.@britishineurope PRESS STATEMENT: 'Disgraceful and unacceptable'.

Read our full response to Theresa May's press statement on EU citizens' rights which made no mention of the 1.2 mn British nationals living in the EU 27

…tattafiles.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/tnt20199/_cOfm…

#TheresaMay #NoDealBrexit .
2. 'We heard that we are now at an impasse in the negotiations with the very real threat of a no deal. What we did not hear was one single word about the future of 1.2 million UK nationals living in the EU27.'
3. 'You appear willing to take the UK out of the EU with a no deal and with no thought for your own nationals'
4. 'This was a disgraceful and unacceptable omission on your part. Over the last 18 months the UK has negotiated away our rights, you and your Secretaries of State have refused to meet with us and now you completely ignore us at a critical time in the negotiations.'
5. 'We are and we remain British citizens. You have obligations towards us and we expect you and your government to respect and honour those obligations.'
6. 'You said in your statement that you have treated the EU with nothing but respect and you now expect the same.

Well, the same is true of us.'

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh
 

Keep Current with Laura Shields

Laura Shields Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

PDF

Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @mediawhizz

Sep 25, 2018
1. Hi there @theresa_may @DominicRaab @daviddavismp 😀

It's Laura from @BritishInEurope.

Yes, yes unfortunately we DO still exist.

We need to talk about #Brexit and my life & that of my husband & son.
2. I'd like to discuss how your deal helps my family carry on our lives as normal after Brexit.
3. I'd also like to talk to @theresa_may and @DominicRaab about @nickynoo007 and @GuitarMoog and @fjgodfrey and @BrexpatsHOV
Read 7 tweets
Sep 3, 2018
1. Spent Saturday night in Metz which, given its location in Lorraine has been fought over by France and Germany for hundreds of years.
2. In 2017 it voted overwhelmingly for Macron, which is not surprising given it's a European hub that sits just under Luxembourg as well as a stone's throw from Germany.
3. Metz Cathedral is beautiful and has the largest church stained glass collections in the world. Chagall designed some at one point.
Read 9 tweets
Aug 14, 2018
1. We get this Brexiter fairytale A LOT: why has the big bad EU decided not to give poor little @BritishInEurope free movement? Isn't the big bad EU really mean and despicable? And who would want to live in such a place where the big bad EU would do such a thing? #PeoplesVote
2. Well, kiddies, lean in & I'll tell you the real story. The big bad EU wasn't always big & bad. Actually, it was really quite reasonable (if a bit inflexible at times) & understood that 4.6mn people's lives were at stake in the Brexit talks & that it had a duty to protect them
3. So the EU decided to make the Wicked Witch Theresa an offer that it thought she couldn't refuse: full protection for @BritishInEurope (including FoM) in exchange for full protection of rights for the @The3Million little EU piggies in the UK.
Read 10 tweets
Aug 9, 2018
1. Some numbers from France on why the @EuropeanCommiss refusing to provide any dedicated local legal support for @britishineurope (who are still EU citizens) matters.

Particularly in the event of a #NoDealBrexit
2. There are an estimated 150,000 Brits living in France. I say estimated because France is like the UK and doesn't require EU citizens to register. Many are trying to get permanent residence (carte de sejour) in case there's no deal and therefore no agreement on #citizensrights
3. There are 5 (yes 5) FCO staff dedicated to providing consular support for the citizens' rights aspect of Brexit. That's 5 for the entire EU 27 or 1.3mn @BritishInEurope (yes I know many are taking a new nationality but it's still a tiny number of staff to help the rest).
Read 8 tweets
Aug 6, 2018
1. Just listened to this excellent @BBC_Analysis documentary with @peterpomeranzev.

Things I've learned about effective political technology and what it says about campaigning/comms techniques which started life in...yes, you guessed it, #Russia.

#Brexit #Trump #VoteLeave
2/ Campaigns are often built around a unifying story onto which people can read/project whatever they want.

I've written about the irresponsible brilliance of 'Vote Leave Take Control' and 'Make America Great Again' as core organising stories before:

themediacoach.co.uk/post-truth-era/
3/ Multiple messages are used to attract disparate groups of supporters who take action based on what makes them tick i.e. no command & control central messaging.
Read 6 tweets
Jul 30, 2018
1. Great @CasMudde corrective on the #SteveBannon hype:

'Articles that take his (Steve Bannon's) grandiose plans at face value strengthen the narrative that the 2019 European elections will again be a fundamental struggle between the status quo & Eurosceptic forces.'
2. 'This means that the radical right continues to set the political agenda and its frames continue to dominate election campaigns'.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
3. From a comms point of view I agree that mainstream European parties really need to sort out some proper proactive framing for #EP2019 ...not just shifting to the right or rebutting the far right frames (which legitimises their toxic point of view as a debate topic).
Read 5 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!

Ethereum

0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy

Bitcoin

3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!

:(