miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2017

AMENDMENT OF UK CITIZENS IN EUROPE TO BE DEBATED IN THE LORDS

Lord Oates   Photo: Libdems
Via the nascent platform of UK Citizens in the EU, EuroCitizens and its allies like Brexpats in Spain and Bremain have managed to get the following amendment to the Article 50 bill introduced for debate in the Lords by Lord Oates (LibDem). This was the result of mass  lobbying of peers and shows how, by joining forces, UK citizens in the EU CAN shape the debate. Even if the amendment does not prosper , this means that our rights are being debated and taken seriously.

United Kingdom citizens in the European Union and EU citizens in the UK

(1)   It must be a priority for Her Majesty’s Government in negotiations under the process set out in Article 50 to reach an early agreement to confirm the rights of EEA citizens and their families resident in the United Kingdom, and United Kingdom citizens and their families resident in the European Economic Area.

(2)   No Minister of the Crown may agree to arrangements under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, taking account of the framework for the future relationship, unless those arrangements permit and support the continuance of—

(a)    the existing rights of EEA citizens and their families resident in the United Kingdom at the date of withdrawal; and

(b)   the existing rights of United Kingdom citizens and their families resident in the European Economic Area at the date of withdrawal.”

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