Last chance to support bid for Britons' rights

Campaigners for British people in other EU countries are making a last appeal to Britons to support a bid to protect their rights after Brexit.

As the chance for a Brexit deal enters the final weeks and a no-deal Brexit looks more likely than ever, members of the British in Europe coalition groups are joining the3million group for EU citizens in the UK and British public service union Unison in a final lobby to MPs – which people can support in a few minutes online or in person in London on Monday November 5.

Those going in person to The Last Mile lobby are contacting their MPs to ask them to meet them in Westminster, while the e-lobby, which people can join at this link involves signing up online and pledging to email or tweet the MP for the last British constituency where you were registered.

The campaigners say the reason for the lobby is that with no deal Britons will become third country citizens after March 29, without the guarantees of their rights to live and work in the countries where they have made their homes that have been outlined in the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement. They are therefore calling on MPs to give their support to a final push to ask the UK and EU to ‘ring-fence’ the citizens’ rights part of the agreement, whether or not a deal is made on the other elements.

The campaigners are also asking MPs to support improving the rights in the deal, as they fail to protect all of the current rights enjoyed by Britons abroad or EU citizens in the UK.

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