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UK: Labour Party are asking "What would you like to ask Theresa May?"

Discussion in 'Advocacy Action Alerts' started by Andy, May 13, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Note: This isn't intended as a partisan post, vote for who you want, I just see potential for ME advocacy in it.
    https://donation.labour.org.uk/page/s/question-for-theresa-may

    Thought this is an opportunity to potentially highlight the number of people affected by ME in the UK, especially to the Labour Party. Chances are he won't ask any ME question of May, but if the same thing crops up time after time, perhaps Labour will take notice and consider picking the issue up themselves.

    The form asks for:
    First Name, Email, and Post Code
    and then
    Tell us your question for Theresa May:
    and then asks if you
    Want to share your experiences with Jeremy? Please do so below:

    There doesn't seem to be any need to be a Labour Party member, and you can opt out of being put on their mailing lists.
     
  2. Sasha

    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Jeremy Corbyn was supposed to be giving a speech at this year's IiME conference (is he still doing that, @Jo Best? I don't see him on the current conference agenda).

    Whether he's still doing that or not, it shows he was interested enough to make the booking, so there's a good chance that our message to him won't fall on deaf ears. I agree this is an opportunity.
     
  3. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    No, he's pulled out of that engagement unfortunately. Don't know why, just saw that he'd had to cancel.
     
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Bummer. But at least he was willing to do it in the first place, so contacting him & his party are worth doing in this instance, I think.
     
  5. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Perhaps pointing out that there is no controversy around ME. There is only contrived controversy from those who are heavily invested in not subscribing to reality.

    I get the feeling that ME (not exclusively but especially) in the UK is seen as controversial. And therefore no one is willing to put in the time to unravel what is going on enough to make clear statements one way or another. This artificial narrative of 'controversy' is another way of stopping people who are not up to speed (ie those outside the immediate ME community) from aligning with the truth and reality of what ME is. Really.
     
  6. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Well, this is my attempt at it.
    Feel free to copy and/or adapt as you might want.
     
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    Bill Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    In 1940, when the lives of hundreds of thousands of British subjects were imperiled and their backs were to the sea, a Tory-led government inspired the world by unleashing a flotilla to save them. Prime Minister May, you could seize on that tradition and act boldly and come to your people's rescue or continue to do nothing. Just know for many of us the tide is coming in.

    What would Winston do?

    Bill
     
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    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I suspect that this is not the sort of question Corbyn would put to May. It would be very funny if he did though!
     
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    Bill Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    LOL. I strongly suspect that you're correct. But it what I'd ask (with perhaps a little work on the phraseology) given the chance.

    Bill

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  10. arewenearlythereyet

    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I suspect winston would manipulate the press to make himself look pretty amazing ...oh and cover up the funding shortfall and gloss over other inadequacies in policy ...?
     
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  11. Andy

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    So exactly the same sort of Tory policy as we have now?? ;)
     
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  12. Bill

    Bill Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    We shall fight on the beaches,
    We shall fight on the landing grounds,
    We shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
    We shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender
     
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    Bill Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    You might think that but I couldn’t possibly comment :)
     
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  16. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This needs to be put in any question because the default answer is to ask a PACE pusher for their "expert" opinion then end the conversation
     
  17. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Submit this :)
     
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