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The text of an email to my Labour MP

Dear MP

If enacted and implemented the National Id Card will be New Labour's Poll Tax - the fallout will deprive you of office for a generation.

The Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, if enacted and implemented, will ensure this government goes down in history as one which abolished representative democracy.

You cannot in honesty claim to represent me in voting for these Bills. If your Government wishes to proceed with these Bills it should dissolve the House, and fight a General Election on the proposition that democratic government is no longer appropriate in this country and that the British government should become an elective tyranny. I do not believe you would win.

I have voted for you in the past two elections because I have believed in Labour's goals: abolition of poverty, equality of opportunity for all. Now you are proposing to abolish our democracy. You no longer represent me.

I trust that you will attempt to persuade your ministers that as a matter of practical politics you should abandon these Bills.

Regards

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purplecthulhu
8th Apr, 2006 20:31 (UTC)
Be sure to let us know what reply, if any, you get. And if you don't get a reply, consider sending this letter to your local newspaper, along with the fact that the MP did not reply. You might also consider sending this letter to any prospective Labour councilors you might vote for.
ffutures
8th Apr, 2006 20:49 (UTC)
Yep, sounds about right. My MP is fortunately voting against it anyway, but I suppose I should send something like it to the next labour candidate.
voidampersand
8th Apr, 2006 22:43 (UTC)
Well said. I hope they listen.
liveotherwise
8th Apr, 2006 23:13 (UTC)
good email.
Found you through squidoo save parliament page (http://saveparliament.org.uk)

Hope you get more of a response than I did. Read back through your blog a way, mind if I read again? You seem to have very similar taste in books to me :)
dev_iant
9th Apr, 2006 11:51 (UTC)
Hear! Hear! Good email. Unfortunately, I don't hold out much hope - Tony & cronies are far too convinced they know what's best for us all.
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