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Hillary Clinton says Brexit uncertainty affecting children

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM


Children are being given "short shrift" in the Brexit process, with some left feeling worried and unsafe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday.

The 2016 US presidential candidate spoke at Swansea University in Wales, which presented her with an honorary doctorate.

Clinton said uncertainty about the future rights of some three million European Union citizens living in Britain means "the residency rights of half a million children, including many who were born in the UK, are hanging in the balance".




The former US secretary of state said "there are reports of children being worried, feeling uncertain, even unsafe".

Swansea University honoured Clinton for her work promoting the rights of families and children, a cause the school shares.

It has renamed its college of law the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.

In a direct swipe at US President Donald Trump, she said that, "Instead of bringing people together, we have leaders who stoke our divisions, try to distract us with controversy after controversy, and undermine free speech and the press."