The BiE advocacy team were in Brussels (23-24 July 2019) with our friends from the3million to push for the ring-fencing of citizens rights whilst in London the Conservative Party elected a new prime minister. In his first few days, PM Johnson already seems to have set a crash course with the European Union, which will probably end in a No Deal and a general election (or perhaps the other way around). Continue reading Two days of intensive lobbying in Brussels
Imagine the scene — a modern conference room in the sprawling office complex of Berlaymont, a building which Brexiters love to imagine as the pulsating heart of the Evil Empire. A delegation of well-intentioned British parliamentarians is meeting the urbane and competent EU lead Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, to discuss citizens’ rights for Europeans in the UK and Britons in the UK. Continue reading FIONA GODFREY MAKES AN IMPASSIONED PLEA TO PROTECT CITIZENS’ RIGHTS
On Wednesday 3 July 2019, five representatives from British in Europe gave evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Exiting the EU headed by Hilary Benn MP. This was supported by comprehensive written evidence. Continue reading BiE give evidence to Exiting the EU Select Committee
Today we are pleased to see that our recent meeting with Secretary of State Steve Barclay (below) has resulted in a clearly worded letter to Michel Barnier requesting the ringfencing of our rights in the case of no deal. Continue reading Letter to Michel Barnier from Steve Barclay
This week we wrote to all candidates standing for the Conservative party leadership reminding them of their responsibility to the 5 million citizens who have no guarantees of a secure future: Continue reading Open letter to all candidates for the Conservative Party leadership
On Monday 29 April, 1039 days after the vote to leave the EU, the3million and British in Europe representatives were invited to meet with Secretary of State, Stephen Barclay. This invitation was initiated by Alberto Costa MP who requested the meeting during PMQs before Easter and he was also present. Jane Golding and Jeremy Morgan represented BiE. Continue reading Meeting with Secretary of State, Steve Barclay
Co-chair Fiona Godfrey was invited to take part in the GUE/NGL debate:
DEAL OR NO DEAL? WHO WILL protect CITIZENS’ RIGHTS?
Fiona spoke as part of the morning panel on Deal or no deal: which are the rights for EU and non EU citizens? alongside Anne-Laure Donsky, co-founder of the3million.
Listen as she lays out the reality of no-deal for British citizens living in the EU and the effect it is having on peoples’ lives with only 24 days to go.
There’s potentially some good news but we need your help – in writing a short letter to your MP – to make sure it happens. Continue reading The Costa Amendment
Jeremy Morgan and Kalba Meadows from the British in Europe steering team gave evidence in the UK at the public bill committee which is scrutinising the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill. This is the bill that passed its second reading a couple of weeks ago so is now in committee stage. Watch their evidence session:
In response to the revelations by the UK Government that in the case of no-deal the S1 scheme will end and that pension upgrades would similarly be under threat, we have today written to the Prime Minister and both Amber Rudd and Matt Hancock… Continue reading Letter to PM re Healthcare & Pensions – 31 Jan ’19