As discussed in previous updates, the government is determined to overturn the parliamentary approval amendment we backed as well as the earlier amendment that aims to protect the position of economically active EU nationals here on the date Article 50 notification is given.
Worse still, the government is acting very swiftly. The debate to overturn the amendment is likely to take place next Monday, 13 March in the afternoon and could well be followed by a further Lords debate the same evening.
We are moving as quickly as we can to brief MPs on why they should resist the attempt to overturn the parliamentary approval amendment.
We also believe the EU nationals amendment should remain in place:
the proposed protection would be both compassionate and pragmatic;
case-by-case decisions on the fate of millions are impractical;
and acknowledging that resident EU nationals should remain here would encourage other EU states to…
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