Letter to EU citizens by Irina Von Wiese, Ravenscourt Park

Dear fellow EU Citizen,

Theresa May’s government is using EU citizens as a bargaining chip in her increasingly arduous Brexit negotiations. This month, plans were leaked which would allow only the wealthiest EU citizens to come to Britain, on a two year work permit. If, like me, you have lived in the UK for a long time, love this country and want to become a UK citizen, you have to be prepared to pay at least £1,400 while the government alienates its neighbours and drives Britain into political and economic isolation.

We value your contribution

The Liberal Democrats are the only political party which has consistently opposed Brexit and fought for EU citizens in the UK. That is why, in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, I decided to join the Liberal Democrats and run for Hammersmith and Fulham Council next year. You don’t have to be a UK citizen to vote – all EU citizens who are on the Electoral Register are able to stand or vote in the local elections in May 2018. With your help, I will ensure that voices of EU citizens are heard and their many contributions to this Borough, London and Britain are recognised and rewarded. 

What you can do right now

You do not need to wait until next year’s election to express your views. We are conducting a survey for all EU citizens in Ravenscourt Park. Your responses will help us understand and prioritise your concerns, and write an EU citizens’ pledge for the local elections.

Please take 5 minutes to answer the questions in this survey.

Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for staying in Europe

 

Thank you!

Find out more about local elections:  http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-elections/how-elections-work
Register to vote: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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