European Union Citizenship

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Anna McMorrin Anna McMorrin Labour, Cardiff North 4:26 pm, 7th March 2018

That is an excellent point with which I completely agree. Indeed, I am about to speak about just that issue.

Brexit is an injustice that will take away rights without giving people the option to secure those rights in the long term for themselves and their children. The idea of European citizenship is cherished by those who are old enough to remember a time when Europe was going through a healing process. We seem to have forgotten that it was not always the peaceful, prosperous place that it is today: a union of people, not merely nations. It is a pity that there are elected politicians in this House who are unwilling to understand the strong feelings of many British people about their European identity.