EU Citizens in the UK and British Citizens in the EU

Lord Hylton

You may have seen that the House of Lords approved amendments to the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill by a majority of 102.  This will oblige the House of Commons to think again whether this country should guarantee the continuing rights of EU citizens already resident here.

I would have voted for the amendment had I been able to reach the Chamber in time.

 

 

3 comments for “EU Citizens in the UK and British Citizens in the EU

  1. Croft
    02/03/2017 at 1:08 pm

    As much a I think EU citizens need their status clarified swiftly (albeit no more than UK national in the EU) the vote smacked more (especially to those who listened to the debate) as virtue signalling.

  2. 04/03/2017 at 6:20 pm

    Is it fact that more British citizens have been emigrating to other countries and/or travelling abroad than the number of foreigners immigrating and/or visiting ?

  3. Dave H
    07/03/2017 at 3:05 am

    While I think that EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens elsewhere in Europe should have the right to remain where they are with their current rights and privileges, I think it is wrong to try to tie the government’s hands when it comes to negotiating. It should be a one-liner, that both sides agree on this, move on to the next item, but given the nature of some of the threats coming from EU politicians, it’s unwise to make it a requirement on the British side.

    I suspect EU industry leaders will want people to remain where they are – there’s a lot of chaos waiting if several million people need to move and employers need to replace that many staff over a short timescale.

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