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Britain considering citizenship rights post-Brexit - May

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 01:20

British Prime Minister Theresa May says her government is considering options regarding the citizenship of EU nationals in Britain post-Brexit. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday (March 29) that her government was considering options regarding post-Brexit citizenship rights for European Union (EU) nationals who currently reside in the UK. May formally began Britain's divorce from the EU earlier in the day, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc's cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. In one of the most significant steps by a British leader since World War Two, May notified EU Council President Donald Tusk in a hand-delivered letter that Britain would quit the club it joined in 1973. In an interview on the BBC program "Brexit - What Next? The Andrew Neil Interviews", May said she will be bringing forward a bill in parliament in due course which will set out our proposals of what will happen to EU citizens living in the UK only if she can guarantee that UK citizens living in the EU will get the same reassurances. In the interview with Andrew Neil, she also discussed trade deals with the single market and rejects speculation of a divorce fee from the EU.

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Britain considering citizenship rights post-Brexit - May

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 01:20