Parliamentary oversight of negotiations

Part of Informal European Council – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 6th February 2017.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) 6:00 pm, 6th February 2017

My hon. Friend is making some very valid points. Will we not also be judged on the leadership we give and on our humanity? Those EU citizens who are here are our friends, our neighbours and our work colleagues, and we have a duty to stand by their rights. The Prime Minister must send a clear message that those who are here are welcome to stay. We must remove the uncertainty, and do it now.