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Theresa May's 'Dirty Dancing' with Citizens' Rights

Houses of Parliament, Westminster
Houses of Parliament, Westminster
October 04, 2018, Valencia, Spain. Press Dispensary. Theresa May’s Conservative Party conference speech is causing confusion and consternation amongst members of campaign group Bremain in Spain ( ( ). Literally dancing on to stage in Birmingham - to the sounds of the famous Europop tune, 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA - Mrs May casually set about promising a continuation of her parochial dedication to Brexit and implied that those against her Chequers agreement are "unpatriotic".

Alastair Stewart, Bremain advisor, says: “What we heard today was nothing short of a lie. To pretend that austerity can end with Brexit is to misunderstand fundamentally her own policies, or commit an act of unprecedented deception."

Stewart continues: “The absence of any clear assurances for British citizens living in Europe was as stark as it was deliberate. It’s an inconvenient truth for May to acknowledge that millions of people will be affected by the most muddled and confused policy ever conceived by a British government. In this scenario, her dancing moves clearly reflect her government. Robotic, inappropriate and doomed to ridicule."

Bremain in Spain chair, Sue Wilson, says: "May has been obsessed with reducing immigration since failing to meet her own ridiculous targets while Home Secretary. She wants to end freedom of movement once and for all, despite the demands of business and the wishes of much of the British public. Not only has EU immigration brought huge financial benefits to the UK, it has also enriched the culture and diversity of our once-tolerant and open-minded society beyond measure."

Wilson concludes: "Once again, citizens' rights were conspicuous by their absence. It has always been abundantly clear, despite a tide of false promises, that this government cares nothing for the welfare of Brits in the EU. May is willing to pay the high price of sacrificing our rights to curb the rights of EU citizens in the UK. How can the government claim that Brexit is all about "opportunity", when it is removing our opportunity to live, love, work, study, retire in another country and denying those opportunities to future generations? May and her advisors might have considered 'Dancing Queen' an appropriate theme tune. Personally, I think 'Waterloo' would be more appropriate!"

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Notes for editors
Bremain in Spain is a pro-European group campaigning to protect the rights of British migrants living and working in the European Union. The group believes the best way to guarantee the protection of all existing rights and freedoms is to #StopBrexit. It supports the #PeoplesVote campaign to give the public a final say on the Brexit deal. Bremain in Spain is a not-for-profit association headed by Chair, Sue Wilson, and run by a dedicated team of volunteers. It is a member of Britain for Europe, a partner of European Movement and one of a coalition of UK citizens’ groups, British in Europe.

For further information please contact
Sue Wilson, Chair
Bremain in Spain
Jo Chipchase
Press Officer
Tel: + 34 696 056 328

Alastair Stewart
Deputy Press Officer
Tel: + 44 7549 504281

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