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Brexit: UK wants to first discuss status of Britons in Europe and EU citizens in UK

Friday, December 16th 2016 - 10:00 UTC
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May wants an early deal on what Brexit means for the status of Britons in Europe and EU citizens in the UK, she has told EU leaders. The prime minister's comments came as she updated fellow leaders on the UK's plans for leaving the European Union. Read full article


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  • Fidel_CasTroll

    “UK wants”


    Dec 16th, 2016 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Briton

    UK Will get LOL

    Dec 16th, 2016 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Fidel_CasTroll


    Dec 16th, 2016 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Briton


    Dec 16th, 2016 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Voice

    Strange position for ROI to take as the UK is one of their largest trading partners and what about all the trade to the North, that's still UK.
    Also will they have to close the border or only allow Irish citizens to freely cross and not EU ones...still have to be a border checkpoint to do that...

    Dec 16th, 2016 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    I didn't think Ireland could sign a bilateral deal with the UK anyway since they are still bound by EU laws.

    As for the border, I guess that will be part of the negotiations. It depends on whether the UK leaves the EU customs union, that would require customs checks at the border. And then there is the threat to require visas for travel to the EU, that would certainly mean border checkpoints.

    It's going to be very problematic I suspect.

    Dec 16th, 2016 - 11:33 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Conqueror

    There can be no agreements or assurances in respect of EU nationals in Britain until there are agreements or assurances given in respect of British nationals in the EU. It can be one process, but EU nationals cannot have more then British nationals. And, in that respect, there is no question of the ECJ having jurisdiction over EU nationals. Where else in the world would a jurisdiction expect such a thing?

    The EU is, of course, waffling.

    Dec 19th, 2016 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • Pete Bog

    fidel castroll

    The UK buys more from the EU than the EU does from the UK.

    So there can be no superior rights for EU nationals in the UK than for UK nationals in the EU.
    So the UK is not trying to get an advantage over the EU, i.e. “UK wants”. It is seeking PARITY. What the UK is suggesting is sensible. EU nationals have rights in the UK, UK nationals in the EU have the same rights. But the EU are so up their own ass they want to punish the UK for leaving, because they lose a sugar daddy to finance their failed political project.The only sensible arrangement is that there continues to be no trade tariffs on both sides and an arrangement is made that existing E U nationals in UK can stay and existing UK nationals in the EU can stay. So it is not a case of only what the UK wants, it is what is best for the UK AND the EU . And we will be free from being ruled by UNELECTED grandees.

    Dec 22nd, 2016 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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