As the UK’s decision to leave the EU sank in, the Government sought to reassure EU nationals that it was business as usual in an article via its website in July 2016. Any careful reading of the article’s answer to the question “Does the government plan to remove EU nationals from the UK?” might have caused many a UK based European unease. The Government signally gave no reassurance that all would be well once Article 50 was triggered.
The Prime Minister, during her recent trade mission to China, told journalists that European citizens who sought to enter the UK after March 2019 could not necessarily expect to make the UK their permanent home. Who knows what the future holds but it does look as though the UK is seeking to drop the “free” from free movement.
To view the article published by the Government in 2016, please click here.
To view a recent article published in The Week on 1 February 2018 please click here.
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