We are all getting used to seeing terms like ‘u turn’ and ‘backtracking’ in the headlines describing Government rhetoric, particularly over Brexit. EU nationals deserve clarity and certainty and the latest comments by the Home Secretary demonstrate yet another pivot back to previous proposals.
Having received repeated warnings from lawyers and policy experts Patel announced on Wednesday she would revert to her predecessor’s no-deal plan to replace freedom of movement.
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Priti Patel has backtracked on the government’s promise to end free movement immediately in the event of a no-deal Brexit, instead returning to the previous policy of giving new EU migrants three years’ temporary leave to remain.