The historic site of the Putney Debates was the scene for fresh discussions about democracy on Saturday 5th May. An action day was organised by European Movement in Wandsworth & Merton, in coordination with ‘Lambeth for Europe’ and ‘Best for Britain’.
The aim of the day was two-fold - to invite passers-by to write postcards to their MP with their thoughts on the current precarious political situation, and to raise awareness of the growing campaign for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit settlement deal.
It was inspiring how many people were encouraged to take time out from their Bank Holiday weekend to compose their thoughts. Stacks of postcards will now be despatched to Justine Greening, Conservative MP for Putney, as well as to Government Minister Greg Hands (over the river in Chelsea & Fulham) and to 14 other MPs from across London and beyond. The predominant issues raised by the people we met included the lack of good information at the time of the 2016 referendum, strong concerns for the treatment of citizens from other EU countries living in the UK, and the need for a further democratic input from the British public at the end of the negotiation process.
We also distributed information about the March for a People’s Vote on Saturday 23rd June, starting from Hyde Park at noon. Come join our Wandsworth & Merton group on the march by signing up for our email updates on www.wandsworth.eu if you're not already on our list.