Andrew Sparrow, The Guardian|AIWA! NO!|Fiona Hyslop, Scotland’s external affairs and culture secretary, has attacked Theresa May for continuing with plans to require EU citizens to register to stay after Brexit.
Hyslop said it was welcome the UK government had finally bowed to pressure and scrapped the £65 registration fee for EU citizens who wanted to stay, but added that it should never have been introduced. She said this does not change the fact that EU citizens should not be asked to apply simply to retain the rights that they already have to live, work and study in Scotland. This has caused real anxiety for EU citizens in Scotland, who contribute so much to our economy and society.
Fees charged as part of the pilot scheme introduced today by the UK government should be dropped immediately.