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Amber has betrayed EU nationals in #Hastings #StLeonards and #Rye

March 14, 2017


  

The Liberal Democrats have criticised local MP Amber Rudd and the Conservative Government for voting last night against the right of thousands of EU nationals in our area to stay, as a majority of MPs gave the final go-ahead to a hard Brexit.
 
There are 3,589 residents from elsewhere in the EU living in Hastings & Rye.

This includes over 400 staff from European Union countries at our local Healthcare Trust.
 
Last night MPs overturned amendments backed by the Liberal Democrats to give Parliament a vote on the terms of the deal and to guarantee the right of EU nationals to stay after Brexit.
 
Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman Nick Perry commented:
 
“On this historic occasion, Amber and Teresa May have chosen to support a hard Brexit and to vote against giving EU nationals living here the right to stay.
 
“This is a betrayal of thousands of people from the EU in our constituency as well as their friends, colleagues and neighbours.
 
“Dozens and dozens of local nurses and doctors from the EU are already worried about their futures here, this vote sends them completely the wrong signal at a time when our NHS is already facing huge pressures.
 
“Sadly, you can’t have a hard Brexit and a strong NHS.
 
“Unlike our MP, the Liberal Democrats will keep fighting to give EU nationals living in Hastings & Rye the certainty they deserve and to stand up against a damaging hard Brexit.”

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