METRO: Ukip Lord ‘Calls for EU Nationals to be used as Hostages’

Cries of ‘shame’ rang out in the House of Lords yesterday after the Ukip bench called for EU nationals living in Britain to be employed potentially as bargaining chips in negotiations with Brussels.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch, the former leader of the eurosceptic party, asked the Lords if it was not true that it was we – Britain – who ‘hold the stronger hand’ because there are 3million EU nationals living in the United Kingdom and 1.2million British living in the EU.

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