This is a good round-up of the rights that EU citizens living in the UK seem likely to lose, notwithstanding the government’s protestations that their rights will be largely unchanged.

I list them here, but they are better explained in the article.

  • The right to go abroad
  • The right to fall in love with a foreigner
  • The right to care for an elderly parent
  • The right to have their rights independently adjudicated
  • The right to free movement (if your family includes UK citizens
  • The right to use an ID card rather than a passport
  • The right to live in the UK without a UK ID card

Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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  1. There is absolutely nothing to prevent the UK government and the  EU agreement to continue the current permanent residence system, albeit with a fairer and simplified application system so that all 3 million EU citizens can apply in confidence with the guarantee they will be able to continue to live their lives as now over their lifetimes. I strongly believe that this should be at least fair..

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