Outcry against ‘settled status’ registration scheme for EU citizens is rising

Dr J Gorski-Mescir tweeted that this was “the last time my family qualified for registration and ‘settled status'”. I hope the reference is not lost on you.

The image above is a mild response to the Conservative government’s racist demand that foreign nationals from EU countries submit to a registration scheme in which their details may be passed on to third parties for reasons unknown, and pay to become a persecuted minority.

I have already referred to the work of Professor Tanja Bueltmann in revealing what this scheme actually means for people who have enjoyed the right to live and work in this country for many decades – many since before the UK joined the EU in the first place. Here’s another video clip, with further information:

The following thread by James Chapman raises extremely important questions about whether the new scheme even abides by current UK law:

He also asks: “10. (one more, a bit leftfield, that just occurred to me) Has Govt taken advice on whether UK citizens who actively want to apply for EU settled status would have any sort of legal claim that refusing them would be discriminatory?”

Mr Chapman’s remark about the lack of media interest (barring a few honourable exceptions) produces one very interesting such exception: The Sun. That’s right – even the most rabid of the right-wing rags has attacked the “settled status” scheme as “sinister”, saying “there is a difference between ensuring control of our borders and straightforward hostility” and warning about the tone struck by “the silent threat of imminent deportation”.


Of course, some have tried to defend the scheme – such as Conservative MP Chris Philp. His argument turned out to be child’s play to refute:

Meanwhile, the following two tweets demonstrate the reality for people who, until Brexit, had every right to believe they would be allowed to go on living in the country of their choice, unmolested, until the end of their natural lives:

And some have resorted to satire. Here’s TV comic Jon Richardson:

Going back to Professor Bueltmann’s video clip, it stated that the “settled status” scheme shows ‘Leave’ campaigners were lying when they promised that EU citizens in the UK would be allowed to carry on living in the UK, unmolested.

It’s just one of many broken promises. In the clip below, former EU commissioner Viviane Reding lists just some of the main points:


Somehow, though, I doubt that the fact we’re all being shafted, not just those of us having to apply for “settled status”, will be any comfort at all.

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4 thoughts on “Outcry against ‘settled status’ registration scheme for EU citizens is rising

  1. nmac064

    So pleased to learn that people are speaking out against this disgusting Nazi tactic. Our next door neighbours are Polish and they are a lovely family – very very welcome.

  2. Simon Balfre

    The government is deliberately attacking the most vulnerable members of our society, the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed, the low income workers.

    Now they are attacking our friends and family from the other EU countries, people who have come over here, and worked hard, established themselves, raised children.

    They made a whole load of wonderful promises prior to the referendum, all of which have turned to dust in their mouths.

    The machinations of our current PM reek of a desperation to remain in power, no matter what the cost to the people she is supposed to serve.

    This isn’t how an elected, democratic government is supposed to behave.

  3. Barry Davies

    It’s about time the divisive bigotry of discrimination against the mainly coloured and black people from 164 non eu nations was ended which only ever benefited the white guys from 27 eu nations.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      There wasn’t any. Check the immigration figures and you’ll see there hasn’t been preferential treatment for the EU.

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