Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

EU Workers Are Vital in So Many Areas of British Life

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

EU Workers Are Vital in So Many Areas of British Life

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THE Government urgently needs to rein in its attempts to use the thousands of EU citizens living in London as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations.

People who come from elsewhere in the EU make a huge contribution to our economy and society. Recent figures have shown EU citizens across London include 3,054 doctors, 18,383 nurses and 5,388 working in social care. Our local NHS and care services in London would struggle to cope if these people left. The stark truth is you can't have a hard Brexit and a strong NHS.

This week Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords voted to guarantee the right of EU citizens to remain in the UK. This will give Theresa May a chance to reconsider her shameful stance. The ball is now in the court of Conservative MPs to do the right thing.

We must secure the future of the millions of people currently held in limbo by this Government and stand up for a London that is open, tolerant and united.

Amna Ahmad Lib-Dem parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam AT PRESENT, citizens from EU countries living in the UK face an uncertain future. …

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