EU citizens' Brexit status 'intolerable' - CBI
The head of the CBI warns the UK's 'health and wealth' will suffer if Brexit results in EU nationals having to leave.
The head of the UK's biggest business group has described as "intolerable" the Government's failure to resolve the rights of EU citizens after Brexit.
Confederation of British Industry (CBI) director general Carolyn Fairbairn attacked a lack of progress in the divorce talks with the EU in remarks to the organisation in London.
But she reserved her most stinging comments on the lobby group's demand, immediately after the referendum result, for an unconditional guarantee from ministers that EU citizens can stay in the country.
The CBI leader told her audience she stood "shoulder to shoulder" on the issue with the TUC and Labour's London Mayor, Sadiq Khan.
She said: "As Brexit uncertainty continues, London's bright lights must not be allowed to dim, whether by accident, delay, or design. We must not close the door on its open economy.
"One million EU citizens live and work in London. The NHS has 13,000 staff from Ireland. 8,000 Poles, 7,500 Spaniards, 6,000 Italians.
"London's hospitals have more EU-born staff than any other English region. If even some decide to leave, both our health and wealth will suffer.
"After 15 months of human poker, the uncertainty facing them has become intolerable. It is a blight on the values of our nation."
October 12, 2017
Sources:` Sky News
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