Britain leaving the EU has the potential to affect all our lives. However, for European citizens living here and British citizens living in Europe the run up to Brexit is filled with worrying uncertainty.
We are a group of civil society organisations who believe that the government refusing to guarantee the status of these citizens would be deeply unfair, and that people’s lives should never be used as bargaining chips in negotiations. Instead, we believe that everyone has the right to security and peace of mind around their homes, jobs and communities.
We welcome the Prime Minister’s efforts so far, and we hope she will now show leadership by making an explicit commitment to fair treatment for all EU citizens who have made the UK their home, and encourage other EU leader to do the same for Brits living in Europe.
Below is the statement we are urging the Prime Minister to make and to encourage other EU leaders to do the same.