Monday, 31 July 2017

Free movement of people to end in March 2019, PM's spokesman says



Free movement of EU citizens to Britain will end when the country leaves the EU in March 2019, Downing Street has said, moving to contain a Cabinet row over immigration after Brexit.
 
As senior ministers appeared to contradict each other for days over the issue, Theresa May's spokesman insisted there is "broad agreement" in the Government to make Brexit as smooth as possible.


The spokesman said proposals for a new immigration system after Brexit will be brought forward "in due course" and added: "It would be wrong to speculate on what these might look like or to suggest that free movement will continue as it is now."


With Mrs May away on a three-week holiday, tensions have heightened among the Conservatives.


Divisions burst into the open after Chancellor Philip Hammond and Home Secretary Amber Rudd said they backed transitional arrangements after the UK leaves the bloc, suggesting EU migration could continue.





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