Influence the Brexit vote
We are approaching a critical moment with Brexit – the parliamentary vote on the triggering of Article 50. We believe that Parliament will vote for Article 50 out of respect of the referendum result.
If this Act is passed unamended, then even if there is a change in public mood, Brexit is probably inevitable.
But we are campaigning for an amendmentwhich ensures that Parliament sets priorities for the negotiations and exit from the EU will only happen once Parliament approves the final terms. If there is a change in the public mood, Parliament can stop the process. So this just could be the small thing that makes the difference.
The amendment requires support from Conservative rebels as well as the Opposition. However the main reason it might not pass is the fear many Labour MPs have of losing votes from leave supporters. So a crucial part of the campaign is an opinion poll to demonstrate that Labour will not suffer electorally from supporting this amendment, and indeed many MPs are less likely to lose their seats.
We have done some analysis that shows this, but a professionally conducted opinion poll would strengthen our case enormously.
The total budget for the poll is £12,000 but we are hoping to secure £8,000 from grant funding and a major donor.
For more details of the campaign go to www.represent-us.uk