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Letters: Derek Thomas - TAC

Responding to my MP's request as to why I wanted him to vote against the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

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On the morning of the day when Parliament was due to vote on the third and final reading of the EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, I used Write To Them to request my local MP, Derek Thomas, to vote against it. I kept the letter very short:

Dear Derek Thomas,

I lent you my vote in 2019 on the basis that you were the only candidate in the constituency that supported 'Getting Brexit Done'. Well done on that front. I had little hope, though, that any future trade agreement would be acceptable, and so it has transpired.

I'll keep this brief.

I want you to vote AGAINST the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Tris Stock

Mr Thomas has, in the past, been sporadic in his responses, but this time, I received a timely response; albeit after the vote had been conducted. Read more...

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