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& # 39; We want your assist. Don’t let a Brexit No Deal scare our lives in France

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The flag of the European Union flies in entrance of the Homes of Parliament in Westminster. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP

The British in France should act along with the British in Europe, so a Brexit doesn’t have a nightmare that ruins their lives in France, argues Kalba Meadows of Stay in France Collectively

Guarantees don’t shield folks

The favored vote is over: in all probability within the media, exceeding all expectations of numbers with some 700,000 attendees.

Amongst them had been round 400 Britons residing in all corners of the EU, who met to fulfill with EU residents in the UK. We walked, we talked, we sang, we danced our approach by means of the streets of London and we solely achieved it, because of the absolute numbers, so far as Trafalgar Sq., it didn’t detract from the improbable sense of solidarity. Keynote of the day for all of us.

The Final Mile Residents foyer is the aim of this marketing campaign. And that's the place you are available in

There’s an urgency within the Brexit negotiations, and it’s not simply the Irish border. 5 million EU residents in the UK and British residents within the EU threat shedding their current rights in Westminster and Brussels. And that features you. If there isn’t a settlement, let it’s accomplished subsequent month. 1.2 million residents of the UK within the EU-27 States might get up as unlawful immigrants with out rights on March 30, 2019.

France and No Deal

The French authorities is taking the initiative to facilitate the adoption of the regulation. The British dwell right here and shield it. The worst ought to occur. In actual fact, he ought to seem earlier than the Senate inside 10 days roughly.

Then it's okay, is just not it? We're secure. Properly, no, not precisely. It's higher than nothing, and somewhat reassuring to know a minimum of our nation. However there are a number of issues with this type of unilateral promise of rights, actually, it’s the worst of all attainable options.

Right here is why. There aren’t any ensures and it could be inapplicable. At any time sooner or later, a French authorities might merely change its thoughts and return to what it stated it could do. This isn’t a whimsical consideration within the present political local weather. It will not be attainable to cowl these facets of the state of affairs by means of the S1 system, the aggregation of pensions, the fee of some social safety and different advantages and the continual recognition of {qualifications}.

The Minister for Europe, Nathalie Loiseau, has repeatedly said that the principle curiosity of France is the therapy of its personal nationwide life in the UK. The draft of the decree is obvious: any proper granted to Britons residing in a No Deal Brexit will solely be equal to these of the UK to French residents residing in the UK. Any discount of rights on the opposite aspect of the channel could be accompanied by a corresponding discount of our personal rights. Add this to level 1 and we might see that we run the chance of being perpetual buying and selling chips, with out being positive our rights endure. This isn’t a method to dwell.

So, what’s the various? There’s a easy, ethical and apparent answer: to encompass the residents' a part of the Withdrawal Settlement. In different phrases, for the negotiators to agree, now, in the event that they can’t agree on the rest, the settlement was already made in a invoice.

What’s completely different concerning the rights of residents is that they’ve the precise to behave another way. Within the occasion that you just say that that is sincere, frankly, it has nothing to do with it. We’re human beings, not negotiation chips.

And that is what we’re specializing in within the Final Mile residents foyer. Britons in Europe are working laborious to speak to politicians and officers within the EU and throughout the EU27 (even in France, extra on that quickly). However on November 5 we centered on the Parliament of the UK and we’d like your assist and help.

Bear in mind, bear in mind November 5 … the British in Europe and the three million will go to Parliament, not with gunpowder, however in an enormous foyer of parliamentarians. Earlier than that, we will probably be forming a human chain from Parliament Sq. to Downing Avenue, the place we’ll ship a letter to Theresa Might at quantity ten.

In the event you can be part of us in London you can be welcome. But when you can’t, you’ll be able to be part of the large foyer and you don’t want to depart your chair.

Be a part of the e-lobby

All it’s a must to do is customise our pre-written letter and ship it to your MP, to ask them to do 2 issues: Assist our fencing marketing campaign by signing this easy dedication "Assist to help below Article 50, a minimum of, the settlement already reached on the rights of residents, regardless of the consequence in Brexit. "

Come and meet the members of the committee of the British in Europe and the three million within the Parliament on the afternoon of November 5, the place we will clarify why the fence is so vital.

We want 1000’s of individuals to take part. And it’s now or by no means.

All of the directions and the letter template to your use are right here.

Don’t let No Deal flip right into a nightmare that can hang-out our lives in France for years to come back. Greater than ever, we should be sure that this doesn’t occur. The e-lobby is now open, and won’t take greater than 20 minutes. Please, take part

There isn’t a plot. No mud Solely the folks and their lives.

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