Protect Britons’ rights, asks UK

Campaigners welcome Brexit Minister’s support

Campaigners have welcomed the UK’s request to the EU to work together on ring-fencing the citizens’ rights section of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

This would mean it stands alone if the UK leaves without a deal, which is now more likely due to hardening attitudes from prime ministerial front-runner Boris Johnson and EU leaders.

Campaign group British in Europe (BiE) welcomed the UK request, saying that if it is successful, Britons’ rights in France would be protected and will not depend on France’s internal no-deal laws and bilateral deals.

It would cover pension uprating, export-able disability benefits and paid healthcare between the UK and France.

The request came after BiE met ...

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