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CBI and TUC jointly urge government to unilaterally guarantee rights of EU nationals after Brexit – Politics live

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As Daniel Boffey, Jennifer Rankin and Lisa O’Carroll report, the European parliament has drawn up a resolution, to be voted on next Tuesday, saying there is clear evidence that EU nationals are being treated unfairly in the UK and that Britons in mainland Europe are also suffering. They report:

“Recent administrative incidents have demonstrated that discrimination against citizens of the EU27 in the United Kingdom and UK citizens in the EU27 is already taking place and is having an impact on the daily lives of the citizens concerned, limiting the effective exercise of their rights,” the document says.

The resolution also attacks the British government’s handling of the Brexit negotiations and claims that for May to live up to her pledge that there will be no physical infrastructure at the Irish border after Brexit, the province of Northern Ireland will have to stay in the customs union.

Richard Leonard, the Scottish Labour leadership contender backed by Jeremy Corbyn supporters, has chastised members of his own team and those of his rival Anas Sarwar after a bruising spat between the two camps.

Leonard urged his supporters to “conduct the campaign in a spirit of comradeship” and “as the proponents of hope and change” after both sides exchanged abuse and counter-accusations against each other on Wednesday.

There is no place in this campaign for making unfounded allegations about colleagues and fellow party members, for any abuse including online, or for that matter using language that lowers the tone.

I make clear to my supporters that we are conducting this campaign as the proponents of hope and change, and not the old way of doing things, and that starts with my campaign itself – where there is no place for the kind of language we saw yesterday […]

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