Hard Brexit ‘means people fleeing UK’, Jeremy Hunt note says – The Guardian

Hard Brexit ‘means people fleeing UK’, Jeremy Hunt note says – The Guardian

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Jeremy Hunt has been photographed waving a briefing note that warns a “hard Brexit means people fleeing UK” on his way to a cabinet meeting in Downing Street.

The health secretary was holding the note, written in large font, which appeared to be his preparation for health questions in the House of Commons.

In response to an opening question from Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael, it reads: “The 150,000 EU nationals working in our health and care services do a brilliant job and we want them to continue doing it. I am in regular talks with cabinet colleagues to inform both domestic workforce plans and the government negotiations with the EU.”

Further down, it added: “Hard Brexit means people fleeing UK. 26 June PM made clear that we intend to protect the rights of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU …the Lib Dem approach means ignoring what people voted for.”

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