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
British In Europe response to the Department of Health and Social Care announcement on No Deal Healthcare in the EU
UK Government proposals published just 10 days before Brexit could see thousands of British pensioners, the disabled and other vulnerable Brits on the continent being denied long term healthcare in the event of a no deal Brexit.
Continue reading No Deal Healthcare – the BiE response
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.
Watch Fiona Godfrey (BiE) and Monique Hawkins (the3million) as they speak for our rights to the PETI committee at the European Parliament supported by British MEPs. They were once more asking for our rights to be ring-fenced in case there is no deal.
Following the voting down of the draft deal in the UK Parliament, the3million and British in Europe have written to President Tusk and the EU Heads of States this morning. Continue reading Letter to President Tusk & Heads of State