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As the Brexit Bill reaches the Lords, the government should expect a fight

Particularly when it comes to the rights of EU nationals

By Richard Newby  

The House of Lords ©Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire/PA Images

On 23rd June, three million people became homeless. People across the UK suddenly found themselves unclear of their futures, not sure whether their neighbours, colleagues and friends saw them as welcome, or whether their rights were to be withdrawn. These three million EU nationals now feel even less secure. They are—with alarming frequency—abused in the checkout aisle and on busses and streets. And they are getting absolutely no reassurance from the government.

Soon after the referendum vote, in one of the…

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