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Oct 2, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
1/ On @IainDale at @LBC Iain Duncan Smith again called for benefits to be restricted or cut for future EU citizens arriving and working in the UK. Giving the impression that EU citizens in general are a drain on the system. Apart from the MAC report disproving this...
2/... Iain Duncan Smith's £4bn (sounds big) benefit claim needs to be seen in relation. His number is correct, here his sources from his own report
Oct 2, 2018 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
1/ on @BBCr4today Theresa May confirmed that Freedom of Movement will end on March 30th next year in case of a no deal Brexit. No transition, no implementation period. Plunging 3.6m EU citizens, despite continuing to live legally in the UK, directly into the #HostileEnvironment3/ last week the Prime Minister promised to protect the #citizensrights of EU citizens no matter what Brexit outcome. Within the #HostileEnvironment this is becoming meaningless though.
Oct 1, 2018 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
1/ "Cabinet ministers have been warned that the introduction of a new migration system [for EU citizens] could cause a '#Windrush-style' crisis." writes @SamCoatesTimes in @thetimes
We need your support
September is almost over and our team has been extremely busy this month fighting for the #citizensrights of the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK.
But we do need your continued support to keep us going. You can help us here the3million.org.uk/join-us
September 1st marked #800DaysInLimbo for the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK & 1.2m @BritishInEurope.
Sep 27, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
@WalthamstowAcad care to comment please. This is unacceptable and all of the claims on here have been disproven by the recent MAC report. This is pure indoctrination of young minds with false stereotypes of immigration and specifically the Polish. @stellacreasy
There are about 8k Polish citizens living in Waltham Forest Council. Many of their children will attend @WalthamstowAcad. Have you considered the impact of this poorly drafted error riddled homework on these children & how they might be perceived among their peers in the cohort?
1/ At @labourleave fringe event at #Lab18, following a question by @NicolasHatton on #citizensrights of the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK in case of no deal Brexit, MP Graham Stringer made the false claim that 85% of EU citizens already have automatic right to reside in the UK now.
2/ it shows how little comprehension there is on the legal complexity around EU #citizensrights among some politicians. EU citizens have the right to reside in the UK through EU law implemented into UK law via the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016
Sep 20, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
1/ Really? Do we need a video game playing with the worst fears of the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK? This is just tasteless and disgusting. @BBCClick should be ashamed to even give this a platform.
2/ EU citizens have been #inLimbo over their #citizensrights for the last 2 years. Confronted with dehumanising language on the front of newspapers, on social media & on the streets. Do we really need a game that is set around rounding them up in Ghettos & used as slave labour?
Hello @carolinenokes, welcome back to Westminster. We hope you had a relaxing Summer holiday. Now that you are back we thought it was a good time to remind you that answers to our #150questions on Settled Status are now 2 months overdue. 1/5
You might recall that you committed to provide us with answers to all questions by the end of June. And then you said it would be end of July. It is September now. 2/5
Aug 31, 2018 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
1/ The UK Govt has published more details on the digital documentation that will be issued to EU citizens for the new immigration status, Settled Status. We have been criticising the digital format as we believe this will lead to discrimination. But... gov.uk/government/pub…
2/... yesterday's information provides even more reason for concern in regards to potentially even greater discrimination. The deadline for applying for Settled Status according to Govt website and in line with the Withdrawal Agreement is June 2021. gov.uk/settled-status…
Aug 23, 2018 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
1/ UK Govt has released 24 preparedness notes in case of no deal Brexit. Despite 2 years of telling EU citizens & @BritishInEurope that #citizensrights are highest priority there is nothing on rights. 791 days #inLimbo & again nothing to reassure us. gov.uk/government/col…2/ here are the areas the UK Govt apparently cares about:
- EU-funded programmes if there’s no Brexit deal
- Horizon 2020 funding if there's no Brexit deal
- Delivering humanitarian aid programmes if there’s no Brexit deal
- Nuclear research if there’s no Brexit deal
Aug 23, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
1/ ONS has published migration numbers for the year ending March 2018 today. The fall in net migration from the EU seen in the last release continued with net migration now dropping to just 88k (101k last quarter) ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulati…2/ Compared to last quarter we now see both a year on year increase in emigration & decrease in immigration in all measured categories of EU citizens. For the first time net migration EU8 countries was negative with more EU citizens leaving than arriving
Aug 20, 2018 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
1/ UK is going to guarantee #citizensrights of EU citizens in the UK without the EU, one sided - unilaterally - in case of no deal Brexit leaked papers show. Claiming the moral high ground over the EU.
Yet again, too late, too little. itv.com/news/2018-08-1…2/ The time for unilateral guarantees and claiming the moral high ground passed a long time ago though. Together with the @BritishInEurope we pleaded with the UK Govt to take that moral high ground for months after the referendum. It fell on deaf ears. theguardian.com/politics/2016/…
Aug 17, 2018 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
Many EU citizens in the UK are looking for reliable information on what they need to do to secure their #citizensrights. The Govt has failed to provide sufficient information & private initiatives fill that gap. @HereForGoodLaw are great, but some are questionable
2/ it is crucial to find reliable sources of information, that are updated on a regular basis. Running such a website is time and resource intensive. And though they do not necessarily provide legal advice, they require legal oversight.
1/ "Theresa May considers plan to register 3 million EU citizens 'alphabetically' to cope with flood of applications" writes @tpgcolson in @businessinsider uk.businessinsider.com/exclusive-ther…2/ "Govt struggles to design a system which will cope with the millions of applications expected to flood in, multiple sources have told Business Insider." @tpgcolson continues
Aug 11, 2018 • 13 tweets • 6 min read
1/ We agree with @cliodiaspora - we need the British public not just to agree with us on #citizensrights for the 3.6m EU citizens but to stand up for us. That means taking action rather than pity. Some of these actions take very little effort.
2/ Action 1: Follow us
We are very grateful to the 21k very active followers here on Twitter. But to put this into context there are 13 million UK users on Twitter. 21k followers equal just 0.1% of the UK Twitter base.
Aug 3, 2018 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
1/ The Road Haulage Association (@RHANews) not not holding back opinion on #citizensrights for the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK & 1.2m @BritishInEurope. Calling the current behaviour of the UK Govt and EU "small minded, petty & childish" 2/ "The current situation, where citizens have no certainty over their future status, is unacceptable. Agreement has been reached between the UK and the EU on citizens acquired rights, delaying implementation is punishing citizens who have done nothing wrong."@RHANews writes
Aug 2, 2018 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
1/ In April we shared #150questions on #citizensrights & Settled Status for the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK with the Home Office. The immigration minister @carolinenokes promised to provide answers on all questions by the end of June. The deadline passed & we received ZERO answers 2/ The Home Office then promised to provide us with answers to all of our #150questions on #citizensrights & Settled Status by the end of July. You guessed it, we again received ZERO answers.