Yet again, Nicola Sturgeon is trying to throwing a spanner in the works, trying to force the hand of Boris Johnson to extend a scheme allowing EU citizens to apply for settled status here in the UK.
The Scottish Government’s Europe Minister, Jenny Gilruth, explains why she is doing her best to push back the deadline date of the EU Settled Status scheme. Jenny states: “The risks for EU citizens who do not apply to the EUSS by the 30 June deadline will be life-changing.”
“They won’t be able to work, study, claim benefits, drive a car or open a bank account.”
“In short, their lives will be turned upside down.”
She added: “We know that thousands of eligible fellow citizens living in this country have yet to apply – I call on the UK Government to therefore extend that 30 June deadline.”
“In my view, this is a simple and practical way of avoiding another Windrush scandal.”
Mrs Gilruth said: “The Scottish Government stands ready to do all we can to help citizens who do not apply, and my message to everyone from the EU who lives and works here remains this: Scotland is your home, you are our family, and we want you to stay here with us.”
“But, until the UK Government extends the deadline for their EU Settlement Scheme, I must, sadly, reiterate that it remains critical that all EU citizens complete an application by 30 June 2021.”
By the statement above, the Pro EU political party, SNP, who is in charge of Scotland led by Nicola Sturgeon, are attempting to go over the heads of the UK government. Sturgeon needs to realise she is punching way above her pay grade and her meddling work not work .