17 July, 2017 - 14:57

The Greens are calling on other parties to join us in challenging this Tory power-grab, starting with bringing the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights into UK law. Ross Greer MSP

Ross Greer MSP, Europe spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (17 July) backed the call from the Scottish Government for clarity from the UK Government over the rights of EU citizens.

Ross Greer MSP said:

"It is an insult that the Repeal Bill bizarrely lists EU citizens' rights as a deficiency, so the Scottish Government is right to call for clarity. Under the Tories' plans, three million EU citizens across the UK could lose their rights without even a vote in Parliament, or without Parliament even being informed if a Minister considers it urgent.

"The Greens are calling on other parties to join us in challenging this Tory power-grab, starting with bringing the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights into UK law. That means Scottish Tory MPs and MSPs must pick a side. Are they willing to protect the rights of people living in Scotland, including EU citizens, or are they content to see decades of hard-won protections swept away and the rights of three million people left at the whim of unaccountable ministers using powers created for and by a 16th century mad king?"

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