Londoners should be allowed to keep EU citizenship, insists Sadiq Khan

‘Like so many Londoners, I am heartbroken that we are no longer a member of the European Union'.

18.2.2020

The Mayor of London is set to discuss the option of Londoners retaining their citizenship in Brussels today

‘Like so many Londoners, I am heartbroken that we are no longer a member of the European Union'.

777 Shares The Mayor of London is set to discuss the option of Londoners retaining their citizenship in Brussels today (Picture: AP/PA) Londoners who are unhappy about should be allowed to have an ‘associate citizenship’ for the EU, insists Sadiq Khan. The Mayor of London said he is ‘heartbroken’ over Brexit and will discuss the idea of giving Britons the option of retaining their citizenship with EU officials in Brussels on Tuesday. This would allow many to keep the rights they held before Brexit, including the ability to move freely between EU member states if they wish to. Such a move could also protect the healthcare, welfare and workplace conditions of Britons living in a member state and may allow the option of voting in the European parliament elections. He tweeted on Tuesday morning: ‘It’s no secret that I wanted to remain in the EU, but I’m determined to ensure London thrives despite Brexit. The move would mean Britons would retain their right to move freely in the EU (Picture: AFP) Mr Khan is set to discuss the idea with EU officials later today (Picture: PA) ‘I’m in Brussels today meeting senior EU leaders to fight for a deal that not only protects London’s economy, but the rights of all Londoners too. #LondonIsOpen’ Advertisement Advertisement Mr Khan will meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, and the president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, during today’s visit to the Belgium capital. However, questions have been raised over how successful talks will be as the proposal would be considered unlawful under EU legislation, now the UK has left and entered a transition period. Mr Khan said: ‘Like so many Londoners, I am heartbroken that we are no longer a member of the European Union , but that doesn’t mean our country’s future can’t be closely linked with the rest of Europe. ‘The Prime Minister says his job is to bring the country together and move us forward and I cannot think of a better way of reconciling the differences between British voters who wanted to leave, and the millions of Londoners and British nationals who still feel and want to be European. An anti-Brexit demonstrator cries as he gathers in Parliament square in London (Picture: AP) ‘There would be support from millions of Londoners and British nationals who are devastated they are losing their rights as EU citizens. ‘As the UK and EU start their next phase of negotiations, I want this issue of associate citizenship to be at the heart of talks about our future relationship.’ The idea of European citizenship has been backed by the former chairman of the European Parliament’s Brexit steering group, Guy Verhofstadt. More: Read more: Metro

MayorofLondon We have left the eu so leave it alone if you want to remain in the eu then go to eu country stay over there then you can do what you like not in our lovely British country you don't OH BARF! SadiqKhan My g Sadist Khunt Pish - united & kingdom are the key words here! Why just Londoners! Just rich Londoners who haven’t yet got an EU passport from Cyprus? Just rich Tory donors!

MayorofLondon Is he for real 🤔🤣🤣🤣😁 SadiqKhan Stay at home and fix the murder epidemic. SadiqKhan The chances of such an initiative making headway in the negotiations are extremely limited as it would be unlawful under EU legislation. So why is' little Mayor Khan' really there? An election due of course trying to divide the country as usual. Khan doesn't speak for London/UK

SadiqKhan That’s straight away discrimination and altogether wrong and self-servinh. Excellent. One the many reasons we have left London. 😂😂😂😂😂😂.. how!

Sadiq Khan urges EU to offer Britons 'associate citizenship'Guy Verhofstadt’s idea would give continued freedom of movement to those who wanted it That picture is a goddamn HORROR After the obnoxious display Nigel Ferage demonstrated on leaving Europe, the EU should give the UK a stiff middle finger. What?

MayorofLondon Well, that’s not gonna happen. Let’s be serious here. It’s not going to happen. SadiqKhan While Pathetic Sadiq Khan Promotes 'HIMSELF' and 'BRAND LONDON' A boy aged 15 is fighting for life today after witnesses said he was dragged off a moped and knifed in a gang ambush.Just one of 3 victims seriously injured in a series of stabbings in just over 1 hour of bloodshed

Prick!!! SadiqKhan All non-Londoners: MayorofLondon The country voted to leave and leave we have. Should anyone wish to be a EU citizen can I suggest a move to a country still a part of the EU. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Shut up already will you SadiqKhan Why should they be special? Many people didn't want it but here we are. That's why it's democracy

SadiqKhan No londoners should be British not wat u tryed to do by turning it into a blood bath because u spent the budget on party's instead of more police

Sadiq Khan sets up £50m fund to reduce emissions in LondonMayor, who is up for re-election, promises to make the capital carbon neutral by 2030 Cue the Tory troll bots claiming it's a waste of money. London is suffering because of this Mayor. Vote him out couldn't he first make it stabby neutral?

SadiqKhan This cannot be real, he is mayor of London which means he is only in charge of TFL at best. Hes off his head with delusions of grandeur. Who does he think he is SadiqKhan SadiqKhan Does FBPE stand for Futile Bitter Pathetic Egotists, as that appears to fit Khan and Verhofstadt perfectly. MayorofLondon Madness.. Since when was London an independent state 🤣

MayorofLondon nickhopcroft92 SadiqKhan And SadiqKhan Yasss! Yep then build a wall around London and charge them import duties 👍👍 SadiqKhan Fantastic I discussed it in my local. Then realised I don’t have the power like khan to negotiate this deal. So didn’t waste any more time and ordered shots.

Churchill set out a blueprint for the EU in a speech after the Second World WarIn the first of a five-part series on Britain’s ambiguous attitude to continental Europe, Sean O'Grady reveals how such a stance predated even the EEC, and has led to it playing a game of catch-up thereafter the man who got away with losing Britain's Empire...... The bugger forgot to give it a way for the electorate to get legislation proposed then... paullewismoney Stop sulking.

SadiqKhan IT'S NOT JUST LONDONERS SadiqKhan SadiqKhan DO NOT signal out Londoners as if the rest of the Country don't matter. This is a great idea and one that Millions will back you on. You will lose if you only speak for a few and not the Many....? Learn Sadiq, speak for the Many not a few. Retaining their foreign passports so we can deport them I'm game!!

MayorofLondon Given that London voted overwhelmingly to stay, this is just sensible surely? 🇪🇺 MayorofLondon It’s nothing to do with you mr khan and you know what answer the eu will give non SadiqKhan Ridiculous idea I'm afraid and I'm a remainer! SadiqKhan I hope he gets voted out and then goes away never to be heard from again.

SadiqKhan Sadiq Khan needs to explain who has funded this trip, which is seen as no more than a PR STUNT to try to undermine the Gov. and divide the Country. He is running Scared due to a pending election. Khan has failed miserably as Mayor and is using Brexit again to try to fool Voters Mayor of London seeks attention with pointless meeting, is rewarded by Metro.

SadiqKhan The chances of such an initiative making headway in the negotiations are extremely limited as it would be unlawful under EU legislation. So why is Khan really there? An election due of course trying to divide the country as usual. Vote Shaun Bailey. Give Khan his P45!

British lawyer could sue EU over her removal from European Court of JusticeA BRITISH lawyer working for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has threatened to sue the EU over the bloc's attempt to force her out following Brexit. She could sue. And take her case to the EU court of justice... Oh, wait.... Ffs

MayorofLondon Great if you can get it through, it will repair some of the damage done to some of the families and maybe stop evan more banks and industries leaving for Albania. SadiqKhan Khan Paid 20k From Tax payers money to ant-pressure group 3m to try to stop Brexit. Here he is again, away from his failing job as Mayor. Sticking his nose into Gov. business, wanting free movement to continue, well we all known why half his Cronies will be banned. ENOUGH OF KAHN

SadiqKhan Just sounds offensive that somehow Londoners should retain their EU citizenship. SadiqKhan lol racebater Kahn 🙄 MayorofLondon If you want EU citizenship, move there MayorofLondon Khan must go forth... MayorofLondon I see you’re off on another jolly SadiqKhan wasting tax payers money. Is this guy on drugs? He’s embarrassing himself

I voted remain whilst I was in London, moved out of London due to husband being in the military - we still want our EU citizenship! 🇪🇺❤️ Is he now having mental health problems on top of his other inadequacies?

Brexit: Britain and EU 'will rip each other apart' in trade talksFrench foreign minister says it will be hard for UK to strike deal by end of year given differences They won’t ! They are neighbors Especially that old culture friend is back! USA! Russia! Don’t rig!

Get over it we are out 👏👏👏👏👏 MayorofLondon How divisive is this ? SNP gonna love this Shame on this idiot He has an entire year to migrate to the European Union before the borders close MayorofLondon MayorofLondon MayorofLondon Sadiq dividing the country even more. That's what moslims do. Jihad MayorofLondon London citizens are British citizens. European citizens are citizens of the countries they come from. This mayor does not care about Londoners - only European citizens living in London

MayorofLondon Just need to call the phone number and apply ...apparently ... that why you set up days to help those who wanted help ... MayorofLondon That’s not going happen the Eu won’t do that

Britain and EU will ‘rip each other apart’ during trade talks, France warnsForeign minister says it will be tough to reach agreement by December 2020 Good thing we hold all the cards.......... ....I see both sides and am not biased as they all clearly are... Isn’t the EU already ripping itself apart?

MayorofLondon Zzzzz MayorofLondon Wow you are so brave and a person that takes action...!! Oh gawd MayorofLondon Brexit denier, I don’t want EU citizenship Why? London is not a seperatre entity to the rest of the UK MayorofLondon 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 MayorofLondon That is not going to happen, with the Brexit mob having the numbers in parliament,he is just pissing into the wind

MayorofLondon The chances of such an initiative making headway in the negotiations are extremely limited as it would be unlawful under EU legislation. MayorofLondon It already exist.... it’s called a visa MayorofLondon Many Londoners are heartbroken you are their mayor but they accept it. Well, most do, the rest make it clear daily

How? Will they need to show a Utility bill or something?

Yes this sounds good to me, don’t care what non Londoners have to say on this. Sad Khant



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