I am contacting you in advance of the “Parliamentary motions on a referendum” amendment expected to be voted on in the House of Lords around April 30th.
I am a British citizen who came to the United Kingdom 7 years ago. I met my wife here, got married, had our first child and call this great island nation my home.
I am writing to ask you for your support for the amendment proposed by Lord Newby, Viscount Hailsham and Lord Wigley. I think that the British public has a right to vote on the exit from the European Union that they are getting. I think that the lack of information about the ramifications of leaving the European Union (e.g. risks to the Good Friday Agreement) and misinformation & collusion by pro-Leave campaigners (e.g. false information about how much money the NHS would get if the UK left the European Union, reported use of discredited consulting firm Cambridge Analytica) means the British public are now more informed about what leaving the European Union really means.
I am also concerned about the rise of power-grabbing leadership in places like Hungary, Poland and Turkey. In Hungary the last newspaper that isn’t owned by the state has had to close down. I think the European Union has a crucial role in promoting unity & peace and guarding against international conflicts much in the same way the United Nations does. I think in a time when anti-immigration nativist movements are emerging across Europe, now is the time to bolster unity not to pull up the drawbridge.
Thank you for your time and thank you for reading my email. Thank you for your service to this country.
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