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UK, EU clash on May's proposed residency rights post-Brexit

PM also faces flak for using EU citizens as bargaining chip to strike deal for Brit expats
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 05:50

"I want to completely reassure people that under these plans, no EU citizen currently in the UK lawfully will be asked to leave at the point the UK leaves the EU," Mrs May told Parliament. "We want you to stay."

"More ambition, clarity and guarantees needed than in today's UK position," EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said in a tweet.


LONDON and Brussels clashed on Monday over future residency rights for millions of Europeans as Britain outlined post-Brexit proposals that included a special new status for European Union (EU) immigrants.

Prime Minister Theresa May fleshed out what she called a "fair and

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