Sadiq Khan, European Union, Guy Verhofstadt, London

Sadiq Khan, European Union

Sadiq Khan urges EU to offer Britons 'associate citizenship'

Sadiq Khan urges EU to offer Britons 'associate citizenship'

18.2.2020

Sadiq Khan urges EU to offer Britons 'associate citizenship'

Guy Verhofstadt ’s idea would give continued freedom of movement to those who wanted it

The offer would be of continued freedom of movement and residence around the bloc for those who wished to retain such rights. Such a status would also protect rights in healthcare, welfare and workplace conditions and likely the right to vote in European parliament elections.

Khan, who will also meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, and the European parliament’s president, David Sassoli, during his visit on Tuesday, said he believed the idea still had merit.Khan added: “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 Maastricht treaty created the concept of ‘European citizenship’ and I am in favour of using this now as a basis for people who want to keep their link with Europe,” he said. “It is the first time in the history of our union that a member state leaves, but it is not because the UK government wanted exit that individual citizens have to lose their connection with the continent.”



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'Remember when this place used to be 'Tom-Tom's'?' HumanTraffickers I've applied for Irish citizenship due to loss of my EU citizenship rights under this Tory terrorists dictatorship Britain. An 'associate citizenship' of Europe, whatever that means, sounds positive if it returns EU citizenship choice to remain voters & others who now want remain

Not for me thanks ... No free ride with the EU, you try to get 'associate citezenship' for Londoners; next thing the EU thinks we will give something in return! Like free movement - NOT HAPPENING SADIQ KHAN GET BACK TO LONDON AND CONCENTRATE ON YOUR JOB ! It’s time grew up ! Associate citizenship? What bonkersness is that!

And what will these associate citizens offer in return? Taxes, loyalty? You don't get something for nothing. guaranteed reciprocity or nothing man As a Brexiteer I have no problem with the EU offering those who were Remainers Associate EU citizenship ... so long as they also lose their right to vote in British elections.

Brexit = exit based on xenophobia and racism. Racism is so deep Britons voted against their own interests by electing Numpty Boris. Perhaps SadiqKhan could insist the applications include your postcode, and only those from Remain voting areas would be accepted? 🤣🤣🤣

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?

There is not such of thing as “ASSOCIATE”CITISENSHP!!! Eather you are or you are not!!!!!! What a wazzock PLEEEEEASE London - Get rid of him before he totally destroys your city Midget Mayor Khan wants to organise a mad hatters tea party and its not even March yet. Would rather he sorted out crime and murder rates in London to be honest.

Who is Khan elected to speak for? If Britain offers all EU citizens associate British Citizenship on same terms as they seek EU associate citizenship i think that would be fine 🧐 You can't leave the orchard and still pick the fruit. I wish. F no. maryannehobbs Great idea, I’d apply, definitely. But of course this could result in a brain drain if it’s easier for skilled Brits to move to EU but not the other way around, which could benefit the EU & harm Britain unless it reciprocated (Good move on EUs part). Hope Boris is good at chess

Sadiq Khan spoke out in favour of trans rights and people are divided Sadiq Khan has waded into the biggest debate currently happening within the Labour Party, stating unequivocally that he supports trans rights. In a tweet posted yesterday, the Mayor of London said Will Sadiq Kahn also compel his mosque in accepting Muslim women, identifying as men, being allowed to pray with men? Most people disagree with him.

AGildedEye If only..... Great, so where do my kids apply? 😉 Makes complete sense and won’t have any impact on people who voted to leave. 🤪 It’s not his job to negotiate with the EU. Fire him Boris. in other words...the plan Guy Verhofstadt’s has been discussing for 4 years ? and even though a us esta style visa has been discussed through out who's paying for this jolly...oh 'we' are

President khan now is it...😂😂😂😂jobs gone to your head son .. Stop wasting Taxpayers money on ridiculous time wasting, pointless ventures Khan! Mind your own business & DO YOUR OWN JOB of looking after & protecting the people you SERVE! If this is more important than that, then you should be stripped of your status as 'Mayor of London'!

Love a bit of colluding, dont you!! Hes a mayor not a politician, and not a very popular one either!!! Khan is a mayor Well for now anyway He seems to forget that

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?

in other words...the plan Guy Verhofstadt’s has been discussing for 4 years ? and even though a us esta style visa has been discussed through out For this to work, it would have to be reciprocal and the xenophobic Brexiteers would not countenance it You are out, deal with it! Awesome!! Khan needs to concentrate on London and should stop licking the EUs arse

Without governments there is free movement. Without governments there is free trade. And people praise governments when the sell us such things. For some reason that image of Khan and Verhofstadt reminds me of this scene from HumanTraffic Hopefully untill we get full membership back Perhaps as people running this trainwreck You should have thought about all these 'urges' BEFORE leaving us without a leg to stand on. Thanks to the ignorance of others, I'm now left in the position of How do I get EU residency ASAP

Great populist and useless mayor.

Sadiq Khan spoke out in favour of trans rights and people are divided Sadiq Khan has waded into the biggest debate currently happening within the Labour Party, stating unequivocally that he supports trans rights. In a tweet posted yesterday, the Mayor of London said Will Sadiq Kahn also compel his mosque in accepting Muslim women, identifying as men, being allowed to pray with men? Most people disagree with him.

Britons who complain about losing EU citizenship should blame their fellow nationals and their government for dragging them out with Brexit, instead of asking EU to give them privileges not backed by reciprocity. There are millions of us who would like to be members of the EU in some way Brexit offers us nothing only stops us using the EU for location travel & employment Ridge Marr r4today PoliticsLive

Racist Britons chose their fate. Why should EU grant filthy racists anything? They will reap what they voted for. If he loves globalist so much, why don’t he denounce his citizenship and force himself into the EU. Nigel Farage does not speak for the majority in Britain only a misled minority. What? After the obnoxious display Nigel Ferage demonstrated on leaving Europe, the EU should give the UK a stiff middle finger.

That picture is a goddamn HORROR

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Britons onboard cruise ship face extended coronavirus quarantineChanges to Japanese procedure could mean two more weeks on the Diamond Princess This is not the Brexit they voted for! Whatever happened to the British stiff upper lip? I think they are being quite selfish. Gammon



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