brexit Deal.
These are dishonest, disgraceful messages - we don't need to leave the EU to do all of these, and we certainly don't need Theresa May's deal. We already trade very successfully around the world; we don't want to 'get on' with a completely blind Brexit; it's up to us how much we spend on the NHS (we only spend 0.33% of our GDP on EU membership); Brexit will NEVER work for the whole of the UK; and we do NOT want to end free movement, when we can already manage immigration while in the EU.

Don't let them away with this. If you see one of their ads please post a response. They want us to tell our MPs to back the Brexit Deal - NO! Please tell your MP to vote against the deal and back a People's Vote. See Day 12 actions (below) to find out how to email your MP, and to Tweet your MP see a list of MPs with active Twitter accounts click here.

Day 4 actions

Respond to Brexiteers misinformation

on social media, in online newspapers, on local radio, TV, etc.

Time is now short with only 0 days to go until the vote in Parliament on the Withdrawal agreement. Brexiteers and the right wing media are already gearing up for a noisy climax on social media and are spreading huge amounts of misinformation, lies and assertions with little or no basis in reality. It is very hard on social media to differentiate truth from fiction, but Brexit is too important for us to allow such misinformation to go unchallenged.

The volume of misinformation is huge and we cannot counter all of it. But, when it comes from politicians, national newspapers, and key decision makers, we owe it to ourselves and to the future of our country NOT to allow it to go unchallenged.

Spread the word in every way possible - use the Facebook, Twitter or Email share buttons at the top of this page to share on social media. You can also use the link to this page (https://staffs4europe.eu/12days.php) as the basis for your social media posting.

NHS Bus

Here's some help to get you going

  • Leading politicians renowned for propogating Brexit misinformation:
  • Online newspapers that attract right wing nonsense:
    • Mail Online: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html
    • Express: https://www.express.co.uk/
    • The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.u (behind a paywall)
    • The Telegraph Online: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ (behind a paywall)
  • If you can stomach it visit Brexit HQ https://www.facebook.com/groups/brexitcentral/ and Leave.EU https://www.facebook.com/leaveeuofficial/ and correct some of their lies. Good luck - you’ll need to come up for fresh air quite often!

Day 5 actions

Say thank you to the excellent, brave, statesman-like speakers in parliament on Tuesday.

From different parties and yet united in putting the country first.

On Tuesday, in the House of Commons, the 5 days of debate on the European Union (Withdrawal) Act got underway. This was a truly historic day, with the government defeated 3 times. The Brexit debate should never have been party political. Following the referendum the government should have established a cross-party body to take note of the advice from the referendum and then agree a way forward that was acceptable to parliament as a whole.

This didn’t happen and we are all now paying the price in the chaos we see in parliament.

However, there were bright lights shining out of the gloom yesterday. Statesman-like speeches from across the political divide came together to dissect and demolish the whole Brexit fiasco. These individuals need to know they have our support so please send them an email, Tweet, Facebook-post to tell them their excellent speeches restore our faith in the democratic process

Margaret Beckett

  • Email: margaret.beckett.mp@parliament.uk

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Here's some help to get you going

Ian Blackford

  • Email: ian.blackford.mp@parliament.uk
  • Twitter: @IanBlackfordMP
  • Web: ian.blackford.mp@parliament.uk

David Lammy

  • Email: lammyd@parliament.uk
  • Twitter: @davidlammy
  • Web: http://www.davidlammy.co.uk/

Dominic Grieve

  • Email: dominic.grieve.mp@parliament.uk
  • Web: http://www.dominicgrieve.org.uk/

Day 6 actions

The Labour Party could stop Brexit in its tracks overnight

Tell Labour that's just what they should do - now.

86% of Labour Party members want a second referendum with only 8% opposed to a People’s Vote, and yet Jeremy Corbyn continues to prevaricate. He has consistently voted against every single EU treaty and was, at best, luke-warm in the referendum. He was prominent in pushing for Article 50 to be invoked. And yet he was elected as Labour leader on a platform of making the party more democratic and listening to the party members.

It doesn’t matter whether or not you support Labour, you can let them know that it’s time they put the interests of the country first. Brexit is too important to be treated as a party political issue. It looks like Labour will oppose the Withdrawal Bill but then what? Please urge Labour to put party politics to one side, vote against the proposed deal, support a People’s Vote, and campaign to remain in the EU.

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Jeremy Corbyn

Here's some help to get you going

  • Contact Jeremy Corbyn and tell him to stop playing party politics, vote against the Withdrawal Agreement, and support a People's Vote.
    • Email: leader@labour.org.uk
    • Twitter: @jeremycorbyn
    • Facebook: @JeremyCorbynMP
  • Contact your local Constituency Labour Party (CLP) - http://vote.labour.org.uk/
  • Contact members of the Shadow Cabinet - here and find contact details for all MPs here: https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

Day 7 actions

Young people are the key - it's their future

And we need to help them understand why and what they can do about it.

80% of young women aged (under 24) and 61% of young men voted to Remain in the referendum – and it’s their future. 16-18 year olds were not allowed to vote in the referendum – and it’s their future too.

The good news is those same 16-18 years olds will be able to vote in a People’s Vote and all future elections, and all those young people who voted to Remain will continue to make their views clear.

But we must urge all young people to act NOW – with only 0 days to go until the key Withdrawal Bill vote in Parliament, they must make their voices heard. We all know young people socially, through work, or through our own family. Please talk to them, make sure they understand the urgency and the importance of these next few days that will shape the rest of their lives and urge them to:

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Jeremy Corbyn

Here's some help to get you going

Urge the young people you know to:

  1. Contact their MP and urge them to vote against this dreadful Brexit deal. Use email, Twitter, Facebook or visit the MPs surgery. Contact details for all MPs can be found here.
  2. Use their social networks to encourage all their friend to do the same - that's what social networks are for!
  3. Check that they are registered to vote and, if not, register so they are ready to vote in a People’s Vote and the next General Election (that could be very soon!) To find out if you are registered to vote, and to register if you're not, you must contact your local electoral registration office. You can find this here.
  4. Support OFOC (Our Future Our Choice) in their campaign by and for young people for a People’s Vote.
  5. Support FFS (For our Future’s Sake), a group of students and young people across the UK, working together to Stop Brexit.

Day 8 actions

Tell Theresa May That She's Wrong

Email/Tweet Theresa May and her Cabinet

The only people still pushing Theresa May’s Brexit deal are Theresa May herself and (a rapidly dwindling number of) her cabinet. Let them know directly what you think and that the way out of the dead end they have created for themselves is a People’s Vote.

There is not enough support in Parliament for the proposed deal to pass, crashing out with no deal would be a national catastrophe, the EU will not renegotiate the deal that took 2 years to negotiate, so the only democratic option is to go back and ask us, the people – a People’s Vote!

Theres May's Cabinet

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Here's some help to get you going

  1. Theresa May
    • Email: mayt@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @theresa_may
    • Web: https://www.tmay.co.uk/
    • David Lidington
    • Email: david.lidington.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @dlidington
    • Philip Hammond
    • Email: philip.hammond.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: philip.hammond.mp@parliament.uk
    • Web: http://rthonphiliphammond.co.uk/
    • Jeremy Hunt
    • Email: huntj@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @jeremy_hunt
    • Web: http://www.jeremyhunt.org/
    • Sajid Javid
    • Email: sajid.javid.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @sajidjavid
    • Facebook: @sajidjavidbromsgrove
    • Web: http://www.sajidjavid.com/
    • Stephen Barclay
    • Email: stephen.barclay.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @stevebarclaymp
    • Facebook: @stevebarclaymp
    • Web: http://www.stevebarclay.net/
    • Gavin Williamson
    • Email: gavin.williamson.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @gwilliamsonmp
    • Web: http://www.gavinwilliamson.org/
    • Matthew Hancock
    • Email: matt.hancock.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @matthancock
    • Web: https://www.matt-hancock.com/
    • David Gauke
    • Email: gauked@parliament.uk
    • Web: http://www.davidgauke.com/
    • Damian Hinds
    • Email: damian.hinds.mp@parliament.uk
    • Web: http://www.damianhinds.com/
    • Liam Fox
    • Email: ione.douglas@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @liamfox
    • Greg Clark
    • Email: gregclarkmp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @gregclarkmp
    • Web: http://www.gregclark.org/
    • Michael Gove
    • Email:
    • Web: http://www.michaelgove.com/
    • Chris Grayling
    • Email: chris.grayling.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @transportgovuk
    • >
    • Web: http://www.chrisgrayling.net/
    • James Brokenshire
    • Email: james.brokenshire.mp@parliament.uk
    • Facebook: @jbrokenshire
    • Web: http://www.jamesbrokenshire.com/
    • Baroness Evans
    • Email: contactholmember@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @ukhouseoflords
    • Facebook: @UKHouseofLords
    • David Mundell
    • Email: david.mundell.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @davidmundelldct
    • Web: http://www.davidmundell.com/
    • Alun Cairns
    • Email: alun.cairns.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @aluncairns
    • Facebook: @aluncairns
    • Web: http://www.aluncairns.co.uk/
    • Karen Bradley
    • Email: karen.bradley.mp@parliament.uk
    • Web: http://www.karenbradley.co.uk/
    • Penny Mordaunt
    • Email: penny.mordaunt.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @pennymordauntmp
    • Web: http://www.pennymordaunt.com/
    • Jeremy Wright
    • Email: Jeremy.wright.mp@parliament.uk
    • Facebook: @jeremywright2015
    • Web: http://www.jeremywright.org.uk/
    • Amber Rudd
    • Email: amber.rudd.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @amberruddhr
    • Facebook: @amberruddofficial
    • Web: http://www.amberrudd.co.uk/
    • Brandon Lewis
    • Email: Helen.Hill@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @brandonlewis
    • Web: http://www.brandonlewis.co/

Day 9 actions

Show your support for key Remainers

Let them know that putting country before party and ambition has your total support.

Many MPs and Lords from all parties, and none, have come out and said they will NOT support the proposed Brexit deal. Some have been consistent in their opposition to Brexit for some time; others have only recently made the decision. Outside parliament, individuals with a high public profile have been successfully making the case for a People’s Vote.

What they all have in common is that they are taking a principled position that puts the interests of the country before party political interests, or their own careers, unlike many in government. They are key decision makers and can have significant influence in parliament, in the media, and with the public. Let them know we really appreciate what they are doing and they have are respect and unswerving support. Contact them TODAY to tell them just that and encourage them to continue to campaign for a People's Vote.

Here’s some suggestions, but if you have your own favourites, go for it!

  1. Chuka Umunna
    • Email: chuka.umunna.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @chukaumunna
    • Facebook: @ChukaUmunna
    • Web: www.chuka.org.uk
  2. Dominic Grieve
    • Email: dominic.grieve.mp@parliament.uk
    • Web: http://www.dominicgrieve.org.uk/
  3. Justine Greening
    • Email: greeningj@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @JustineGreening
    • Facebook: @JustineGreening.co.uk
    • Web: http://www.justinegreening.co.uk/
  4. Jo Johnson
    • Email: jo.johnson.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @jojohnsonmp
    • Web: http://www.jo-johnson.com/
  5. Tony Blair
    • Email: info@institute.global
    • Twitter: @InstituteGC
    • Facebook: tony.blair.581
    • Web: https://institute.global/
  6. Gina Miller
    • Twitter: @thatginamiller
    • Facebook: @GinaMillerForTheWin
  7. Anna Soubry
    • Email: Anna Soubry
    • Twitter: @anna_soubry
    • Facebook: @MPAnnaSoubry
    • Web: http://www.anna4broxtowe.com
  8. Ian Blackford
    • Email: ian.blackford.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @IanBlackfordMP
    • Facebook: @IanBlackfordMP
    • Web: https://www.ianblackford.scot/
  9. Alastair Campbell
    • Twitter: @campbellclaret
    • Web: https://alastaircampbell.org/
  10. Sam Gyimah
    • Email: sam@samgyimah.com
    • Twitter: @samgyimah
    • Facebook: @GyimahforEastSurrey
    • Web: http://www.samgyimah.com/
  11. Gareth Snell
    • Email: gareth.snell.mp@parliament.uk
    • Twitter: @gareth_snell
    • Facebook: @garethforstoke
    • Web: http://www.garethsnell.org.uk/

Spread the word in every way possible - use the Facebook, Twitter or Email share buttons at the top of this page to share on social media. You can also use the link to this page (https://staffs4europe.eu/12days.php) as the basis for your social media posting.

Here's some help to get you going

Referendum

Day 10 actions

Target you local radio and TV

Email/phone-in/Tweet local and national radio.

Local radio and TV stations are always keen to hear from listeners/viewers, either by phone-in, or Twitter, email, Facebook, etc. Listen in to appropriate talk shows and note down their contact details. Alternatively, google the station and find their contact details including Twitter feeeds, Facebook pages, email address. They may have differenct contact details for different shows so pick a topical talk show as your target.

Prepare one main point you want to get across and have another 2 or 3 ready as follow-ups. If you can relate it to your personal situation even better - for example if you work in the NHS you can talk about the impact Brexit is already having and will have on patients. For example:

  1. The Government's own studies show that all forms of Brexit will make the UK worse off. Try and bring in a local element. For example, the Staffordshire region will be the second hardest hit in the country (after the North East) so everyone in our region will be worse off.
  2. The proposed deal is a compromise that no one voted for. It satisfies neither Leave nor Remain voters.
  3. The proposed deal would cost the UK economy £100 billion a year, money that could be used to address some of the real problems our country/region faces. Our politicians must reject this deal - stop the withdrawal process and call for a new referendum based on truth and not wishful thinking.

Spread the word in every way possible - use the Facebook, Twitter or Email share buttons at the top of this page to share on social media. You can also use the link to this page (https://staffs4europe.eu/12days.php) as the basis for your social media posting.

Here's some help to get you going

  • Brexit impact on Staffordshire
    According to the Government’s own analysis, in Staffordshire and the rest of the West Midlands, we will be up to 13% worse off after Brexit. Read more here and .
  • What's the EU ever done for Staffordshire?
    The EU has injected £233 million into our local economy since 2014. Read more here and here.
  • Brexit impact by region
    The governments own analysis shows that every region in the UK will be worse off after Brexit.
  • Why a People's Vote is the democratic way forward
    The terms on which we leave, and Britain’s future relationship with the EU, were never formulated or put to the public in 2016 and much more information and new facts have come to light about Brexit since then that could never have been known at the time. We now know that promises made about Brexit, like more £350m a week extra for our NHS and getting a deal with the ‘exact same benefits’, won’t be kept. In fact, if we leave we will have to pay a £40 billion divorce bill in return for a much worse relationship. Read more about the People's Vote here.
  • To counter the argument the people voted to 'take back control' see this article.
  • This detailed, point by point rebuttal of the proposed Brexit deal by Richard Corbett Falsehoods, Failures, Fibs & Fabrications contains lots of great ideas.
  • You can also get lots of ideas by browsing our library of articles.
Save our NHS

Day 11 actions

Write to your local paper.

The aim is to reach out to those in your local community who may be open to persuasion. It is surprising how many are not aware of some of the basic arguments or that Brexit is NOT a done deal. Urge readers to email their MP - remember this is urgent, and every letter written to an MP can make a difference.

Another option is to target young people, who will be crucial when we do win a People's Vote, and who would be hardest hit by Brexit. We need to encourage them to register to vote, and to write to their MPs (see Day 12 action below).

Keep it short - within about 250 words. Put forward three basic points, for example:

  1. The proposed deal is a compromise - it is not what we voted for and it satisfies neither Leave nor Remain voters.
  2. The Government has admitted that its own studies show that all forms of Brexit arrangements will make the UK worse off.
  3. The Government has failed to deliver a satisfactory Brexit deal. We are not interested in Jeremy Corbyn debating his version of have the cake and eating it. Our politicians must reject this deal - stop the withdrawal process and call for a new referendum based on truth and not wishful thinking.

Spread the word in every way possible - use the Facebook, Twitter or Email share buttons at the top of this page to share on social media. You can also use the link to this page (https://staffs4europe.eu/12days.php) as the basis for your social media posting.

Here's some help to get you going

  • All local papers accept email letters. Check a recent copy of the paper, or the paper's web site, and look for details of where to send 'letters to the editor'. You will be expected to provide your full name and address but most papers will not publish your full address.
  • This detailed, point by point rebuttal of the proposed Brexit deal by Richard Corbett Falsehoods, Failures, Fibs & Fabrications contains lots of great ideas for your letter.
  • You can see some examples of possible letters by going to our articles, clicking 'SEARCH', and select 'Template' from list of keywords on the left of the search box.
  • To counter the argument the people voted to 'take back control' see this article.
  • You can get lots of ideas for you email by browsing our library of articles.
Save our NHS

Day 12 actions

1. Email your MP

Email your MP and demand a democratic People's Vote that includes the option to Remain in the EU.

It doesn't matter if you've written to them before, this could be the most important email you ever send them. There's no time to write a letter so please use email. Include your postal address to they know it's from one of their constituents. If your MP supports Brexit, then challenge them on how Brexit will make things better for you personally, and your area generally. Don't let them fob you off with the benefits of 'taking back control' - it's nonsense (see the help suggestions on the right). If they support remaining in the EU, let them know you support what they are doing and urge them to hold firm on their views.

2. Visit your MP’s surgery.

If your MP is holding a constituency surgery (often held on Fridays or weekends) go along. You may need to make an appointment so use our list of MPs contact details on the right.

3. Every day: Post/share on social media.

Spread the word in every way possible including to your 'leaver' friends. You can use the link to this page as the basis for your social media posting.

Here's some help to get you going

  • You can find the contact details and email address for your Staffordshire MP here.
  • If your MP is not in Staffordshire you can find their contact details here.
  • There's a great tool produced by The People's Vote campaign that makes it really easy to create a customised email for your MP.
  • You can see some examples of possible letters by going to our articles, clicking 'SEARCH', and select 'Template' from list of keywords on the left of the search box.
  • To counter the argument the people voted to 'take back control' see this article.
  • You can get lots of ideas for you email by browsing our library of articles.