Theresa May's 'dirty danc­ing' with cit­i­zens' rights

Bre­main in Spain claims PM caused 'con­fu­sion and con­ster­na­tion' among its mem­bers

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - BREXIT NEWS - News Staff Re­porter news@cbnews.es

THERESA May's Con­ser­va­tive Party con­fer­ence speech caused con­fu­sion and con­ster­na­tion amongst mem­bers of cam­paign group Bre­main in Spain.

Danc­ing on to stage in Birm­ing­ham to the sounds of the fa­mous Europop tune, 'Danc­ing Queen' by ABBA - Mrs May ca­su­ally set about promis­ing a con­tin­u­a­tion of her parochial ded­i­ca­tion to Brexit and im­plied that those against her Che­quers agree­ment are ‘un­pa­tri­otic’.

Bre­main ad­vi­sor Alas­tair Ste­wart said: “What we heard to­day was noth­ing short of a lie.

“To pre­tend that aus­ter­ity can end with Brexit is to mis­un­der­stand fun­da­men­tally her own poli­cies, or com­mit an act of un­prece­dented de­cep­tion.”

He con­tin­ued: “The ab­sence of any clear as­sur­ances for Bri­tish cit­i­zens liv­ing in Europe was as stark as it was de­lib­er­ate.

“It's an in­con­ve­nient truth for May to ac­knowl­edge that mil­lions of peo­ple will be af­fected by the most mud­dled and con­fused pol­icy ever con­ceived by a Bri­tish gov­ern­ment.

“In this sce­nario, her danc­ing moves clearly re­flect her gov­ern­ment – ro­botic, in­ap­pro­pri­ate and doomed to ridicule.”

Va­len­cia-based Bre­main in Spain chair, Sue Wil­son, stated: “May has been ob­sessed with re­duc­ing im­mi­gra­tion since fail­ing to meet her own ridicu­lous tar­gets while Home Sec­re­tary.

“She wants to end free­dom of move­ment once and for all, de­spite the de­mands of busi­ness and the wishes of much of the Bri­tish pub­lic.

“Not only has EU im­mi­gra­tion brought huge fi­nan­cial ben­e­fits to the UK, it has also en­riched the cul­ture and di­ver­sity of our once-tol­er­ant and open­minded so­ci­ety be­yond mea­sure.”

Mrs Wil­son con­cluded: “Once again, cit­i­zens’ rights were con­spic­u­ous by their ab­sence.

“It has al­ways been abun­dantly clear, de­spite a tide of false prom­ises, that this gov­ern­ment cares noth­ing for the wel­fare of Brits in the EU.

“May is will­ing to pay the high price of sac­ri­fic­ing our rights to curb the rights of EU cit­i­zens in the UK.

“How can the gov­ern­ment claim that Brexit is all about ‘op­por­tu­nity’, when it is re­mov­ing our op­por­tu­nity to live, love, work, study, re­tire in an­other coun­try and deny­ing those op­por­tu­ni­ties to fu­ture gen­er­a­tions?

“May and her ad­vi­sors might have con­sid­ered 'Danc­ing Queen' an ap­pro­pri­ate theme tune. “Per­son­ally, I think 'Water­loo' would be more ap­pro­pri­ate!”

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