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Peace Party remains firmly in favour of being part of the E.U.

A letter-writer in Guildford expressed exactly the views of the Peace Party when he wrote on 15th November, 2017 to his Member of Parliament: “I am writing to confirm that, notwithstanding the result of the referendum on 23 June 2016, I remain in favour of being part of the European Union as being most in the interests of the people of Britain. This was also your view at the time, which I applaud. Similarly it was the view of no less than 58% of Conservative MPs and 75% of all MPs (see www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35616946).”

“Theresa May herself campaigned to remain – there’s a well-known photograph of her in her Maidenhead constituency holding a placard proclaiming ‘I’m In’.”

“Members of Parliament are required to abide by a Code of Conduct. Under “Duties of Members” at paragraph III.6 of the Code, we read “Members have a general duty to act in the interests of the nation as a whole; and a special duty to their constituents.” If they were in fact true to their duties, Members would have had this requirement in mind when they voted.  (The Code of Conduct may be found here:
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmcode/1076/1076.pdf)”

“Given the obligation of MPs to adhere to the Code, it is difficult for ordinary people to understand why so many MPs have reversed their views when, save for the referendum, no other physical circumstance has changed. We know that the referendum was in any event advisory and not mandatory. You will understand why I suggest that putting one’s Party before Country brings politics itself into disrepute.”

“In Guildford, the view of most voters was also Remain, by 44,155 votes to 34,458. Those in favour of remaining in the EU were in the majority by 57% to 43%, and on the relatively high turn-out of 77% (www.guildford.gov.uk/eureferendum). Few can have voted knowingly to make Britain worse off, although I regret to say I did hear someone say they would prefer us all to be worse off if it meant getting rid of foreigners!”

“Regarding The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, it now seems that one of Mrs May’s own amendments, number 381, paves the way for leaving the EU without any sort of deal.”

“I should be grateful to know the reasoning behind amendment 381 and how it helps ensure that the UK will better off as a ‘third country’ than as a member of the EU: how is amendment 381 a prudent course of action that is in the best ‘interests of the nation as a whole’?”

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