As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union today, the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church has urged the UK government to protect the vulnerable in society by doing everything possible to avoid a no-deal conclusion at the end of the forthcoming transition period.
“We hold in prayer all those for whom today is a day of joy, and all those for whom today is a day of regret. We hold in prayer especially those who have been excluded from the conversation such as European citizens denied a voice at the ballot box, but whose lives are affected significantly by these decisions. We call on the Government to ensure that these, our friends, neighbours, colleagues and family are not used as bargaining chips. They deserve certainty on their status.”
The statement can be downloaded here: