UK seeks separate agreement with EU on citizens' rights: Brexit

Pedro Gonçalves
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The UK's Brexit minister has urged the EU's Michel Barnier to have a reciprocal agreement guaranteeing citizens' rights in the event of a No Deal Brexit. In a letter, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said this would be "far superior" to the current approach of negotiating with 27 other countries individually. But EU chief Michel Barnier warned ring-fencing people's rights is "far from straightforward". Although he promised "no British national will be left in the dark," Barnier said agreeing a Brexit deal should remain the number one priority. The EU's chief negotiator said that...

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