Since this article was published, the British government has confirmed that “freedom of movement as it currently stands will end on 31 October when the UK leaves the EU”. It insists that this does not alter the rights of EU citizens living in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. However, campaigners fear that many will be left in a more vulnerable situation: read our news story here. Several European countries have moved to shore up the rights of British residents in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. It follows an appeal by the EU for member states to take a “generous approach”, should the UK leave the bloc without an agreement. The British government has also given assurances about the rights of EU nationals living in the UK in such a scenario. But many details on both sides are left up in the air and campaigners have described the situation as “unacceptable”. Upon taking office, the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wanted to “repeat unequivocally” the government’s guarantee to more than three million EU citizens in the UK. However, there was scorn when it was quickly confirmed that no new legislation was planned. The EU… Read full this story
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