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Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
December 13, 2021 at 5:48 PM

Even they know it’s wrong

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Boris Johnson’s Christmas parties were just the start. Important committee of MPs from all parties calls out the Elections Bill  Today, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (chaired by Conservativ…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
December 12, 2021 at 9:06 AM

In case you missed it...

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John It’s that time of the week again - it’s our recap of Best for Britain’s Crony Christmas Countdown.    Our countdown takes a short, sharp look at some of the most egregious examples of this Government’s wasteful spending, a…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
December 9, 2021 at 8:05 AM

LAST FEW REMAINING!

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Christmas is approaching - and if you want to make sure your presents arrive in time, order them TODAY!   Get your orders in before it’s too late! Christmas decorations, festive jumpers, greetings cards....and internationa…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
December 8, 2021 at 12:48 PM

Angry about THAT party? Take action.

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Have you seen this?   Damning evidence of how this Government believes the rules they made just didn’t apply to them. They partied while we stayed locked down for Christmas, unable to see our loved ones.      The oppositi…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
December 5, 2021 at 12:02 PM

Crony Christmas catch-up

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The first five days of our Crony Christmas Countdown have passed!   Best for Britain’s Crony Christmas Countdown takes a short, sharp look at some of the most egregious examples of this Government’s fiscal waste, and packa…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 3:41 PM

A Crony Christmas Countdown

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John This time of year divides us into two tribes: those who love, and those who loathe, Christmas.    But fear not - wherever you stand on the festivities, we’ve got an advent calendar that’s sure to get your pulse racing.    …
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 12:27 PM

All I want for Xmas is EU

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John It’s that time of year again - Best for Britain’s Christmas merch has landed!   Visit our online shop!   It’s been a long year in the world of politics, and we figured the one thing we all need is some Christmas…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 26, 2021 at 12:03 PM

This can’t go on

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John It is time for this Government to take responsibility.   The shocking loss of life that we saw this week after a group of refugees attempted to cross the channel was not just incredibly tragic. It was preventable.    …
Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 26, 2021 at 8:05 AM

Write for what is right

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   I wondered if you’d seen Naomi’s email earlier this week about writing to the editor of your local paper to voice your concerns at this Government’s blatant contempt for the people of this country?   If you haven’t yet w…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 24, 2021 at 8:03 AM

Halt the decline of democracy

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The slime of sleaze sticks to everything.  I’m sure you’ve noticed the sheer volume of headlines focusing on government sleaze scandals. The fact so many of these politicians have been able to get away with this is proof w…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Scraping away the sleaze

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The government has u-turned!    And in small part, it’s down to you.   I’m sure you’ve been following the Government’s sleaze scandal closely; we certainly have.    Our Better Democracy campaign has kept the pressure up on…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 15, 2021 at 8:07 AM

They're failing us

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John You may recall that some weeks ago, we asked our supporters to help us by filling in a survey on perceptions and experiences of the cost of living crisis and of recent food and fuel shortages.    Our survey is now closed -…
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 9, 2021 at 8:04 AM

Parliamentary plotting is afoot

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Help put the brakes on parliamentary plotting. The Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing bill is still making its way through the House of Lords.    The bill has passed through the Commons but the worst provisions remain. …
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 5, 2021 at 8:04 AM

Principles are on the bonfire

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Civil society is under threat. And it’s not just us who think this.  Last week, Conservative MP David Davis wrote an article in The Guardian about the Government’s proposed reforms to judicial review. He noted that these r…
Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
November 4, 2021 at 8:02 AM

We're paying the price

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   You and I will be paying the price for this Government’s incompetence for years to come.    Last week’s budget was full of promises and pledges, but none will undo the destruction that this Government has inflicted on ou…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
October 29, 2021 at 7:04 AM

A big thank you

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John THANK YOU We’re all a step closer to securing our democratic freedoms  I’m just writing to say a huge thank you to those of you who donated to our crowdfunder on the Elections Bill. Since Friday, you have helped us raise m…
Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
October 26, 2021 at 10:18 AM

Truly dans la merde

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   COP26 is just round the corner, but this Government is undermining UK commitments for a greener future.  By voting to permit the continued dumping of raw sewage into our rivers, by rejecting plans to reduce air pollution…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 1:28 PM

It's not over

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The government may think it has the regressive Elections Bill sewn up, but the fight to save our democracy isn’t over yet.    Since our campaign to stop the Elections Bill began, we have been making an impact with Influenc…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
October 14, 2021 at 11:33 AM

Who will watch the watchers themselves?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   Parliament is back from recess   MPs are considering the next stage of the anti-democratic Elections Bill    From clamping down on the right to protest through the Policing Bill to weakening the judiciary’s powers with t…
Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
October 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Spiralling costs, no support

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   Thank you so much for signing our Food Poverty is not a Fair Trade petition. Your support adds urgency to our campaign and helps us to continue engaging the public and politicians on these vital issues.    As you’ll know…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
October 10, 2021 at 7:35 AM

World Mental Health Day

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   I’m writing to you because today is World Mental Health Day. The theme this year is Mental Health in an Unequal World.  Read our article here   Sign our petition here   As the World Health Organisat…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
October 8, 2021 at 7:06 AM

Tell us about your experiences

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   Brexit has led to staff shortages, friction-ridden trade and empty shelves and petrol stations.  Global inflation, gas price rises and supply chain failures are being amplified in Britain as a result of bad deals the gov…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
October 4, 2021 at 7:03 AM

Tell us about your experiences

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   You may have noticed that we recently launched our Food Poverty is not a Fair Trade campaign, which seeks to raise awareness of and combat the human impact of a bungled Brexit and our Government’s subsequent political ch…
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 12:32 PM

Short changed?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, The impacts of the Government’s bungled Brexit deal are now being felt more acutely than ever by Britons struggling to access fuel.  Brexit didn’t create fuel shortages, and it is not solely responsible for UK shortages o…
Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 27, 2021 at 7:04 AM

Challenge injustice

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   Last week, Naomi wrote to you about the publication of the UK Trade and Business Commission’s interim report, which looks at the challenges faced by businesses in the wake of Brexit, and offers solutions for overcoming t…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 20, 2021 at 9:25 AM

Reports and resolutions

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   Today marks the release of the UK Trade and Business Commission’s interim report. As secretariat of the Commission, Best for Britain provides research, administrative and logistical support to this inclusive cross-party …
Lord Kim Darroch, Chair of Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 19, 2021 at 8:05 AM

A new challenge

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John,    I’m delighted to be able to write to you today as the new chair of Best for Britain.    Four decades as a diplomat has taken me across the world, representing our country in Washington as the U.K. ambassador to the Uni…
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 16, 2021 at 7:19 AM

Empathy, not empty shelves

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Empty supermarket shelves have become a post-Brexit staple.   UK Trade & Business Commission has recommended solutions - Add your name in support   Supplies in UK shops continue to fall short. The lack of delivery dri…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 14, 2021 at 7:03 AM

Principles being compromised?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   Today marks the second reading of the anti-democratic Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill in the House of Lords.   The Bill, which clamps down on the right to protest and gives the Home Secretary sweeping new power…
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 3:56 PM

This is just the start

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Thanks to you, we’re ready for the next stage   Despite the Elections Bill passing its second reading in the House of Commons by 327 votes to 228, this is just the start of the Bill’s progress through Parliament. There wi…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 7, 2021 at 7:19 AM

Last chance saloon for UK democracy

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   Last chance saloon for our democracy   The second reading of the undemocratic Elections Bill is today.   Will you take action to make sure your MP knows of your opposition to the bill?   Use our quick and simple Hey-MP t…
Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 6, 2021 at 9:39 AM

Tomorrow is only a day away

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The second reading of the undemocratic Elections Bill is tomorrow. ? ? The Elections Bill is an undemocratic piece of legislation that will give this Government unprecedented powers to control who campaigns against it. ? …
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
September 5, 2021 at 8:05 AM

Time is running out

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   Help us fight the erosion of our democracy!   You may have already seen our correspondence on the undemocratic Elections Bill and we’d love it if you could take two minutes out of your day to stand up for our democracy. …
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 31, 2021 at 9:03 AM

We're counting on you

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John   I hope you’ve managed to have a restful summer despite the horrors unfolding at home and abroad.   I’m reaching out because here at Best for Britain we urgently need your help, and the help of everyone who is committed t…
Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 8:48 AM

Making a difference

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Naomi wrote to you on Monday about the Elections Bill that will undergo its second reading in the House of Commons on 7th September. As the date of the second reading draws nearer, it is absolutely vital that we show MPs a…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 25, 2021 at 9:04 AM

Keep the message going

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John More than 3000 of you took the time to send a message to your local MP regarding the undemocratic Elections Bill. The Bill is an assault on our freedoms and represents an insidious power grab by the Government, which seeks…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 23, 2021 at 8:34 AM

Rights under threat

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John  As you may know, the Elections Bill will undergo a second reading in the House of Commons on 7th September. This undemocratic bill will place restrictions on campaigning and cross-party cooperation, stifling the voice of …
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 7:32 AM

Write for your rights

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Last week we wrote to you to let you know about our plans to tackle the undemocratic Elections Bill.   The Bill represents an assault on our democracy and is the latest step in this Government’s troubling agenda seeking …
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 13, 2021 at 7:35 AM

A time for action

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Parliament may be in recess but that doesn’t mean our work has stopped. In fact, we’re busier than ever with our work to challenge the undemocratic Elections Bill. What is it? And what happens next? The Elections Bill wi…
Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
August 6, 2021 at 10:42 AM

Being stifled?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John  Help us protect UK democracy Take a stand against the government’s insidious power grab and its attempts to stifle the voice of civil society This is worrying time for democracy. The Government is attempting to push throu…
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 7:01 AM

Elections Bill across the country

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, From Wales to Watford, we have seen our supporter letters appear in newspapers across the country. Would you consider joining many Best for Britain supporters who have already written to their local newspapers about the d…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 8, 2021 at 12:35 PM

Support us in the fight to Save OUR Democracy

*|MC:SUBJECT|* John -- This week the government published the Elections Bill Being frank, this is an attack and afront on our democracy. The introduction of voter ID is the headline-grabbing element of the Bill and is indeed very worrying. But it …
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 6, 2021 at 5:33 PM

Dangerous

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, DANGEROUS New Elections Bill introduced Stifling free speech, clamping down on debate The UK Government is pushing through a stream of new laws designed to reshape our democracy. It is not good news. But together we can b…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 2, 2021 at 6:55 AM

NEWS UPDATE - Byelection Result

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Labour win against the odds Kim Leadbeater has won the Batley & Spen By Election by just 323 votes!  I hope you will join Best for Britain in congratulating Kim Leadbeater after a hard-fought and deeply personal campa…
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 10, 2021 at 7:02 AM

Campaigning feedback survey

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Be part of shaping our campaigns Let us know how we can improve our campaigning, and let us know the issues you’d like to hear us talking about in the future. As you may know, Best for Britain has recently relaunched as a…
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 8, 2021 at 2:07 PM

LIVE tonight

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Best for Britain LIVE tonight at 6pm Join Naomi Smith and four of Best for Britain's leading women as they discuss how they got into campaigning and their advice for women entering the industry.     Our guests include Fl…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 7:02 AM

LIVE event: Women of Best for Britain

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Best for Britain will be LIVE for another event on Tuesday 8 June from 6pm Join me and four of Best for Britain's leading women as they discuss how they got into campaigning and their advice for women entering the industr…
Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 25, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Have you sent yours?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Did you see our last email? Hundreds of people have already sent a letter to their local newspaper, defending our democratic freedoms. The voting ID scheme will cost £40 million over the next decade, and will potentially…
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 18, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Time to make some noise

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Voter ID is about limiting our freedom, not protecting our democracy That’s why we are relaunching our successful ‘letters to the editor’ campaign to protest this Government’s assault on our democracy. The Government is i…
Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 5:17 PM

First and worst hit

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, EU citizens will no longer be locked up for failing to produce the right paperwork After launching our open letter to the Home Secretary last week, Best for Britain welcomes the news that the Home Office would no longer b…