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UK: May assures EU citizens their rights will be protected ahead of Brexit02:55

UK: May assures EU citizens their rights will be protected ahead of Brexit

United Kingdom, London
March 6, 2019 at 15:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will seek to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK in the wake of Brexit, speaking at the House of Commons in London on Wednesday.

"We want to ensure that EU citizens who are living here have their rights protected. We want to be able to ensure that they have the necessary support that they need, and indeed the recognition of their status here in the United Kingdom," said May, during a Q&A session with MPs.

May stated that the United Kingdom recognises the contribution EU citizens have made to society and the economy. She said that the UK wants them to stay, adding that talks about their rights were put at the front of the negotiations with the European Union.

"It's why we have negotiated those citizens' rights in the Withdrawal Agreement and it's why this government has given a confirmation and has given a guarantee that those right will be protected, even if we leave with no-deal," said May.

"This is their home, we want them to stay, and they can stay," assured May.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will seek to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK in the wake of Brexit, speaking at the House of Commons in London on Wednesday.

"We want to ensure that EU citizens who are living here have their rights protected. We want to be able to ensure that they have the necessary support that they need, and indeed the recognition of their status here in the United Kingdom," said May, during a Q&A session with MPs.

May stated that the United Kingdom recognises the contribution EU citizens have made to society and the economy. She said that the UK wants them to stay, adding that talks about their rights were put at the front of the negotiations with the European Union.

"It's why we have negotiated those citizens' rights in the Withdrawal Agreement and it's why this government has given a confirmation and has given a guarantee that those right will be protected, even if we leave with no-deal," said May.

"This is their home, we want them to stay, and they can stay," assured May.