Elizabeth Slams Conservative Refusal to Guarantee EU Citizens' Right to Remain


MPs, including the Conservative MP for Stratford, have voted against guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK before Theresa May triggers Article 50.

By 332 votes to 290, a majority of 42, MPs voted down an amendment to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.

It would have ensured that all EU citizens legally living in the UK on June 23 - the date of the EU referendum - would have their right to stay protected.

Elizabeth said, "Stratford's Conservative MP yesterday voted against protecting the rights of EU citizens who have already settled in the UK to stay here. After all the complaining he has done in the national media about his own rights being under threat from the Trump travel ban, he didn't think it right to support the plight of EU citizens, many who have been living in the UK for years paying tax and raising families, to have a guarantee they can stay. An absolute disgrace. The government should not be playing poker with people's lives. People deserve to know they will not be sent away from their homes, jobs and families."


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