EU NATIONALS’ PLEA TO EU OFFICIALS: “LISTEN TO SCOTLAND’S BREXIT CONCERNS”
Following Michel Barnier’s recent visit to Scotland’s devolved parliament, and coinciding with the European Day of Languages on Tuesday 26th September, EUCIS (EU Citizens for an Independent Scotland) have coordinated a letter and petition campaign aimed at raising awareness of the concerns for constitutional, citizen rights, and human rights facing Scotland as the UK bulldozes its way through Brexit negotiations.
Our initial reaction:
“THIS is what Brexit negotiations were further stalled for?”
On a more serious note though, rumoured to be a “significant” intervention in the faltering Brexit negotiations, we had been anticipating strong words and positions in today’s speech by Theresa May in Florence, Italy.
“Standing in the middle of George Square, among thousands of Independence supporters, my connection with this man, this stranger, felt like a moment of realisation and clarity: We were both home. We had found our community, a community of kindness, openness, and hope for the future. “
“I came to Scotland in 2001. I was looking for a new job in Germany when my recruitment agency asked if I would be interested in moving to Scotland for a role they had. I hadn’t thought about leaving Germany before, but Scotland is one of those countries that, even if you have never been, you know it one of the most beautiful countries in the world. So, I said yes, and made the unexpected move, and I have felt very settled here since.”
Phantom Power Films, responsible for the wonderful “Journey to Yes” series, takes a look at the impact Brexit has had on Scots living in EU27 countries, and non-UK EU nationals living in Scotland.
Our Creative Director, Ellen, joins Rosie in sharing the emotions and frustrations they have had to navigate since June 2016.
Report from FCO public event for UK Citizens in Germany
Düsseldorf, Wednesday 30th August