UK reveals deal for EU expats

Britons in Spain unconvinced by policy paper that falls short of giving cast-iron guarantees

Theresa May leaving 10 Downing Street on Monday ahead of her appearance in the House of Commons (Photo: EPA)

BRITAIN’S Prime Minister Theresa May set out her post-Brexit offer for EU citizens in Parliament on Monday.  At the same time, the Conservative government published a 15-page policy paper entitled ‘safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU’ which gave more details.

Mrs May stated that any future deal for European citizens living in the UK must be reciprocal and give certainty to British expats living on the continent after the UK leaves the EU. However, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tweeted ‘more ambition, clarity and guarantees needed than in today’s UK position’.

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