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Family feel forced to leave Highlands due to Brexit uncertainty

Ian Blackford
Ian Blackford

Brexit anxiety facing families from the EU, who have made their home in the north, has been laid bare in an email to a Highland MP.

Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP Ian Blackford shared a letter received from an EU citizen -who has decided he and his family need to leave the country – to highlight the impact of the UK Government’s Brexit plans.

Publishing part of the letter, Mr Blackford said: “I am not in the habit of sharing correspondence from constituents, but in this case, with agreement, I am making the following email public.

“We can ill afford to lose people from the Highlands and this saddens me greatly. ”

The constituent wrote: “I am, and remain convinced, that you will do everything in your power to stop this nonsense.

“For me, however, it is now too late, even as a dual citizen. I have made the very difficult – in fact, heart-breaking decision to leave…

“I cannot and will not support, with my taxes, my spending power and my work, paid or unpaid, a government which is so keen on destroying all the advantages won so hard since WWII.

“Our rights and freedoms mean a lot to us and I strongly object to them being taken from us without our consent – there is nothing democratic about that, it’s abuse.”

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