Friday 17 November 2017

Theresa May set to announce end of free movement for new EU migrants on the same day Brexit negotiations begin - report

Enda Kenny and Theresa May hold a joint news conference. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Enda Kenny and Theresa May hold a joint news conference. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

British Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to end the free movement of new EU migrants on the same day article 50 is triggered.

The Telegraph is reporting that the PM is  expected to say EU citizens who travel to Britain after she triggers Article 50 will no longer have the automatic right to stay in the UK permanently.

The paper also reports that those who arrived in the UK before the cut off date will have their rights protected, if British citizens are given the same protections elsewhere.

The EU was pushing for the cut-off date to be delayed until 2019 but it is most likely to be around March 15 according to sources.

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