Latest post of the previous page:Is this good news, coffee? From Today, EU Citizens In The UK Will Be Forced To Pay To Apply To Stay In Our Homes
Brexit day is another two months away, but for EU citizens at home in the UK our watershed moment has come. As of today the EU Settlement Scheme is open for all of us. Open so we can all now be forced to pay to apply to stay in our own home.
Pay to apply if we want to remain your neighbours, colleagues, friends and family. This is a difficult moment for us.
At present, this is still classed as a test phase, but we do note really need a test to know about the settled status scheme. A scheme developed to force millions to apply so they can continue to live in their home — such a scheme is a failure. Settled status was never about protecting our rights. It is there to control who of us can stay.
What today also confirms is that Vote Leave got away with one of their biggest lies. In June 2016 they published a statement noting that “there will be no change for EU citizens already lawfully resident in the UK [...they] will automatically be granted indefinite leave to remain [...] and will be treated no less favourably than they are at present.”
Settled status is nothing like that promise.