Theresa May to end EU citizens’ rights to live in UK with ‘cut-off’ date expected within two weeks

It is not clear if the Government’s plan would be a breach of EU treaties

LAST UPDATED: 27 Feb, 2017 @ 11:31
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EU citizens arriving to the UK after March 15 will no longer be allowed to remain permanently, Theresa May is expected to announce. 

According to the Daily Telegraph, however, the plan will protect the 3.6 million EU citizens who are already in Britain – as long as British expats are protected in the EU.

Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith 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 EU has reportedly argued that the cut-off date should be the same as when the UK actually leaves the EU.

It is not clear if the Government’s plan would be a breach of 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.”

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    • Not sure where you gleam your information from Pablo, but the British ruled most of the World before Argentina was even discovered and unfortunately they have not advanced much since then.
      It’s called “The Latin Syndrome”

      • Yes, South America has not advanced too much since then.
        The UK, on the other hand, moved backwards 5 or 6 centuries in economic terms.
        Losing most of its colonies plus the banning of slavery was the deadly blow for the anachronic empire.
        Now the UK is what it is: a tiny little island isolated from Europe and the world, which produces basically nothing.

  1. This is actually a statement by Ian Duncan Smith and the Colonel Blimp Telegraph. The Maybot hasn’t said any such thing yet. But if she does, we can all kiss our expat backsides goodbye, because for sure. there’ll be repercussions.

  2. On a personal note I am so tired of all the posturing . For right or wrong the UK voted to go from Europe and go we must , this can be done the hard way or the easy way and a lot depends on the former European partners attitude and behaviour as well as the behaviour of our unelected leader Mrs May .
    The reason I say stop the posturing and get on with it is to stop the fear and scaremongering from taking hold and further damaging all parties .

    As my old boss used to say “events have overtaken situations and we must deal with the situation as is not as how we would have preferred it ,that option is closed “

  3. This march is’nt about European unity, this is about cheap labour for big business, classically expressed in the founding tenet of the EEC – the free movement of capital and labour. Se who has propmoted it as always – follow the money.

  4. Oh dear Pablo, you do come out with a load of c**p. I suppose you must feel proud when you state:- “Yes, South America has not advanced too much since then”. Not quite sure what you also mean when you state:- “The UK, on the other hand, moved backwards 5 or 6 centuries in economic terms”.
    Take note of what Martin Schulz said about the UK:- “Britain is one of the G7 country’s, is the second (largest) economy in the single market of the EU, it has a veto power on the Security Council of the United Nations, and leaving the European Union will without doubt weaken the EU”. Pablo, I searched high and low but could find nothing with the name of Argentina mentioned or attached to anything of importance. (exempt losing a short war against the Brits). As for the banning of slavery perhaps you should read up the History of Slavery before you attempt to make such a comment. Britain was one of the main instigator in the banning of slavery which had been going on for thousands of years by other nations. I could continue in a big way to discredit Argentina further but feel you are doing such a good job for me. lol

    • Charlie…Charlie,
      Clearly you are product of the Gibraltar “education” system.
      Otherwise you should know that Britain invented modern slave trade (not slavery, SLAVE TRADE, got it?).
      In their list of contributions to humanity you can also find: piracy, smuggling, concentration camps and ethnic cleansing.
      As for the economy, probably you dont know it, but 47% of UK exports went to the EU.
      Not anymore.
      Replacing that market could take 3 or 4 decades.
      That happens when you are ruled by a bunch of useless populistas.
      Hai capito adesso?

  5. Quite correct pete, poor ol’ Pablo tends to forget other Empires that were worse, how’s about the Roman Empire for starters and if poor ol’ Pablo looked up Empires he may educate himself a little better. All Empires committed nasty deeds, that’s why they became Empires, never-the-less no worry about Argentina becoming an Empire, Britain put a stop to that within a matter of weeks.

  6. Quite correct pete, poor ol’ Pablo tends to forget other Empires that were worse, how’s about the Roman Empire for starters and if poor ol’ Pablo looked up Empires he may educate himself a little better. All Empires committed nasty deeds, that’s why they became Empires, never-the-less no worry about Argentina becoming an Empire, Britain put a stop to that within a matter of weeks and they traveled thousands of miles to do so. Believe the enemy were still in deep sleep, had to wake them up. Wakey wakey Tonto.

  7. It is so sad, but not a surprise, that our friend Charlie doesn’t know what empire or colony means.
    Gibraltar and Malvinas are an integral part of the territories of Spain and Argentina respectively. Hence they could never be their “colonies”
    They were stolen by Britain, and thats why they are anachronic british colonies.
    The good part is they are in the list of territories to be decolonized.
    In the meanwhile, and thanks to Brexit, they will be isolated in the most radical way.

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