Steve Bullock @GuitarMoog Immigrant, Musician, Sound Engineer, SNP, ex-negotiator for UK in EU. Brother of @JuliaKayPotts. Supporter of @FinalSayForAll. Oct. 08, 2018 1 min read

Are people still writing to their MPs on Brexit and the need for a #FinalSay/#Peoplesvote? If not, we should be. MPs get mail/emails on an endless variety of issues, and if their postbag is not dominated by opposition to Brexit they won't feel the pressure to act. 1/

I know some people are, and I know people have and have got no reply so it seems pointless to do it again, but it really isn't. It needs to be sustained and widespread to get through, but MPs genuinely take notice of this. 2/

Also, when MPs see opinion polls, they always think their constituency is different and an exception if what they see in their postbag/inbox and on the doorstep doesn't chime with the polls. 3/

We know the polls are in the right direction and still moving. MPs need to see that it is specifically their constituents though. They need to know first hand that it is real. 4/

Letters/emails don't have to be smart or beautifully crafted. They don't have to have killer arguments. They should be respectful, if possible, about the personal and local impact, and should suggest actions you'd like them to take or things you'd like them to support. 5/

You might not even get a reply, although you should, but that doesn't mean it hasn't help make the odd letter that's palmed off become a stack of letters that can't be ignored. Seriously. It's important. it's not pointless. 6/6

p.s. No ranting, no accusations, nothing even bordering on abusive or they'll go straight int he bin/trash, and have the opposite effect to that intended. Even if you have a crackpot ERG-type MP.


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