This is the text of my recent E-Mail to my local North Dorset Conservative MP, Simon Hoare.
I am very concerned to read in press reports today that, according to claims by EU officials, your government’s Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox QC, believes that the Irish Border Backstop Protocol within the proposed Withdrawal Agreement breaches the human rights of the people of Northern Ireland.
This could well refer to Article One of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
As you are a member of the Conservative and Unionist Party this matter should be of great concern to you.
What should cause you further concern, is the question of why this was not brought to light either before, or during, the document’s drafting process.
I would urge you to press the Attorney General on these points and conduct your own research, which I believe will lead you to conclude that the deal you currently support is flawed to the core.
Having done so I would hope to see you drop this rotten deal like the hot political potato it is, even at the expense of your government position.