EU na­tion­als are vi­tal to the UK

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EU cit­i­zens were used as bar­gain­ing chips in Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions.

It’s no won­der many are now re­luc­tant to come to Bri­tain to live and work.

And for those that were al­ready here, the at­mos­phere has been poi­soned by a “hos­tile” en­vi­ron­ment.

The UK Gov­ern­ment’s “set­tled sta­tus” plan was sup­posed to give EU cit­i­zens pro­tec­tion af­ter Brexit.

But it’s just an­other ob­sta­cle put in the way of some­thing that didn’t need fix­ing.

The fee that will be charged to EU na­tional is one of those ob­sta­cles, and Theresa May should re­move it.

One in 10 doc­tors in the NHS are from other EU coun­tries.

Around 13,000 EU na­tion­als work in the Scot­tish NHS.

Ni­cola Stur­geon wants to pay their fees, but can only re­im­burse them af­ter the cost has been cov­ered by each ap­pli­cant up front.

She says nurses are turn­ing away or re-think­ing their fu­tures.

This is the real-life im­pact of the vote to leave Europe.

The price of an ap­pli­ca­tion is £65 – can any­one in the Tory Gov­ern­ment truly say it was worth it?

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