Assurances have been provided over post-Brexit healthcare and updated pensions for Britons living in Spain by Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Mr Gove sent a three-page letter to campaigning MP Sir Roger Gale after he had asked for cast-iron guarantees over basic rights for those who have made their homes in EU countries outside the UK.
As part of the information provided, he stated: “A UK state pensioner living in Spain could continue to receive an uprated UK state pension in the EU and reciprocal healthcare covered by the UK for their lifetime.”
Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News
Gove’s statement of “could receive” means nothing, it allows a path to renege on an ambiguous statement. What he should have said is “will receive” making it a Pledge he could not wriggle out of when in power.He is not to be trusted.