Brexit latest: Free movement of EU citizens to Britain will end in 2019
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Number 10 said on Monday that free movement could not continue once Brexit is finalised and Britain leaves the European Union. This comes after rumours of disagreements within the Cabinet and days of uncertainty regarding the principal issue of immigration post-Brexit. Regarding new policies, Chancellor Philip Hammond said: “Any transitional period would have to be finished by… the next general election, June 2022.” In a statement that proved controversial, and whilst Theresa May was in Italy, Hammond announced he favoured a “standstill” Brexit transition, with “many arrangements remaining very similar to how they were the day before we exited”, suggesting the free movement of labour could continue for up to three years after Brexit.
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