Friday 31 March 2017 / 11:56 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Paul Blomfield responds to reports that EU nationals are finding it difficult to get mortgages agreed by UK lenders

Paul
Blomfield MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Exiting the European Union
, commenting on
reports that EU nationals are finding it difficult to get mortgages agreed by
UK lenders, said:

“How
many more reports like this does the Government need before it realises it is
committing a huge act of self-harm by not granting non-UK EU citizens
certainty?

“EU
nationals, many of whom have been here decades, will simply vote with their
feet if they can’t secure jobs or homes here.

“This
would spell disaster for our economy, our public services and our communities.

“It’s
beyond time for the Government to see sense.”