May 'to end EU citizens rights to live permanently in UK within days'

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May 'to end EU citizens rights to live permanently in UK within days'

Post by eddie on Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:44 pm

Theresa May reportedly plans to end rights given to EU nationals under freedom of movement rules when she triggers Article 50 next month, with a Government source claiming that otherwise “half of Romania and Bulgaria” might come to the UK before Brexit.

the Prime Minister was expected to announce that EU citizens arriving after a “cut-off date” of around 15 March would not be entitled to live in the UK permanently.

However, under the plan, the 3.6 million EU citizens who are already in Britain and others who come before that date would have their rights protected — providing the same was true for UK citizens living in the EU.

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​Iain Duncan Smith, a Eurosceptic Conservative MP, said: “Theresa understands that if you want to take control you have to command the high ground.

“She will be giving clarity by setting a clear deadline while the European Union looks increasingly muddled and mean-spirited.”

The European Union has apparently argued that the cut-off date should be the same date as the day the UK actually leaves the EU.

It is unclear if the Government’s plan would be a breach of the EU treaties that guarantee freedom of movement.

A Government source told the Telegraph: “We have had some suggestion that the European Commission might attempt to force us to protect everyone who arrives up to the moment of departure.

“We could end up with half of Romania and Bulgaria coming here if we wait that long.”

There are about 1.2 million British citizens living in other EU countries. It has been suggested that they could be offered EU citizenship individually.

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Re: May 'to end EU citizens rights to live permanently in UK within days'

Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:21 pm

I think that it would be better to try to implement a much earlier date... and implement a system where all after this date are assessed on the basis of whether they are actually needed as workers or not, and then if they are in jobs where skills shortages are evident or not... and/or whether they are net contributors to the tax system as opposed to being net beneficiaries or not... and then with those who are so often claimed by the pro eu/pro mass immigration lot as being the well needed and net contributors to the UK, are allowed to carry on as they are... while the rest who are not well needed net contributors to the UK (and by definition don't have the support of the pro eu/pro mass immigration lot) are then removed...!

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