Tories demonising the EU nationals who contribute so much to our NHS, social care and economy

December 9, 2019 5:42 PM

Christine JardineFollowing reports of the Conservative Party's threats of an immigration crackdown, Liberal Democrats Shadow Home Secretary Christine Jardine said:

"Boris Johnson is demonising the EU nationals who contribute so much to our NHS, social care and economy. This dog-whistle politics is straight out of Nigel Farage or Donald Trump's playbook.

"Conservative plans to end free movement would mean fewer EU nurses and care workers, and fewer opportunities for UK citizens to move abroad.

"Neither Johnson or Corbyn are standing up for free movement and for the millions of EU nationals who are our friends, colleagues and neighbours. Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Boris, stop Brexit and build a brighter future for the country."