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Scotland’s First Minister says EU citizens are needed whatever happens with Brexit

by Ray Clancy on March 5, 2019

Scotland wants people from European Union nations to stay and not leave whatever happens with the increasingly chaotic Brexit negotiations amid concerns that leaving the EU could result in a population fall.

Visiting Paris to open the Scottish Government’s new office in the French city, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that officials will increase their efforts to encourage EU citizens to remain in Scotland.

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She also addressed the Assemblée Nationale, the lower house of the French Parliament, and said that the UK’s decision to end Freedom of Movement as part of its Brexit deal is a ‘self-defeating measure’.

‘Those EU citizens of course include 7,000 French people, who are our colleagues, friends, neighbours and in many cases our family. The Scottish Government is proud that they have done us the honour of making Scotland their home,’ she said. [click to continue…]

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