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UK Government must act swiftly on Hong Kong

June 30, 2020 1:00 PM
By Alistair Carmichael MP
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

This new law crushes what was left of the 'one country, two systems' framework.
It destroys Hong Kong as we know it.

The UK government must now act swiftly to uphold the promises we made during the Handover.

The people of Hong Kong must immediately be given the right to live in the UK, with a pathway to citizenship. It is not good enough for this offer to only apply to BNO status holders and their dependents, as the Government have so far suggested. This leaves behind many young Hong Kongers who have been at the centre of the calls for democracy.

This new law destroys Hong Kong as we know it.

The UK government must now pass our Bill to give BNO status holders the right to live in Britain permanently & open the scheme to those born after 1997. https://t.co/uT2z0sCq5n#StandWithHongKong ⬇️https://t.co/WxMbVbhHB8

- Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) June 30, 2020

The Government need to go further. All Hong Kongers must have their rights and freedoms protected, regardless of BNO status.

Liberal Democrats are urging the UK government to ensure that no one is left behind.

It is time to step up and stand with Hong Kong.