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Fiona Godfrey speech

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.

No Deal Brexit preparedness – why the Commission’s proposal does not work

The European Commission, which has refused for over a year to discuss what happens to citizens’ rights if there is no EU/UK Withdrawal Agreement, has finally come up with a suggested solution.  As a great poet of the original European Union[1] said 2000 years ago, “The mountains give birth and a ridiculous little mouse is born.”

The ridiculous little mouse with which the Commission would like to replace all the EU rights of UK citizens living in the EU27 in the No-Deal scenario is “third country national” (TCN) status.  In its Contingency Action Plan Communication (the “Communication”) issued on 13 November[2], the Commission proposed that, in order to prepare for a No-Deal Brexit, the EU27 countries should start accepting early applications by UK citizens for TCN status.

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