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Alexandra Bulat @alexandrabulat
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#bbcqt just before Q2 I commented on @dominicraab's statement on @the3million and @BritishInEurope
@BBC edited it out
Are non-UK ppl not allowed to challenge the deal after all?
At least @DawnButlerBrent , @thatginamiller etc heard it
I just want ppl to be informed⬇️
@DominicRaab @The3Million @BritishInEurope @BBC @DawnButlerBrent @thatginamiller What I said today on #bbcqt and did not make it on TV:
#citizensrights deal for @The3Million and @BritishInEurope is not 'a done deal' because
1. 'Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed' - Theresa May
2. It does not comply with Vote Leave's promise of 'automatically granted indefinite leave to remain' (1 June 2016 Vote Leave statement)

The current "done deal" is based on settled status for @The3Million
This is not automatic as one has to qualify and pay for it.
This is not in line with what many of my friends voted for
This is not about being pro- or anti-migration. It is about campaign accountability.
Who is held accountable for campaign lies that affect millions of people?

Very disappointed that a criticism from a Romanian young woman did not make it to the televised #bbcqt. My accent may not be perfect for TV but we were in #Islington, home for many non-UK people. The audience should represent them as well
No voice in the #EUref
No voice in #GeneralElection
No voice on #bbcqt
Where can @The3Million have a voice?

To conclude, @DominicRaab statement that @The3Million and @BritishInEurope is a finalised deal is simply misleading.

They might not have liked my point, or the programme was too long, but I do have a point.

And I'll continue criticising the deals on #citizensrights until they comply with the Vote Leave promises.
Otherwise, no politicians would ever be held accountable for their campaign lies, be the rights of @The3Million, @NHSMillion or whatever it may be
So please, be critical of what you hear on TV.
I have seen many of you ask why did no one criticise @DominicRaab 's point.
I did, but it was not good enough to make it on screen.
Do speak out and keep fighting for your rights.

P.S. There is great work done by @LizzyBuchan, @lisaocarroll and others who actually speak to non-UK people, not only talk about them like others.
We do need the 'human face of migration' in the debate, and we also need migrants speaking for themselves in UK politics&society.
P.P.S. After a few comments that #bbcqt is not actually edited, would be good to hear a @bbcquestiontime response - why is my comment not on screen?
And even if edited because the programme was too long, why take out the ONLY criticism of #citizensrights deal?
Thank you.
Perhaps this - the MSM not giving voice- is the core reason why we have such negative views on migration.
We get the Mail's stories on Romanians but we cannot get a Romanian's voice on #bbcqt
A comprehensive debate on migration means listening to migrants too.
Thank you for all your support.
Whatever your political views, you have a right to be informed on the facts about the 'deal' on #citizenrights.
This is not about being left or right, pro- or anti-migration.
It is about holding politicians to account when they mislead the public.
Polite as always, I just submitted my complaint to @BBC. Feel free to take info from my text. Taxpayer-funded corporations should be accountable and explain why they edited a point about politicians' accountability.
UPDATE: In absence of a reason so far, I escalated this further by writing to my MP. If you are concerned about my challenge to the lie about #citizensrights not being heard, please contact your MP telling why it's important Vote Leave promises on our rights are respected 100%
ACTION Update: Some of you expressed the wish to raise this issue with your MPs or local politicians. I drafted a letter for you, please feel free to copy all or parts of it. Thanks again for your support. Let's hold #citizensrights lies to account!
UPDATE: Received a reply from my MP saying he will continue to pressure the Government on #citizensrights. My MP has always been supportive on this issue. Thank you @DanielZeichner !
UPDATE BBC complaint: It is not true there was no interaction with the panel. I explicitely corrected a panelist's comment @The3Million @BritishInEurope
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