Rejected petition Delay Brexit negotiations & government to focus on saving lives & stop COVID 19
Insist our politicians place resources where they are needed now and not take chances with vulnerable peoples lives to comply with a plan to leave the EU made before this devastating illness fell upon us all. Lives matter more than a delay. Brexit will happen, but let’s get our priorities right.
Given the catastrophe of COVID-19 across Europe we should delay the exit negotiations for at least a year.
All resources here and the EU should be free to work on fighting the spread and the impact of this devastating killer virus.
Our current supply chains for food, medicines and other supplies need to remain in tact and not changed or undermined which could lead to an increase of the rate of illness and death across Europe, including the United Kingdom. Let's be patient, kind and careful.
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You may wish to sign these petitions calling for the same action:
Extend the transition; delay negotiations until after the coronavirus outbreak: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300412
Hold a referendum on the post-2020 UK-EU relationship with option to rejoin EU: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300026
Rejoin the EU under Article 49 TEU: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300297
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