EU leader promises expat her rights will be protected

Published:  13 Nov at 6 PM
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European Union leader Tono Lopez-Isturiz has promised the rights of a female expat who sent am appeal to the European Peoples’ Party will be protected.

The Spanish European Parliament Member had been approached by a female expat via a letter telling of her concerns about losing her rights once Brexit is finalised. Speaking directly to her on Armistice Day, the Spanish lawmaker made it clear he was committed to fight for all UK expats’ rights, especially as he honoured the UK’s contribution to his country during World War II. He added all EU citizens should be respectful of Britain’s past contributions in preventing Europe from falling into the claws of Hitler and Naziism.

Lopez-Isturiz vowed to protect all British citizens living in EU countries, whether in Spain or elsewhere, saying the EU didn’t ask for Brexit but must respect the referendum results. What more of us want, he continued, is the best possible outcome for all EU and UK expats and an end to their fear. What comes first, he said, are the rights of citizens, then the rest can follow, ading that megotiators, must take into account the suffering caused by uncertainty as to the consequences of Britain’s break with the EU.

In the meantime, negotiations are still moving extremely slowly, especially as regards the cost of the UK’s ‘Brexit divorce’ charge, and are likely to be even more delayed due to the chaotic state of the British parliament and Theresa May’s perceived weakness. A recent development saw a German MEP berating Michel Barnier for displaying an unfair Brexit strategy towards the UK. Hans Olef Henkel, speaking during an interview with LBC, said the EU was punishing the UK as a means to prevent other member states from leaving the EU.

The MEP stated Barnier’s entire Brexit strategy was unfair to the UK, with the original game plan not adhered to but rather forced down Britain’s throat. EU leaders, he added, are scared stiff they are watching the first step towards the EU’s destruction. His comments came after Barnier gave Britain a two-week deadline for agreement on the divorce payment and threatened the closure of negotiations should a settlement not be reached.
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