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thesweetcheat
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Re: Another Election
Apr 21, 2017, 21:43
No, your citizenship comes from being a citizen of an EU member state. Your rights as an EU citizen don't depend on travelling anywhere (we're already in Europe). You can vote, you benefit from EU employment law and the other stuff in the treaty. Freedom to live and work in another member state is not the only benefit you have from being a European citizen.


From the TUC:

"In some areas where the EU has legislated the UK already had laws in
place such as equal pay, maternity rights, sex, disability and race discrimination, and health and safety. Even so, EU action in these areas has improved and extended rights and now underpins them, making it more difficult for the UK government to undermine them unilaterally.
In other areas, the UK had to legislate for the first time in response to EU requirements. In some cases laws that resulted directly from EU directives are now well accepted, for example around sexual orientation, age and religion or belief discrimination. But other rights would have been difficult to secure in the UK and would still be particularly vulnerable to attack if the UK were to vote to leave the EU. For example, UK governments strongly resisted equal treatment rights for agency workers, working time
limits, and rights for workers to receive information and be consulted on changes in their workplace that could affect their jobs or terms and conditions."

https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/UK%20employment%20rights%20and%20the%20EU.pdf

May is also keen to take us out of the European Convention on Human Rights, you didn't get to vote on that though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Convention_on_Human_Rights
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