Brexit bill: 'Both Leave and Remain voters want to protect the rights of EU nationals', says Lord Peter Hain

Brexit bill: 'Both Leave and Remain voters want to protect the rights of EU nationals', says Lord Peter Hain

Lord Peter Hain says everyone wants to protect the rights of EU nationals

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

No matter which way people voted in the EU referendum, everyone wants to protect the rights of EU nationals, says Lord Peter Hain. 

Peers in the House of Lords are expected to amend the Article 50 bill to protect the rights of EU nationals already living in Britain today (March 1). 

Labour member of the House of Lords Peter Hain told Sam Delaney: "Whether people voted leave or remain they’re all united I find on this point.

“We are not telling them exactly how to do it, except saying this has to be achieved," he added. “You cannot unravel the past at the cost of family life and at the cost of local community cohesion.

“Saying I will not have this bill amended, frankly that’s not acceptable, the job of both houses…is to scrutinize, to improve."

Listen to the full interview above 

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