Spanish contingency plan to grant residency to 400,000 Britons if there is a hard Brexit

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The English version of the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that in the eventuality of hard Brexit Spain is planning to grant residency to 400,000 Britons.

The Spanish contingency plan underscores that concessions will depend on securing similar treatment for Spaniards living and working in the UK.

This is one of the most salient measures contained in a contingency plan slated for approval by the Spanish Cabinet on Friday and comes before the political term of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of the Socialist Party (PSOE) ends with a general election to be held on April 28.

The El Pais reports as well that the decree extends all benefits to Gibraltar, although it underscores that Spain will have veto rights over the situation of the British Overseas Territory in any future agreement between London and Brussels.

 

Via El Pais

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