Citizens’ rights ‘the great unvoiced issue’ in UK general election - Parliament Magazine


Campaign group New Europeans has teamed up with #EmilyMatters, a group of actors who perform as the suffragettes Emily Davison, Millicent Fawcett and Mary Leigh, to launch “Courage Calls: A Citizens’ Rights Manifesto for #the5million.”

The manifesto contains five pledges which candidates in the UK election as well as MEPs are being asked to support in order to safeguard the rights and status of the 5 million citizens whose lives are said to have been disrupted by the ongoing uncertainty around their future since the UK voted to leave the EU.

The pledges, or “calls to courage” include guarantees of the rights of EU27 citizens in the UK and Britons abroad anchored in primary legislation; for the EU27, the settled status registration scheme to be superseded by a declaratory system so that no one loses rights if they fail to register, and for an EU Green Card so that EU27 citizens in the UK have a physical proof of status and Britons abroad retain the right to freedom of movement.

Published in The Parliament Magazine, 6 December 2019

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