Stop using EU nationals as a Brexit “negotiating chip”, say Rogers and Chipperfield
“We are appalled that the government should use those who have made considerable personal and professional commitments to this country, and who enrich our culture, as a negotiating chip,” it reads.
“This is not the behaviour of a civilised society, and runs counter to the British traditions of decency and fairness.”
The government claims the rights of EU nationals to live and work in the UK will remain unchanged until Britain has fully withdrawn from the European Union – a process expected to take somewhere in the region of three years. But there have been no guarantees put in place to protect the rights of EU nationals working the UK following Britain’s exit.
Almost half of all architects working in London come from overseas, according to a survey of practices conducted for Dezeen.
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While some British architects and designers – namely James Dyson – have been optimistic about the prosperity of the industry following Brexit, the general response from the profession has been overwhelmingly negative.
Re-posted from Dezeen