Sunday, July 10, 2016

The right of EU nationals to remain in the UK

Letter to Julian Sturdy via Hope not hate

Message Dear Julian Sturdy,

I am writing to you as a local constituent to urge you to give your support for the right of EU nationals to remain in the UK after Britain leaves the European Union.

Exclusive polling by the anti-racist organisation HOPE not hate, conducted by Populus, has found that 80% of the public support the Right to Remain. The 4,035-strong survey, conducted between 30 June and 4 July, found that this position was supported by 84% of Conservative voters, 85% of Labour voters, 95% of Liberal Democrat voters and 56% of UKIP voters.

There is considerable anxiety for the 3 million EU citizens who have made their homes in the UK, and the 1.2 million British citizens living in other EU countries.

This is also a vital concern for many British businesses and public services employing EU nationals, who do not want retrospective disruption to their existing workforce at a time of economic uncertainty.

We would urge you to make a clear and unequivocal statement that EU migrants currently living in the UK are welcome to stay here. EU nationals should not become bargaining chips in our negotiations with the European Union.


Tom Franklin

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