Pro-Brexit MP Gisela Stuart claims ‘EU citizens are currently being left in limbo’ by the Government

SOURCE: BBC

One of the leading Vote Leave figures Gisela Stuart has said EU citizens in the UK have been “left in limbo” since the referendum result to leave the European Union.

Furthermore, the Labour MP is expected to head a research project on how to protect EU migrant rights after the UK leaves the EU.

It will be a cross-party inquiry for the British Future think tank to examine what kind of legal status’ could be granted to EU citizens in the UK, in time before the process to leave the EU starts by the inevitable triggering of Article 50.

Many Ministers have indicated strongly that they want to protect EU citizens’ status – as long as a reciprocal deal can be negotiated.

It’s reported that multiple MPs from all parties have attacked the government’s stance, saying people “are not bargaining chips”.

Ms Stuart, the former co-chair of the Vote Leave campaign, has stated the government should quickly outline that all EU citizens in the UK – about three million people – will be allowed to stay after Brexit.

She further states that the government should “take the initiative” and emphasize their intentions to protect UK-EU citizens’ rights and that it expected the same treatment for UK nationals abroad.

She also believes Ministers should demonstrate that leaving the EU “doesn’t mean that we’re ignoring people’s rights”.

Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron believes it’s “pretty shameful” for Ms Stuart to be “claiming to be worried” about the rights of EU citizens.

He said she had been part of a campaign that “whipped up anti-immigrant feeling” and “contributed to an increase of hate crimes against Europeans”.

“It is like the arsonist turning round and saying they are surprised that a fire took hold,” Mr Farron has said.

Lastly, David Davis, the newly named Brexit secretary by new Prime Minister Theresa May, will oversee the negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union, and has said that he wants to secure a “generous settlement” for both EU nationals in the UK, and British citizens abroad.

Ministers have said it would be “unwise” to fully “guarantee” EU citizens’ rights without a deal for Britons abroad.

What do you make of the uncertainty behind EU citizens rights living in the UK?

Do the government need to state and maintain transparent and accountable help towards EU migrants living in the UK quickly? Will the government fully help EU migrants living in the UK?

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Scotland to Veto Brexit? A possible 2nd EU Referendum?

Source: BBCBBC, Daily Mail

Despite the 51.8% of Britain’s who voted to leave the European Union on the 23rd of June, the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the SNP government could help to try and veto the decision by the democracy of UK citizens to leave the EU. She announced this in a BBC Sunday Politics Scotland programme.

After Scotland voted mostly in favour to remain in the EU, Ms Sturgeon has said that the people of Scotland have voted, clearly, to continue in membership of the European Union, with its attendant rights and responsibilities. It is her duty, she argues, to attempt to carry out that popular instruction.

What can Nicola Sturgeon do now? The BBC writer Brian Taylor (Scottish Political Editor) say’s ”She has said she will examine all options in consort with the European institutions and others to seek to secure continuing links with the EU for Scotland.”

”One of those options would be a second independence referendum – in order to allow Scotland to join/rejoin the EU in her own right, as a sovereign state.”

”But what about those other options? In particular, what about the suggestion that Ms Sturgeon might encourage the Scottish Parliament to seek to exercise a veto over the implementation of Brexit?”

Is a 2nd referendum possible?

Because the referendum was an Advisory one and not a permanent outcome, some rumor’s of a brexit blocking or a 2nd referendum, although a low chance of it occurring, could happen.

For example, The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has also announced his parties intentions to keep on fighting for the UK to have EU status. Another helping hand for this is a petition with around 3.6 million signatures on it to trigger a 2nd referendum by UK citizens. The petition quotes:

”We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum.”

The 100,000 signatures needed for parliamentary debate has been hit, so we should see the petitions committee this week schedule a debate.

The former Labour Prime minister Tony Blair has also announced that a 2nd referendum could also happen. 

Party support, petition support and former prime minister support suggests these rumor’s shouldn’t be taken lightly, as the only thing stopping the UK from a brexit is going against democracy and triggering article 50 which gets a two year brexit process underway. Rejecting democracy from an advisory standpoint can happen although frowned upon, and after recent polls and news suggesting people are already regretting there vote to leave the EU, who knows what could happen.

So what do you think? Will Scotland Veto a Brexit? Will there be a 2nd Referendum? Will you like another chance at voting after witnessing the consequences so far of UK the Brexit vote?

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Tim Farron: UK democracy needs Liberal Democrats recovery

Source: BBC

ThePoliticsView hasn’t delved much into the UK party of the Liberal Democrats of recent, perhaps due to their decline in presence since their unsuccessful general election campaign. However, one election that the liberals are renown for doing respectively well in, is the local elections with on coming up on May 5th.  

The article above from the BBC publishes the words of Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron, who states the following from his BBC interview:

 “it is in the interests of British democracy” that the Lib Dems recover in next week’s UK-wide elections.

Furthermore, the Lib Dem leader conceded his party had “a battle” on its hands.

But he said Labour’s woes present it with a “huge opportunity” to show itself as “an effective opposition”.

He claims membership has increased by 50% since last year’s general election, when the party was nearly wiped out at Westminster.

What’s your views on the Liberal Democrats?

Are the Party on the rise again? Are they an essential part of British democracy? Is the UK becoming even more party v party then before, between Labour and the Conservatives? Will they do well in the local elections?

Comment Below your views on the liberal democrats and Mr Farron’s words.