MPs reject Brexit amendment to protect EU citizens in UK

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The government successfully blocked the bid to add the protections into the Brexit bill in the House of Commons

AN attempt to give EU citizens living in the UK the status of permanent residents has been defeated in the House of Commons.

The government successfully blocked the bid to add the protections into the Brexit bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday by 332 votes to 290.

The Liberal Democrats believe that with the support of Labour peers they will be able to pass amendments when the bill is debated in the House of Lords later this month.

It is thought this latest decision may hinder negotiations in the EU despite May’s assurance that the issue of expats – both British and EU – will be dealt with early on in the negotiations. 

3 COMMENTS

  1. “We send the EU £350m. Let’s fund our NHS instead.” Remember that slogan on the Vote Leave bus?

    Well Boris Johnson, Liam Fox, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Gove and all the others who campaigned vociferously on that slogan have just voted AGAINST an amendment to do that too – to give the money to the NHS.

    They ALL went on the telly to talk about £350 million going to the NHS if we just fell in behind them and voted Leave.

    How do their voters feel, now they have dropped that key Brexit pledge at the first opportunity?

  2. I really do despair many of the people who wanted to remain in the UK, do we really have to go over what was said before the referendum for some people? Because if we do it will take a lot of words to go over the rubbish and what the remain side put forward… and on the 350 M for HNS, if this is what the remainers have to continually bring up as something the NHS [b]was going to get[/b] from people [b]who were not the government[/b]… is it any wonder those who supported remain appear so confused! 🙂

  3. Obergruppenführer Merkel rejected Mrs May’s offer & subservient Brussels complied Brits’ position must be protected.

    Security of 1.2mil Brits & our pensioners/health care is paramount & demands reciprocity. 3.3mil EU born live in UK, mostly in England, the second most densely populated country in Europe.

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