Petition No 0802/2016 by Robert Wasteney (British) on the revocation of EU Citizenship rights without his consent and the possibility of preserving those rights for those UK citizens that choose to keep them

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Summary title: Petition No 0802/2016 by Robert Wasteney (British) on the revocation of EU Citizenship rights without his consent and the possibility of preserving those rights for those UK citizens that choose to keep them

Petition number: 0802/2016

Topics: Brexit,  Voting Rights and Elections,  Constitutional Affairs

Country: United Kingdom

Petitioner data

Name: Robert Wasteney

 

Petition Summary

Following an enumeration of the rights granted to Member States’ citizens through EU citizenship, the petitioner notes that UK citizens who voted in favour of staying in the EU face having these rights stripped away without their consent. Moreover, he fears that the British negotiators during any Article 50 TFEU talks, will have likely taken their mandate from the 'Leave' Campaign along with other nationalist parties and probably will not take into consideration the wishes of the 48% of the UK populace who voted to remain. He invokes articles 13 and 15 of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights. After stating the distinction between nationality and citizenship, he requests that the EU take into consideration the rights of the 48% of the UK population, by considering the similarities in arbitrary deprivation of citizenship and by recognising the need to allow individuals to retain their citizenship should they so desire. He petitions the EP to consider that UK citizens (and those of other nations residing in the UK, or any other nations leaving the Union) maintain their rights as EU citizens should an individual so choose and to also consider appropriate representation in the European Parliament for those EU citizens living outside of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union Right to vote and to stand as a candidate at elections to the European Parliament.