Brexit withdrawal agreement: English Cheddar will have more free movement rights than Brits in Europe
The European Commission has published the agreed legal text for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
In response, Jane Golding, Chair of British in Europe said:
‘Contrary to what David Davis and Michel Barnier are saying, this document provides no more certainty for the 1.2mn British people living in the EU 27, EEA and Switzerland than they had this morning.
Not only does the text look as though it has been rushed out under pressure but in his statement, Mr Barnier once again said that … Continue Reading ››
Congratulations Brexpats Hear our Voice!
A court in Amsterdam has decided to refer questions to the Court of Justice of the EU in the case of 5 British nationals in the Netherlands after they brought a landmark legal case which had argued that their existing EU citizenship rights could not be removed following the UK referendum to leave the EU. The judge ruled on Wednesday that questions should be referred.
Reacting to the ruling Jane Golding, Chair of British in Europe said:
'We are delighted that the Dutch court has decided to refer this case to Luxembourg. The applicants … Continue Reading ››
This is a quick (and non-exhaustive) general summary of the state of play from British in Europe after the phase 1 agreement on citizens’ rights. It’s a mixture of good news, bad news and unfinished business, the balance of which is different for each of us, depending on the particular situation that we are in.
The unfinished business, such as whether we have free movement across the EU 27, will be discussed in the second phase. Our concern is that this could get lost in the mass of issues now to be discussed such as airline slots. And until the … Continue Reading ››
There is a serious risk of a political stitch-up
in December, where progress
falling well short of protecting our rights is certified by the EU to be “sufficient
”, just so that the sides can move on to discussing trade. If that happens and Citizens Rights are discussed in parallel with trade and other matters, we will be bargaining chips
in the full sense of that term. So it is vital to avoid that, and for the same reasons any agreement which is made now must be ring-fenced
to prevent it being revisited as part of the trade negotiations.
Why is there no deal yet?
Each side has said that Brexit should … Continue Reading ››