EU cit­i­zens needed to staff NHS and schools

Manchester Evening News - - LETTERS, COMMENTS AND EMAILS - John Peck­ham, Best for Bri­tain re­gional spokesper­son for the north west

I AM writ­ing to you to­day fol­low­ing the re­lease of a new fig­ures show­ing that fol­low­ing the Brexit vote two years ago, huge num­bers of EU cit­i­zens are leav­ing their vi­tal roles in our pub­lic ser­vices.

The num­bers make for stark read­ing. In the north west, the am­bu­lance ser­vice, the Greater Manch­ester Mental Health Trust and the Univer­sity of Manch­ester are worst hit with the pro­por­tion of EU na­tion­als leav­ing, ris­ing by 100 per cent, 96pc and 26pc re­spec­tively in the last two years.

And who can blame them? With years of un­cer­tainty and a hos­tile en­vi­ron­ment, we no longer seem the wel­com­ing na­tion these peo­ple came here to be a part of. We need these EU cit­i­zens staffing our pub­lic ser­vices if we want to pro­tect the NHS and de­liver a first class ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem for our chil­dren.

These fig­ures are fur­ther ev­i­dence that we need the pub­lic to have the fi­nal say on the Brexit deal, to check if Theresa May’s botched Brexit deal is still the will of the peo­ple.

We are call­ing on all our lo­cal MPs to vote down Theresa May’s deal, and to back a fi­nal say for the peo­ple in line with the wishes of their con­stituents.

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