House of Commons
EU CITIZENS AND THE PRIME MINISTER'S COMMENTS TO THE CBI CONFERENCE
EDM #1866
Tabled 20 November 2018
2017-19 Session
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.

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