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EU CITIZENS AND THE PRIME MINISTER'S COMMENTS TO THE CBI CONFERENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1866: tabled on 20 November 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the Prime Minister's use of the phrase jumping the queue during her speech to the CBI conference on 19 November 2018 to describe EU citizens living and working in the UK; believes that the use of this phrase incorrectly implies that EU citizens exercising their rights to work in the UK have acted improperly; further believes that the use of this phrase by the Prime Minister has caused great offense to EU citizens across the UK who have already faced unnecessary uncertainty due to the Government's failure to provide clarity over their future rights and status following the 2016 referendum; expresses its gratitude to the contribution made to our society, communities and economy by citizens of other EU member states living and working in the UK; urges the Prime Minister to apologise for her offensive remarks; and calls on the Government to end the continuing ambiguity surrounding the status of EU citizens after Brexit and to guarantee all the rights, freedoms and opportunities that EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU currently enjoy in the event that the UK leaves the European Union.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2018
Orkney and Shetland
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2018
Ilford South
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2018
High Peak
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2018
Edinburgh West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 November 2018
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2018
Glasgow East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2018
Eastbourne
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 2018
Glasgow North West
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 November 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 November 2018
Glasgow Central
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2018
Canterbury
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2018
Hornsey and Wood Green
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2018
East Dunbartonshire
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2018
East Lothian
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2018
Dulwich and West Norwood
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2018
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
Signed on 9 January 2019
Sheffield, Hallam
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.