Free movement for EU citizens will end on day one of a no-deal Brexit

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Free movement for EU citizens will end on day one of a no-deal Brexit, under new Home Office plans – despite warnings of chaos and of people trapped in legal limbo.

The Independent (UK) reports that Priti Patel, the new hardline home secretary, is pressing for border restrictions to be imposed immediately on 31 October, even though no replacement system is ready,

The dramatic shift comes despite the government declining to bring forward the stalled Bill which would end free movement under a slower timetable, for fear of a Commons ambush.

The Liberal Democrats condemned the acceleration as “brutal”, warning it exposed Ms Patel as being “completely detached from reality”. And the organisation representing more than three million EU citizens in the UK said: “This will open the door to discrimination. There are no systems in place.”

Via The Independent 

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