Kyle – House of Commons must act to secure the rights of EU citizens

Commenting on the House of Lords voting to give EU citizens resident in Britain the right to remain after Brexit, Peter Kyle MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“I’m delighted that the House of Lords have stood up to the Government and voted to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in Britain. I proudly voted for the amendment a few weeks ago and I will do the same again.

“I urge MPs of all parties to do the decent thing and support the amendment when it returns to the House of Commons. No matter what party you are in or whether you campaigned to Leave or Remain, there is both a practical and a moral imperative to protect the rights of three million people who now face crippling uncertainty about their future as British residents.

“These are our friends, our colleagues and our neighbours. They are not bargaining chips or playing cards. MPs need to act now to secure their rights and lift them out of this unacceptable state of limbo.” 

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