Jeremy Corbyn will lead a demonstration outside Parliament tomorrow demanding Theresa May guarantees the rights of EU citizens in the UK before beginning Brexit negotiations.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

The Labour leader is set to appear alongside Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell at the rally, which is being organised by Momentum, the NUS and the People’s Assembly, at 5.30pm.

 

MPs will tomorrow vote on whether to unilaterally guarantee EU citizens rights, after the House of Lords backed the measure less than two weeks ago.

 

Unless a significant number of Conservatives defy Government orders and vote for the amendment to the Article 50 legislation, it is unlikely the amendment will pass.

 

Speaking ahead of the demonstration, Corbyn said: “Labour opposes the government’s refusal to guarantee the rights of the 3 million EU citizens, who have made Britain their home and contribute to our society and economy.

 

“Their future, and the future of British nationals living in the EU, should not be used as a bargaining chip, which is why Labour is seeking to amend the Article 50 legislation to secure their rights.”

 

 

 

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