My MP has sent me another email this morning. This time I have not sent or asked anything of him, he has taken the D E Bill cause on and is doing everything he can for us. He has single handedly restored my faith in local politics, I really never expected such a response or commitment. So, Roger Gale MP. Thank You.
Instead of emailing me, this time he emailed Jeremy Hunt and cc’d David Cameron, following a meeting of 1922 (Backbench) Committee last night. This is what he sent:
I understand that there is a liklihood that the government may try to give the Digital Economy Bill a second reading on Tuesday, 6th April (on the day when Brown will probably go to the palace) in order to render it eligible for “wash-up” treatment following the “approval” of the House.
If this is so then it would be a gross misuse of parliament and of process: whatever one`s view of the content it is clear – as exposed in the Lords – that it is a flawed piece of legislation as it stands and something that would need the full scrutiny of a Commons Standing Committee and Report stage before being allowed to pass into law.
May I hope, therefore, that the Opposition will resist this potential abuse and, if necessary, not only vote against the bill but indicate that it will be repealed, re-written and re-enacted properly by an incoming Conservative government if railroaded through in the dying days of this administration?
I still have to draft my email, but with this kind of support from my local MP, I am more determined than ever to keep pushing until this Bill is shown the respect it deserves by the current Government and those who support pushing it through before an election.
Please contact your MP now. It needs just your postcode to find your local MP and then it re-drafts and email for you. It really is that simple. Email you MP here.