Angels campaign to keep EU passports
Angels for Europe from across Northumberland are supporting a campaign to keep their EU passports.
Anne Russell, from Hexham,is gathering signatures from all those people who don’t want to lose their rights to work, live and travel freely throughout the EU.
She has made a giant UK passport, and supporters sign their agreement on its back.
There is also an online petition for those who can’t sign the passport in person. Visit https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/208007
The issue is also being taken to the European Court of Justice.
The passport states: ‘This UK Passport gives us, as EU Citizens, the Right to live and work in 28 EU Countries (& 3 EEA Countries). We, the undersigned, do not want to lose this Right and ask that our Rights are fully protected and that they are valued and considered in any Brexit negotiations.
Anne said: “British citizens are accustomed to moving easily across European frontiers when they go on holiday to France, Spain, Germany, or anywhere else in Europe. The same applies to people travelling on business.”
“Now, a group of UK nationals who live in the Netherlands is going to the European Court of Justice to challenge the right of the British government and the European Commission to negotiate away their rights.”
The submission to the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has been accepted for consideration in the forthcoming stages of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.