FRENCH BORN SNP MEP SAYS EU NATIONALS SHOULD SEND A MESSAGE IN SHETLAND BY-ELECTION.

FRENCH BORN SNP MEP SAYS EU NATIONALS SHOULD SEND A MESSAGE IN SHETLAND BY-ELECTION.
 
French-born SNP MEP Christian Allard has called on EU nationals living in Shetland to “send Boris Johnson a message” over Brexit at the upcoming by-election. 
 
Mr Allard, who was recently elected as an MEP, is on the campaign trail with SNP candidate Tom Wills in Shetland this weekend. 
 
Christian Allard has said that freedom of movement is “essential” to the future prosperity of public services in Scotland and has called on voters to make clear that’s a Shetland says no to Brexit. 
 
Commenting from Whalsay, Christian Allard MEP: 
 
“Sadly, EU nationals have been used as a bargaining chip by the Tories from the very start of this Brexit process. 
 
“Boris Johnson and his band of hard right Brexiteers are determined to drag Scotland out of the EU regardless of the consequences to our economy – ending freedom of movement in the process. 
 
“EU nationals living in Shetland should use this by-election to send Boris Johnson a message. 
 
“Shetland’s NHS and care sector would simply cease to function without EU nationals. 
 
“Businesses in the fishing, farming and hospitality sectors would also struggle to stay afloat. 
 
“The movement of people is essential to Scotland’s future prosperity. Shetland’s future lies in Europe. 
 
“A vote for Tom Wills and the SNP on August 29th is a vote to make clear that Shetland says no to Brexit.”

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