Gavin Newlands, the SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has condemned the UK government’s plans to make EU nationals pay and answer questions if they wish to live in the UK after Brexit – despite many having lived, worked and paid their way in the UK for years. The criticism comes as the Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes announced that EU citizens already living in the UK will have to pay up to £65 and answer questions to continue living and working in the country. T
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has challenged the UK Government on the uncertainty millions of EU nationals living in the UK face following the UK’s exit from the EU. Mr Newlands raised the case of one of his constituents, Miss Ellen Höfer-Franz, who despite having lived in Scotland for over nine years, is concerned about applying for permanent residency to guarantee her status following Brexit, because of the changes made to the rules regarding compre
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has again urged Theresa May to finally reassure EU nationals living in Scotland and all across the UK that their residency status will be protected as a new poll published today revealed strong public support for the move.
A BMG Research poll published in today’s Independent revealed 58 per cent of people want the UK government to guarantee the right of EU citizens to continue living and working in the UK, while just 2
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has criticised that the UK Government for failing to provide a ‘cast iron’ guarantee protected residency status for EU nationals living in the UK. The motion put forward by the SNP calling on the UK government to ensure “that all nationals from other countries in the EU who have made the UK their home retain their current rights” was voted down by MPs by 293 votes to 250. Mr Newlands who spoke during the debate criticised
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has condemned racially-motivated attacks after European Embassies in the UK reported a rise in the number of alleged hate crimes since the EU Referendum.
It was revealed that European Embassies in the UK have been contacted about dozens of alleged hate and abuse crimes since the vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd, with the vast majority of xenophobic incidents involving people from Eastern European countries
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called on the UK Government to ensure that higher education institutions in Scotland do not lose out on vital funding in the aftermath of Brexit – after new figures demonstrated the importance of Horizon 2020 funding to universities in Scotland. The figures obtained by the SNP show that Scottish higher education institutions receive just under €165 million in Horizon 2020 funding – with the University of the West of S
Theresa May must not shirk the UK’s responsibility to ending Europe’s refugee crisis, the SNP has said as the UN marks World Humanitarian Day on Friday 19th August.
The Tory Prime Minister opposed accepting the UK’s fair share of Syrian refugees, including lone children, while Home Secretary – despite fully supporting the bombing campaign in Syria.
Scotland has led the way on the resettlement of refugees, with new figures showing that 38% of those resettled in the UK we
Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has voiced his criticism that the UK government has fundamentally failed in reassuring key sectors and businesses over their future, as the Treasury announces limited measures to plug the gap in EU funding in the wake of Brexit. The Chancellor’s insubstantial promises on protecting only certain funding streams until 2020 have been challenged as “offering next to no comfort” for farmers, fishermen and other valued indu
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has raised the uncertainty caused to EU nationals in the wake of the result of the referendum on UK’s membership of the European Union. Gavin spoke during a debate on EU Nationals in the UK and pointed out that it would not take much for the UK Government to reassure EU citizens living in the UK that their rights won’t change even after the UK leaves the EU. There are around 173,000 EU nationals living in Scotland, and ap
Last weekend, SNP politicians from across Renfrewshire joined local activists to campaign for a ‘Remain’ vote in the upcoming EU Referendum which is due to be held on Thursday. Gavin Newlands MP, Derek Mackay MSP, George Adam MSP and Tom Arthur MSP led a group of local activists in Gallowhill to speak with voters about how voting to ‘Remain’ is in the best interests for Renfrewshire and Scotland. The EU Referendum is due to take place on Thursday 23rd of June. Gavin Newlands,