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Human Chain - London

  • Parliament Square 11 A302 England, SW1A 2JX United Kingdom (map)

Despite all the promises, the rights of 5 million EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU are still not guaranteed, and there is very little time left in the Brexit negotiations to make a difference.

the3million, British in Europe and UNISON are asking MPs and the British Government to give us true peace of mind about our future, by protecting and guaranteeing our existing rights under international law using the Article 50 procedure.

Unilateral guarantees won't work - what we really need is our rights protected by an international treaty EU/UK treaty under the Article 50 procedure, no matter what the outcome of the negotiations.

Get involved by signing up to join the e-lobby or by attending the day of action on Monday 5 November.

Then write to your MP and ask them to sign our online pledge. 

What's happening on the day in London?

10:00 Gather on Parliament Square to form a human chain to No.10 Downing Street

11:00 Short rally on Parliament Square before going to Parliament

13:00 - 16.00 Main lobby starts in Parliament (Committee Rooms 10 & 12)

13.30 - 14.30 Statements by MPs and supporters of our campaign

14:30 - 16.00 EU citizens meet their MP - take a photo for social media, sign the pledge

16.00 Lobby in Parliament ends

What if I cannot attend in person?

If you cannot attend in person, please join the e-lobby which will start on 9 October by selecting the option 'e-lobby' in the ticket types below. Everyone can get involved!

Why another lobby? I thought everything had been agreed. 

Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. If the negotiations fail and the chapter on citizens' rights in the Draft Withdrawal Agreement (DWA) does not become a treaty, EU citizens in the UK will be third country nationals applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain. As a example, the DWA will allow you to leave the UK for up to 5 years and keep your settled status, while Indefinite Leave to Remain only allows you to leave for 2 years. 

The unilateral guarantees given by the Prime Minister are not enough - some issues such as pension entitlements earned in several EU countries or recognition of qualifications will require an international agreement. And unilateral promises do nothing to address the situation of British citizens in the EU27 countries.


No deal is a true nightmare for us, and we must all come together on 5 November to ask our MPs to put pressure on the Government so the citizens' rights part of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement is implemented and ratified, deal or no deal. 

We are citizens' groups with limited funding, so please donate whatever you can when you register so that we can run this day of action smoothly.

We would also recommend you subscribe to our newsletters:

the3million: https://www.the3million.org.uk/subscribe

British in Europe: https://britishineurope.org/newsletter/

Earlier Event: November 3
Edenbridge Bonfire Party
Later Event: November 9
Social meeting