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With Avaaz the Brexit rebellion grows
« on: February 01, 2017, 04:17:37 PM »
Avaaz writes -

Dear friends,

Theresa May has promised MPs a say on the Brexit agreement she brings back -- but unless we act fast it could be a false choice between a bad deal with Europe or no deal at all!!

This would mean no way to send May back to the negotiating table and would force us to exit from Europe regardless of the terms of the deal -- even though two in three people say they don't support Brexit at any cost! Now MPs are brewing a Brexit rebellion to force May to give Parliament a real choice.

Let's build a giant show of support for MPs to withhold the votes May needs to trigger Brexit until they get a cast iron guarantee that they'll have a real say on the final deal. Our whole future, from jobs to the environment, is at stake -- sign now and share widely!

The government has to act on the referendum and start talks. But the narrow result on a simple Remain/Leave question does not give Theresa May, David Davis, Boris Johnson and Liam Fox the right to determine our relationships with our neighbours by themselves.

The Brexit-at-any-cost brigade are drowning out sensible discussion about what Britain can get from the EU talks. The referendum wasn't our last word -- this is a time for more and better democracy.

Right now MPs are discussing how to amend the ultra-short government bill that will trigger Article 50 talks, including by granting MPs real power to reject a bad Brexit deal. It's time to have our say.

The mother of parliaments could be about to sign away its influence on Brexit -- so let’s give MPs the backing they need to stand strong!

With hope and determination,
Bert, Alex, Meredith, Spyro, Fatima and the rest of the Avaaz team

More information:

Brexit: MPs to begin formal process with two-day debate (BBC)

Two-thirds of voters oppose a ‘blind-date Brexit’ (The Guardian)

Brexit bill - ‘no plain sailing’ for Theresa May as MPs debate Article 50 (Independent)

Dozens of MPs try to kill off Brexit Bill as Theresa May rushes it through Parliament (Business Insider)

Labour rebellion on Jeremy Corbyn's Article 50 stance grows (Sky News)

Avaaz is a 44-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world's people shape global decision-making. ("Avaaz" means "voice" or "song" in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz's biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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