New Europeans renew call on EU to grant unilateral guarantees


Roger Casale, Madeleina Kay,Michel Barnier and officials, Strasbourg, 4 July 2018
Roger Casale, Madeleina Kay,Michel Barnier and officials, Strasbourg, 4 July 2018

Following Theresa May's confirmation that #EU27citizens in the UK will receive settled status regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, New Europeans has written to Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator for the UK Exiting the EU to renew its call for a parallel declaration to secure the rights of British citizens resident in EU member states.

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Group calls again for clarity on citizens rights, The Parliament Magazine, 24 September 2018


Dear Mr Barnier


It was a pleasure to meet you in July at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and thank you for the interest you expressed in hearing more about our #EUGreenCard proposal which has just won the Schwarzkopf Foundation Europe Award

I am writing to you today to ask you to initiate the necessary steps which would allow the EU to grant guarantees of the rights of British citizens resident in EU member states and to do so unilaterally. 

New Europeans has long called for such an approach based also on arguments which we have put to the European Parliament and the House of Lords at formal Committee hearings. We have shown that not to grant rights unilaterally risks a structural violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

​All EU member states are signatories the European Convention on Human Rights. As the preamble to the Charter of Fundamental Rights proclaims, the 'the Union is founded on the indivisible, universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity'. The EU and its member states aspire to and should always abide by the highest international standards.​

As an organisation that represents the voice of citizens in their capacity as EU citizens, and not just citizens of nations, we look to the EU to be a guarantor of the rights of all EU citizens and third country nationals resident in EU member states.

On 21 September,  Theresa May confirmed that the UK government will grant unilateral guarantees to EU27 citizens in the UK. 

Will you now do the same in respect of British nationals resident in the EU? We would have wished the EU to have moved first on this issue. 

We write to you not as a British organisation though we were founded in London but as a European civil rights movement based in Brussels.​

We would be making the same argument, if it was Greek or French citizens who were about to be deprived of their EU citizenship for example. It is not because the people concerned are British. It is because they are EU citizens that we ask this.
 
The EU cannot allow itself to get into the position where it stands back and allows the rights of 1.5m and more of its own citizens be stripped of their citizenship rights, through no fault of their own and as a result of a referendum which now appears to have been manipulated by illegal interference and conditioned by lies.

We want a European Union we can be proud of.

That means a statement confirming that the EU will grant guarantees unilaterally to 1.5m British citizens in the EU, parallel to the one Theresa May made (at long last)​. 

Roger Casale

Founder and Secretary General

New Europeans

 

Signatories

 

Michael Priddy

David Fenton

Joan Pons Laplana

Mike Bartlett

Lin Brown

Michael Whittle

Lesley Jones

Ian Horswell

Robert Holden

Glyn Davies

Liz Palfrey

William Bannister

Julie-Ann Gledhill

Teresa Sorokin

Elizabeth Duguid

Karen Swancott

Anthony Dix

Jennifer Cadle

Alexia Robins

Samantha Flanagan

Stephen Cox

Susan Thompson

Graham Darby

Patricia Nordon-Angus

David Nordon-Angus

Peter Swanson

Barbara Hunt

Simone spinalbelli

Mary Butler

derek mcculloch

Nicola Holman

Patricia Hall

Doris Jackson

Heatley Peter

Elizabeth Pearl Heatley

Christopher Cole

Michael Cushing


Robin Alderson

Carol Dent

Judy Manville

James Rockall

Ashley Dow

Mary Griffin

Peter Buckland

David Collin

Sarah Goodwin

Trevor Davies

Lisa Cox

Denis Coombes

Sheena Insull

Margaret Rockall

Alexander Gordon

Janet Etoe

Paul Duckworth

Mark Cowley

Philip Halliwell

Keith Chamberlain

Graham O'Callaghan

David Falcon

Roger Bingham

John Robson

Amanda Holmes

Helen Groeneveld

julian lewis

Valerie Nicholls

Daphné Brierley

Nicholas Flint

Denise Gear

Wendy Nichols

Colin Brierley

Alan Hughes

Ken Badger

John Holmes

Colin Chalke

Amanda MacKenzie

Tony Simmonds

Felicity Laws

Alan Green

David Fowler

Denise Green

Janice Tobin

Sandra Clayton

Hugh Mitford Raymond

Alison Marks

Jane Taylor

Diana James

Brian Hobson

Kathryn Crooks

Veronica Stiastny

Christopher Parkman

Graham Perry

David Lakin

Paul Craddock

Gillian Mundy

Shirley Hillier

Wayne Slater

Mel Atkinspn

Graham Masters

Ann Craddock

Louise Lakin

David Lea

Janet O’Brien

Rowan Dunn

Janet Watykins

John Waterhouse

Helene Sinclair

Jennifer Lord

Brian Bentley

Bruce Taylor

Henriette Gardner

Russell Eberhardt

Jacqueline Massey

Richard Platts

Christopher Smart

Jane Platts

Ronald Miles

Stuart Lamoury

John Hamps

Jon Atkins

Adam Phillips

Michael Cannon

William Tobin

Josephine Miles

Sheila McPhee

Ian Bell

Josephine Hartog

Gail Barker

Colin Sanders

Catherine Bell

Mark Galliott

Christine Munday

John Saynor

Susan Galliott

Margaret Smith

Finley Topham

Paul Harding

George Perfect

George Attwood

Eddie Monk

Catriona Strawson

Peter Vass

Peter Aldous

Susan Cannon

Michael Waters

Merle Drury

Malcolm Gee

Simon Dunn

Anne-Louise Gee

Stanley and Susan Hodgkinson

Melody Hayne

John Grimshaw

Susan Turner

Leskey Curtis

John Prince

Sandra Wright

Michael Carver

Terence Cyrtis

Sue Hennessy

Julian Robinson

Simon Cole

Christina Abbott

Dera Bodo

Andrew Price

Kevin Gelder

Justin Cooke

Ann Coe

Edwin Dibb-Fuller

Christopher Bond

Melvyn Jones

Elizabeth Jackson

Tim Fowkes

Vivian Barnes

Elizabeth Gelder

Michael Kaufman

Clare Comrie

Gerald Woodruff

Elizabeth Fairhurst

Barbara Lewis

Iain McGregor

Malcolm Knight

John Smithson

Marilyn Maclean

Philip Thornton

shelagh Stephenson

Suzanne James

Marilyn Floyde

Bryan Stonham-Howard

caroline scott

Gaereth Roberts

Mark Andrew

Irene Stonham-Howard

Michele Fowler

Lee Walker

Mark Kennedy

Cheryl Sapnik

Christian Hodson

Dick Swan

Kathryn Marsland

Robin Young

Pete Sapnik

Roger Ellis

Barbara Munro-Donnelly

Garydd Baker

Bruce Stuart

Geoff Bury

Jean Whitehead

Michael Jacobs

Chaim Narang

Yvonne Jacobs

Wendy Reed

Nicolaus Paul Sparrow-James

Jean Reddy

Terry Russell

Patricia Campbell

Ivan Midderigh

Martin Robinson

Robin Vivian

Richard Turner

Janette Russell

Brian Warshaw

Kerry Thompson

Christopher Gale

Michael Lord

Elaine Morgan

Barbara Dunham

Derek Rouse

Michael Neave

George Nardell

Peter thornton

Valerie Holcombe

Tony Herbert

John Charleston

colin ormston

john gundry

Jill Watts-Jones

Peter Woods

Carolyn Kyprios

Alison Thompson

Geraldine Skrone

Honor Parker

gilbert long

Colin Helliwell

Nigel Robinson

Patricia Handslip

Jonathan Bright

Pauline Giles

Harry Durbin

Christine Robinson

Nicholas Bentley

Tim Wassell

David Hallah

Joanne Smith

Richard Dives

andrew curd

Penelope Dives

John Hall

Frank Grisaffi

Colin Rigg

Sheila Stallard

Robert Coverley

Helen Shields

Peter Shields

Micaela Frow

Malcolm Silver

Lizzie Ballantyne

Terence Kennedy

Sylvia Bursey

Robert McIlroy

Sally Baker

S. Bardwell

Diane Wilmarsh

Paula Clements

Alistair Moon

Jon Wright

Sue Edwards

Elisabeth Ford

Caroline Bignell

Kenneth Checkett

Dave Pearce

David Ball

Roberta Levenson

Polly Hughes-Higgins

Denise Singleton

Susan Barker

Peter Marshall

Janice Davis

Helena Michie

Brian Ashworth

Ray Sampson

Heather Bowman-Taylor

Susan Fell

Lynda Dalgleish

Chris Alcock

Judith Jerams

Jack Garnett

Chris Tierney

Barrie Haycock

Ismay Smith

David phillips

Tony Birch

Dianne Birch

Marie Llewellyn

Isobel thomson

William Hartwell

Mark Haywood

Elva Morgan

Tina Freer Kidd

Sharon Pennington

Nigel Day

Eryl Latham

David Latham

Katherine Gault

Jackie Evans

John Westlake

Pamela Cherry

Robert A Cherry

Sylvie Jourdan

Peter Barrett

Sandra Richardson

Christine Portman

David Pickering

Claire Belton

Francis Jones

Jeremy Martin

Darryl Leese

Frances Plappert

Wendy Maw

Sue Carver

Michael Wyatt

Janet Rushton

Maire Wilcox

Janet Chambers

Liz Avery

Michael Avery

Simon Cornish

Anthea Hamilton

Robert Hudson

James Phillips

Georgianna Hill

Adrian Hill

Peter Broadley

Nicola Harrison

Michael Handelman

Robert Earle

Mark Slight

Glyn James

Yorg Johnston

Anthony Stephen Lockie

Robert Hodge

Hugh Slater

David Bennett

S Angers

Alan Ingram

Lee Lonsdale

Arthur Parkinson

Alan Curwen

William Cameron

David Brown

Kathleen Jackson

David Green

Constance Hesketh Ostmann

Patricia Simmons

Geoffrey Mapp

Paul Thompson

Shane Reed

Carl Hillyar

Irene Craig

Christopher Roberts

Sharon Cameron

Amanda Martinez

Shirley Moxon

Peter Block

Nigel Dodsworth

Bina Pannell

james wood

Rob Mudge

William Shelley

Tim Robinson

Ian Halliday

Nick Harrop

David Aldis

Humphrey Wils

Mary Vincls

Mark Whawell

Nicholas Marsh

Gaynor Slater

Anthony Feldman

James Tebbutt
Jacqueline Sheppard

Chris Hibbert

Sally Seal

Roland Seal

Jo Stapleton

Kathleen Richardson

Anthony Battersby

Susan Battersby

Heather McCarthy

Gillian Olesen

Peter Gumbrell

Norma Lewis

Elizabeth Grant

David Vale

Dick Cooper

Mike Sollitt

Ian Lumsden

Ken Fortnam

Maurice Ison

Brian Warren

Philip Bollom

Heather Wardlaw

Philip Bennett

John Biscoe

Patricia Biscoe

Zoe Gardner

David Beckler

Alexander Merrell

Gary Ashley

Anthony Simpson

Eva Ullrich

Charles Harrison

Doreen Bray

jean harrison

Paul Cooper

Diane McLacken

Charles Mabey

Rachael Singh

Antony Rutt

Mike W

John Eve

Josh Burns

Susan Naylor

Louis Monaco

Kathryn Batchelor

Katy Winter

Vanessa Julie Holmes

Justin Odams de Zylva

Clare Woodcraft

Bernadine Campbell

Paul Hayes

Sylvia Johnson

Michael Johnson

Catherine Dempsey

David Dempsey

Claudio Chiaruttini
Glyis Demaine

Carl Smith

Graham Petty

Rebecca James

Theresa Kimble

Christopher Kimble

Dominic Clifton

Raymond Beresford

David Allan

Nia Bragg

Verna Woodruff

Peter Smith

Simon Storvik-Green

Diane Mitchell

Marion Sharp

Martyn Brown

Alan Court

Marie-Hélène Thomas

Niall Matthews

Julie Gibbs

Helen Dickson

David Thomas

Patricia Eggleton

Lesley Jones

Leslie Anderson

Graham Elliott

Julia Elliott

Sandra Arrowsmith

Gary Davey

Paul Bertone

Mike Aylott

Andrea Pisauro

JANE MANSEL

Michael Bridge

Barry Freeman

Theresa Suffling

Marlene Bowley

Marshall Davis

lesley hughes

Kenneth Ablard

Colin Smith

David Grace

C E Coleman

Euan Bruce

Martin Archer

John Edwards

Eugenia Cronin

Christine Beksgaard

Leighton John

Linda and John Theaker

Kathryn Lawless-Sherriff

Susan Southall Jones

John Michael Eden

Derek Bromige

Adrian Vigg

Steve Harvey

Paola Grenier

Jay Bhatt

Jan Glover

Christopher Hutton

Robert Phillip-Mahon

Shelley Marais

Debbie Thomas

Susan Lewey

Richard Sweeting

Lynn Calloway

Edward Upham

Alan Baker

Debbie Valentine

Michael Wadsworth

Roger Harker

Philomena Digings

Pat Handslip

Susan Hiscock

Yvonne Rogers

brian hatcher

Melanie Crowley

Daniel Sadie

Raymond Broome

Georgia Witton-Maclean

Annette Burke

Malcolm Hicks

Louise Courtney

Caroline Mogg

Glen Griffin

Judith Jenkins

Philip Hough

Oliver Rowland

Sara Purvis

Sarah-Jane Coleby

Caroline Hall

Mike Klein

Anne Tench

Richard Mihill

Danuta Chocian

Ursula Martin

Marlis Williamson

Donald Williamson

Thomas Mayo

Sally Osborn

Pauline Gordon

Sarah Spanton

James Wilson

Geoffrey Rees

Rachelle Hughes

W Turner

Oana Birdacel

Nigel Lewis

John Lott

Jon Clarke

Tim Walls

Jane Simmons

Neil Taylor

Ashwyn Smyth

Ruvi Ziegler

Travis Vowinkel

Tommy Tomescu

Rachel Makinson

Julie Turner

Linda Morris

Graeme Cooper

Nicholas Dakin

Kester Lovelace

Louis Lovelance

Gary Davey

Julia Salmon

Michael Bryce

John Heffren

Lynne Livingstone

Fabienne Rangeard

Matthew Savage

Phil Blower

Jay Joseph

Melanie Landells

Ronald French

Théroigne Russell

Pascal Jacquemain

Erica Bale

John Beck

Mark Ellwood

Clare Lemay

Ian Pounder

Louisa Conroy

Petrina Bennett

Julie Fox

Coli Reese

Alison Morris

Steph Grohmann

Sam Page

Allyson Burch

Andrea Gebhardt

Beatrice Barton

Crispin Jones

Carla Godfrey

John Gray

Steve García

Aiden McHaffie

Ismaeel Yaqoob

Terry Walker

Eve Wallis

Alexis Biller

Christine Perry

John Neil

James Bowen

Steven Wilkes

Ed Ellson

Denise Daly

Gary Brown

Kate Kerridge

Leigh Blann

Steven Mansfield-Devine

Patricia Lambert

Sally P

Lauren Mason

Richard Granville

Rachael Tyrell

Peter Kevan

Lisa Dransfield

Adham Shamkh

Emma Jiao-Knuckey

Graham Powell

Simon James

Susan Hoyle

Neville Eden

Claire Roberts

Martin James

Judy Webb

Geoffrey Jones

Paul Lacoux

Patrick Harvey

Grainne O'Kelly

Anthony Davitt

Neale Almond

Carol Bailey

Brian Milner

Margaret Townsend

Ranald Young

Iain Brooks

Michael Rivelli

Clive Colledge

Mark Anthony

Bryan Goodwin

Sinon Nicol

Mike Smart

Angela Parker

Tom Sims

Linda Dale

Richard Fairhead

Harry Winterbottom

Sarah Briggs

Jennifer Stewart

Jacqueline Moxon

David Emms

Vivienne Griffiths

Richard Solomon

Teresa Crawford

William Phillips

Bruce Stoner

Caroline Croft

Laraine Parker

Ivan Teblin

Elizabeth Baum

Vanessa Nash

Gylian Griffin

Sally Luxmoore

Tim Mallett

Alistair Everett

Alison MacKenzie

Patricia Roach

Dawn Robertson

Colin Hensley

Helen Koell

david Bailey

Martin Lister

Clare Henderson

Phil Williams

Oliver Downward

Nicola Jagger

Martin Robiette

Linda Turner

Rachel Holland

Nicholas Kerr

Heather Tombs

Petra Martin

Alistair Martin

Mary Gregory

Alan Reed

Vincent Blancheteau

Roy Gregory

Dieter Krapp

Anne Nelson

Rebecca Raynor

Patricia Devine

Timothy Kinsella

Roslyn

Gail Thomas

Paul Hof

Maryke Gosliga

Miranda Ingram

Trevor Link

 

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