Responding to the Conservative Party’s plans for an immigration crackdown, Liberal Democrat 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.”
Angie Curwen, Liberal Democrats Candidate for North Thanet said:
“Like many long-serving Conservative politicians, including Ken Clarke and Lord Heseltine, I am angry that our Government has made political capital and whipped up hatred, playing on the day to day struggles in peoples’ lives, demonizing the EU and blaming all our woes on this relationship, reminiscent of much darker times in our history. And I am truly sad that our MP, Sir Roger Gale has not followed their lead.”
“If, like me, you are angry about this, vote for me on Thursday 12th December to show you do not support the hostile environment the Conservative Government are creating for EU nationals.”