On May 9th 2017, Kezia Dugdale took part in a “Europe Day” publicity stunt, claiming “Together We Are Stronger”.
Despite having voted against giving EU nationals voting franchise in a future Scottish Independence referendum, the Labour party in Scotland suddenly felt the urge to speak up about the rights of EU nationals.
This letter is our response.
In the run up to the 2014 IndyRef there was one key moment for me that utterly confused me, then made me sick to my stomach. Members of the “Better Together” campaign, holding positions within their local Labour and Conservative parties, speaking of their fear of their families being split by a border and becoming “foreigners.”
“What’s so wrong with foreigners?” I thought. “How can someone truly believe that having a potentially different nationality or an extra passport suddenly excludes people from being family?”