Leaving the Eu: Rights of EU Citizens

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:44 pm on 5th November 2018.

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Photo of Mike Gapes Mike Gapes Labour/Co-operative, Ilford South 3:44 pm, 5th November 2018

At the moment, many, many British people living in EU countries are very apprehensive about their future. They currently have EU citizenship rights, which they will lose if there is a no deal in March next year. What can the Minister say to reassure them? Is it not absurd that EU citizens in this country will have some protection, under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, but British people in the EU will have no protection whatsoever in the event of no deal?