There is a “moral imperative” to reach a quick deal on the rights of EU citizens living in Britain, David Davis said today on a visit to the Czech Republic.
Commenting, Ben Bradshaw MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“David Davis is right that guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens living in Britain is a ‘moral imperative’, which is why it is so disappointing that their status remains in limbo over a year after the referendum.
“Guaranteeing their rights unilaterally and immediately would have been the moral thing to do. And four months after the trigger of Article 50, it is clear little progress has been made.
“Both sides need to compromise to achieve a deal that guarantees the status of EU citizens. The bottom line is that it must be achieved quickly, and that no EU national living in Britain should be any worse off as a result of Brexit.”
Notes to editors:
David Davis’ comments are reported here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40715008