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#CostaAmendment could succeed because of @AlbertoCostaMP. But what many of you don’t know is what incredibly hard work went into this by volunteers from @the3million and @BritishInEurope behind the scenes. From writing 100s of emails to MPs to 100s of phone calls, this 1/
victory is theirs too. Without them #citizensrights would be in a much worse state. I know that their amazing work will be remembered exactly how it should be remembered: as key to the protection and safeguarding of millions of lives. I am honoured to know so many of them. 2/
What they do every day deserves our thanks and recognition. There are so many brilliant people in both groups! Personally, I mostly see the work of @the3million through my friends @antoni_UK & @maikebohn and today it was so impressive to see what they both managed to achieve. 3/
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Tonight the #CostaAmendment was adopted as Govt policy. Huge thanks to @the3million & @BritishInEurope ... and of course to @AlbertoCostaMP! He gave a fantastic speech to those assembled and it was my privilege to meet him tonight. He made sure people are put before politics. 1/
Now the ball is in your court @eucopresident. We know you agree that @the3million & @BritishInEurope should be protected. So let’s finally make sure this happens no matter what. Let’s take #The5Million out of limbo and ring-fence the citizens’ rights agreement now. 2/
I will make the case for exactly that with representatives at the Bundestag in Germany in two week’s time. Those who live the EU through freedom of movement are the EU’s very heart. They must not be sacrificed on the Brexit altar. 3/
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1/4 Can’t begin to say how brilliant it is to see my amendment in black and white on the order paper today. I’m hugely grateful to those colleagues who have very kindly supported my amendment to ringfence rights for those EU citizens in the UK and those in UK citizens in the EU.
2/4 The huge number of MPs supporting my amendment is a testament to the fantastic @the3million & @BritishInEurope who have been working tirelessly to encourage to support this and, as ever, continue to do fantastic work in supporting both EU & UK nationals.
3/4 This issue transcends party politics, we are not dealing in borders or backstops, but people's lives and their livelihoods - I have been hugely encouraged by the messages of support and hope received from thousands of EU citizens in the UK & UK citizens abroad.
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The #CostaAmendment has been published. An impressive 141 MPs have signed. With such big backing we are confident that @HoCSpeaker will select the amendment for vote, which will happen before 7pm today.

YOU can still help to make it a success!
publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cm…

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Please check the list of MPs and see if your MP is on it. Just because your MP not being on the list does not mean he/she won't vote for it. They simply haven't signed it.

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If your MP isn't on the list then ask them by tagging them here on Twitter to vote for the #CostaAmendment tonight - using the picture below. As you can see it has broad support from all parties - both Leave & Remain. So don't fear to tag your ERG MP, they are suportive.

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I call on all MPs to support the #CostaAmendment; it would facilitate the ring-fencing of the #citizensrights agreement for @the3million and @BritishInEurope. After living 976 days in limbo and no-deal still a threat, MPs can make a real difference for 5 million people this week.
So let’s ensure that the human cost of Brexit does not continue to rise. The amendment already has a lot of cross-party support - and from both sides of the Brexit debate. Please do the right, the only human, thing now and support @AlbertoCostaMP to get this on the way.
If you want to help, please alert your MP to the Costa Amendment and ask them to support it. Here’s a really easy way to do it. writetothem.com
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