UK Lawmakers Warn Citizens’ Rights At Risk In No-Deal Brexit

British lawmaker Alberto Costa (centre) gathers with a cross-party delegation of British parliamentarians before meeting European Union chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

BRUSSELS (AP) — British lawmakers met the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator on Friday, seeking an iron-clad guarantee that the 1.3 million U.K. citizens in the bloc won’t have their rights removed and their lives disrupted if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

The rights of U.K. citizens living in the 27 other EU nations, and those of the more than 3 million EU citizens in Britain, are one of the thorniest issues of the Brexit negotiations.

Their rights to live, work and study are protected under an agreement struck between the two sides — but the divorce agreement has been rejected by Britain’s Parliament, raising the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.Read More….

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