By Chris Elliott….
Living in Northern Cyprus for a long time, I have become sympathetic to the need and want for Direct Flights from the UK to Ercan Airport, Northern Cyprus which at present is not possible due to an embargo on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Will the embargo be lifted, I say ‘never say die’ and keep pushing for justice and equality and if you love this country and with the UK leaving the EU through Brexit, now is the time to push harder and harder.
Currently, the petition to the UK Government, which at this time shows 8,810 signatures, when they reach 10,000 signatures, the government will respond to this petition and at 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.
So is it possible to reach this far off figure of 100,000 to guarantee a hearing? The naysayers will scoff and say it’s not possible but the key to success is to be found in the petition which at this time has 8,810 signatures click here and underneath that it says “Show in map” and when you click it shows a map.
So what, you may say? But just hover over any part of the map and it will show you numbers of signatures from a UK constituency with the name of the member of parliament like Theresa Villiers who is not a fan of the TRNC and is an MP for Chipping Barnet. Click here
Below you will see a list of the top UK constituencies by petition signatures made at this time.
- 464 signatures from Enfield/Southgate.
- 355 signatures from Enfield North,
- 187 signatures from Broxbourne.
- 181 signatures from Eltham.
- 158 signatures from Chingford/Wood Green.
- 129 signatures from Lewisham East.
- 124 signatures from Beckenham.
- 122 signatures from Tottenham.
- 122 signatures from Bromley/Chislehurst.
- 119 signatures from Chipping Barnet.
- 119 signatures from Old Bexley/Sidcup.
- 114 signatures from Epping Forest.
Now many other constituencies have people who have signed the petition in smaller numbers so here is the challenge for all of those people who have signed to reach out to their friends and ask them to sign the petition and then start pressing their local MP for support.
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained, and in so doing, perhaps many hundreds if not thousands of signatures may be added to the petition!