9 January 2020
Andrew Bridgen welcomes EU citizens' endorsement of UK's post-Brexit prospects

Andrew Bridgen welcomes the endorsement of post-Brexit Britain by the 3.5 million EU citizens who have chosen to remain living and working in the UK.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Does the Secretary of State agree that the fact that 3.5 million EU citizens see the best future for themselves and their families as to remain living and working in post-Brexit Britain is a huge endorsement of our post-Brexit prospects? I wish that that confidence was shared by hon. Members on both sides of the House.

Steve Barclay

I urge Members on both sides of the House to support Third Reading of the withdrawal agreement Bill because it safeguards the rights of the 3 million EU citizens here, as it does those of the 1 million or so UK citizens in Europe. The Bill guarantees the rights of those EU citizens because we value the contribution they make to our homes, communities and businesses.