EU warns on Britons’ status post Brexit

Lack of UK commitment on EU nationals living in UK "may colour member states' approach" on British expats' status, says leaked document

A Union Jack flutters outside the European Commission in Brussels Photo EPA

By Dave Jamieson

A leaked EU internal document suggests that the future of Britons living in Spain could be prejudiced by the British government’s failure to offer a secure future for EU nationals living in the UK. It states that the difficulties experienced by foreign nationals wishing to acquire permanent residence status or British nationality, “may colour member states’ approach to this matter”.

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