Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Lords vote to put rights of EU citizens above our own

The Lords have shown where their priorities lie with the first successful vote to amend the Brexit bill.

A number of amendments have been rejected this week but they've voted to unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK with no guarantees for UK citizens living in EU countries.

Theresa May has already said that the British government has offered to sign a bilateral agreement to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU

The amendments passed by the Lords can be overturned by the Commons but it all slows the process down and risks delaying Brexit which creates more uncertainty and could mean having to hold expensive EU elections just a few months before we leave.

This insightful comment on the Independent website sums up the left's response to the Lord putting EU citizens before our own ...