Gareth Thomas MP

From Harrow, For Harrow.

EU National survey

Since the EU referendum last year, I have been contacted by many residents who are concerned about the impact of the decision for the UK to leave the EU on their rights to stay. EU migrants have played a vital role in our country for many years – working in the NHS, contributing to our economy and culture – and I want them to continue to be able to do so.

Help me to make a strong case for EU nationals living in the UK by filling in this survey.

What nationality are you?

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answered 2017-10-25 20:50:22 +0100
Q: Do you have any other concerns you would like to raise with Gareth?
A: I have had to look after my mother who is disabled and because of that i was not able to work continuously (had gaps of 3-4 weeks in some cases) which might affect my husband’s parents permanent status application as according to EU law which is interpreted in the UK as continuous work (exercise treaty rights ), is there anything you can advise what will happen after we leave the EU?
answered 2017-10-25 20:47:03 +0100
Q: What would you like to see in the Brexit deal?
A: All the benefits and freedom we had when were members.
answered 2017-10-25 20:46:28 +0100
Q: Please describe how the result of the EU referendum has affected you.
A: I am extremely worried about my rights here in the UK. I heard that i will have to apply for settled status even if i have permanent residence. I have gone through very difficult, long and expensive process to get permanent residence and now if i have to go through that again it will really be difficult. Again, i will have to spend lots of money.
I also need to know if i will be able to travel freely back and forth to my country of birth (portugal ) (actually i call UK my home now) as i have lived here for more than 10 years. I have relatives in portugal i dont know if i will be able to go and look after my old grand parents if i will need to and come back easily back to UK? My husband who is not from EU but have EU resident permit what about his rights? his parents are also dependent on us what about them, they dont even have permanent status yet. We are really worried about being split. All this is actually making our life very hard and we cant plan for even months to come let alone years.. I hope you will stand up for us. one last thing would you please propose that we who has permanent residence in this country should be allowed to vote in general election as we all are strong supporter of Labour. I cant believe that that no one is talking about our right to vote here in the country we call our home.
answered 2017-10-25 20:34:23 +0100
Q: Has the result of the EU referendum had an effect on your professional or private life?
A: Yes
answered 2017-10-25 20:34:07 +0100
Q: How long have you lived in the UK?
A: Longer than 10 years
answered 2017-10-25 20:33:53 +0100
Q: What nationality are you?
A: Portuguese
answered 2017-10-22 08:15:40 +0100
Q: Do you have any other concerns you would like to raise with Gareth?
A: Why has Labour not done enough to make EU nationals feel welcome and challenge the government sufficiently on its stance
answered 2017-10-22 08:14:34 +0100
Q: What would you like to see in the Brexit deal?
A: To have the same rights I currently have and not be made a second class citizen which is what will happen
answered 2017-10-22 08:14:06 +0100
Q: Please describe how the result of the EU referendum has affected you.
A: Feeling as though I am no longer welcome here, despite being married to a Brit.
Have suffered racism from my previous workplace and feel it in my current one.
answered 2017-10-22 08:13:10 +0100
Q: Has the result of the EU referendum had an effect on your professional or private life?
A: Somewhat
answered 2017-10-22 08:13:02 +0100
Q: How long have you lived in the UK?
A: Longer than 10 years
answered 2017-10-22 08:12:57 +0100
Q: What nationality are you?
A: Slovak
answered 2017-10-21 13:38:11 +0100
Q: Do you have any other concerns you would like to raise with Gareth?
A: No, thanks
answered 2017-10-21 13:37:55 +0100
Q: What would you like to see in the Brexit deal?
A: ASAP
answered 2017-10-21 13:37:40 +0100
Q: Please describe how the result of the EU referendum has affected you.
A: Uncertainty, a big rise in prices, and enormous devaluation of the sterling pound.
answered 2017-10-21 13:36:00 +0100
Q: Has the result of the EU referendum had an effect on your professional or private life?
A: Somewhat
answered 2017-10-21 13:35:47 +0100
Q: How long have you lived in the UK?
A: 5-10 years
answered 2017-10-21 10:03:51 +0100
Q: Do you have any other concerns you would like to raise with Gareth?
A: Pension rights with unaltered taxarrangements.
answered 2017-10-21 10:03:02 +0100
Q: What would you like to see in the Brexit deal?
A: Free movement between all European countries that includes people and animals. Continued reciprocal health care whilst travelling in the EU
answered 2017-10-21 10:00:39 +0100
Q: Please describe how the result of the EU referendum has affected you.
A: There is very much an antieuropean athosphere in this country. My local running club which in the past has been very friendly are not now happy about running with EU nationals (this particular running club is primarily run by white British people).
answered 2017-10-21 09:57:52 +0100
Q: Has the result of the EU referendum had an effect on your professional or private life?
A: Yes
answered 2017-10-21 09:57:37 +0100
Q: How long have you lived in the UK?
A: Longer than 10 years
answered 2017-10-21 09:56:56 +0100
Q: Do you have any other concerns you would like to raise with Gareth?
A: Settled status is not good enough and the application process is time consuming. Fear of receiving one of those “prepared to leave the country” letters has prevented me from doing so.
Why ask for so much documentation to prove I have worked in this country when a P60 for the last 5 years should be enough. The home office can easily check I have worked in this country.
What about accessing NHS, pension etc. after Brexit if we only have settled status?
answered 2017-10-21 09:53:04 +0100
Q: What would you like to see in the Brexit deal?
A: Same rights as before Brexit for EU nationals.
When we chose to live in this country we did so as the UK was part of the EU.
answered 2017-10-21 09:51:23 +0100
Q: Please describe how the result of the EU referendum has affected you.
A: Extreme anxiety, feeling of being unwelcome, uncertainty about my future.
answered 2017-10-21 09:50:47 +0100
Q: Has the result of the EU referendum had an effect on your professional or private life?
A: Yes
answered 2017-10-21 09:50:38 +0100
Q: How long have you lived in the UK?
A: Longer than 10 years
answered 2017-10-20 18:25:26 +0100
Q: Do you have any other concerns you would like to raise with Gareth?
A: I am more fearful due to the many attacks and robbery that are happening at the moment, especially in South Harrow, as well as in greater London. I feel less safe.
answered 2017-10-20 18:23:59 +0100
Q: What would you like to see in the Brexit deal?
A: That my rights to remain are unaffected.
answered 2017-10-20 18:23:26 +0100
Q: Please describe how the result of the EU referendum has affected you.
A: I feel in limbo and not sure how to proceed. I want to stay in the U.K. but also remain European. I am worried about my future. At times stressed. It’s the not knowing. I am also disappointed about the decision, as I don’t think it will benefit this great country. I am also saddened that I had no say in the matter.

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