After a fevered rushing through of new regulations earlier in week following the High Court ruling that IDS’s back to work schemes were unlawful, Labour MP John McDonnell tabled an Early Day Motion http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/1072 seeking an annulment.
Should the motion carry enough signatures, and a ‘prayer’ be submitted calling for a parliamentary vote on the regulations, this could mean a loss of mandate for those regulations pushed through on Wednesday. Signatories currently stand at 18 but more are needed. Labour MPs in particular should be encouraged to sign.
So that this can happen, and quickly, it is crucial that you contact your MP and ask that they sign EDM 1072 sponsored by John McDonnell.
This has been made easy by one campaigner who has provided a template letter that can be downloaded email template for EDM 1072
To send it to your MP use this site http://www.theyworkforyou.com
Other action you can take
Garnering a lot of press attention at the moment is the Eastleigh by-election, where John O’Farrell is standing as a parliamentary hopeful for Labour. To link the issue of workfare to the hubbub surrounding this contested seat, Boycott Worfare is asking that we all contact John O’Farrell via twitter, and ask him whether as a MP he would support the motion annulling the recently advanced regulations.
His twitter address is: @mrjohnofarrell