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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Starmer Wrong to Rule Out EU Free Movement for Young People

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The SNP has said “Keir Starmer is simply wrong to rule out an EU freedom of movement style deal for young people” – after the Labour Party rejected suggestions of a reciprocal scheme. 

It comes after the Labour Party rejected a proposal from the EU Commission for a youth mobility scheme that could have allowed 18 to 30 year olds to work, travel and study in the EU -and ruled out any meaningful change to Brexit stating “Labour has no plans for a youth mobility scheme….

A Labour Government would seek to improve the UK’s working relationship with the EU within our red lines – no return to the single market, customs union or free movement.”

Commenting, SNP Spokesperson for Europe and EU Accession Alyn Smith MP said:

“The SNP is the only party offering people in Scotland a route back to the EU, single market and freedom of movement with independence.

“Keir Starmer is simply wrong to rule out an EU freedom of movement style deal for young people – and it shows the only way to regain the huge benefits of being in the EU is for Scotland to regain our EU membership as an independent country.

“Brexit has been a disaster – hammering the economy, increasing the cost of living, harming the NHS, and robbing people in Scotland of the right to live, work and study across the EU.

“It’s madness on stilts that Keir Starmer’s Labour Party is wedded to Brexit and offering no change.

“And it shows why voting SNP at the general election is essential.

“It is only SNP MPs that will stand up for Scotland, and advance our journey back to the EU as an independent country.”

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