OVER a million British expats could lose the right to live in the EU following the Brexit referendum result, Theresa May has warned.
Three million EU citizens living in the UK may also lose their right to residence, the favourite to succeed David Cameron as Conservative Party leader said.
May also refused to confirm whether EU nationals could be deported after Britain leaves the EU.
“At the moment we are still a member of the EU and the arrangements still continue, so there is no change to their position currently,” said May.
“But, of course, as part of the negotiations we will need to look at this question of people who are here in the UK from the EU.
“I want to ensure that we are able to not just guarantee a position for those people, but guarantee a position for British citizens who are over in other member states, in other countries in Europe, and living there.
“What’s important is there will be a negotiation here as to how we deal with that issue of people who are already here and who have established a life here and Brits who have established a life in other countries within the European Union.
She added: “The position at the moment is as it has been, there’s no change at the moment, but of course we have to factor that into negotiations.”