Remember, remember the 5th of November, EU citizens cry out.

Published on by Harry Arnold (author)

Topic(s): Politics, National Politics

Campaigners delivering letter to Downing Street.  (photo: )
Campaigners delivering letter to Downing Street.


Protesters from British in Europe and the3million lobby groups gathered in their hundreds at the hub of British politics.

Activists congregated to show their support for both EU citizens living in the UK as well as UK nationals living across Europe.

Although protesters had no plans to blow up the houses of Parliament, they were hoping to blow away any confusion over EU citizenship rights after Brexit.

The anti-Brexit campaigners marched on Downing Street where they formed a human chain from Parliament Square to No.10. Members of the Last Mile Citizens lobby then delivered a letter to the Prime Minister, outlining demands for citizenship rights to be protected and ring-fenced irrespective of the final Brexit agreement.

The letter stated particular concern for “the implications for the rights of over five million citizens in case of a no-deal Brexit”. The giant postcard also demanded that Theresa May offer some guarantee of their rights as the country faces the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

The Chair of British in Europe, Jane Golding, expressed her concerns of the current Brexit negotiations, stating “if the UK is to leave Europe without a deal it would be a catastrophe”.

The Government maintains that “the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU is unchanged as we approach our exit”. They also add that “it remains an important priority for the UK and many other Member States to provide certainty to these groups as soon as possible”. 

Negotiations over the UK’s exit from the European Union are set to continue right up until the UK is scheduled to leave, on the 29th of March 2019 but protesters seem to be showing no sign of backing down. 

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