How about writing to the EU Parliament?

The Suffolk EU Alliance Committee is encouraging our members and supporters to contact members of the EU Parliament to express our concerns.  One of the most influential members is Guy Verhofstadt.  His contact email is below:

(gverhofstadt-brexit@europarl.europa.eu)

If you have had any communications with other EU officials or elected members please feel free to share them with us.


From Philip Gough:

Dear Mr Verhofstadt,

I'm sorry I don't have time to write more formally or at greater length,
but I want to briefly join like-minded UK citizens in expressing my dismay
at the result of the poorly designed referendum on this country's membership
of the EU. I like many others feel we have been highjacked by right-wing forces
which hate the liberal, tolerant, civilized continent that we have built together over the
last 70 years.

I and millions like me here on our islands are doing what we can to thwart this act of unprecedented self-harm.
It is not being done in our name. We must be confident that truth will prevail, we can win over
public opinion, and, ultimately remain members of the EU. This is overwhelmingly in our interests
and those of our close friends and allies across the Channel.

Please do everything you can to support the progressive forces which are increasingly mobilising.
Together we can avert a potential catastrophe.

Yours faithfully,  Philip Gough


And from Dr Lesley Walker

Dear Mr Verhofstadt,

I wish to join my voice to all of those who are writing and emailing you about the sorry state of affairs in UK. I am an Australian-born citizen who came to the UK in 1996 and then took out European citizen including UK in the early 2000s. It was an expensive and onerous process but I wanted to be part of the visionary project of Europeans working together to forge a better world than the ones of the past. I am also an historian and heritage consultant and I know very well the consequences of nationalism, of small-mindedness and insularity. I grew up in an Australia modelled on Britain’s insularity and I experienced the positive influences of European and then Asian and Middle-Eastern migration and multiculturalism. Like the European project, Australia’s multiculturalism is a work in progress, somewhat flawed and at times unsuccessful, but nevertheless a brave and bold stand for a better world where we all can live and work together. 

Brexit is an attempt to stall and sabotage that project and that progress. 

As an Australian I am also aware that referenda need to be managed carefully, with checks and balances to prevent knee-jerk voting and minority pressure groups overly influencing results. A referendum such as this would never have been held in Australia and should not have been held in UK. It exemplifies a vast dereliction of duty on the part of the then Prime Minister and Parliament. There are many like myself in UK who will never accept the validity of the referenda or the result. 

I am working with others locally and joining in national movements to do what we can to thwart this act of unprecedented self-harm which is not being done in the best interests of the people of the UK or indeed of Europe. 

Please do everything you can to support the progressive forces which are increasingly mobilising.
Together we can avert a potential catastrophe.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Lesley Walker

Heritage Consultant

lesleywalker@mac.com