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EU boss Man Verhofstadt insists Britain WILL rejoin bloc in future – as he fights for Brits to have EU citizenship

EU boss Guy Verhofstadt insists Britain WILL rejoin bloc in future – as he fights for Brits to have EU citizenship


EU BOSS Man Verhofstadt has insisted that the following technology of Brits WILL rejoin the bloc once more after Brexit.

The Brexit coordinator for the European Parliament, who’s on the town for talks with Boris Johnson and Steve Barclay, claimed there might be a gaggle who “need to come again” into the EU after leaving.

Man Verhofstadt insisted Britain will need to rejoin the EU once more sooner or later
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He instructed Radio four this morning: “I feel that may occur.

“There might be a technology who will say ‘what have we accomplished?’ and need to come again.

“Perhaps I can’t see it in my life, however it would occur.”

It comes because the PM and EU put together to start commerce talks inside weeks, as Britain storms in the direction of the January 31 exit.

Mr Verhofstadt mentioned he’d acquired assurances from the Brexit Secretary after conferences yesterday that EU residents would have a “grace interval” after Brexit the place they’d not be deported – even when they didn’t register as a settled citizen in time.

All of them will have the ability to entry paperwork proving their proper to remain too, he revealed.

Brits ought to have the ability to apply to maintain their EU citizenship as properly, even after we depart, he added.

“I [was] in favour of this from day one,” he mentioned, opening the door to individuals with hyperlinks to Europe to maintain the advantages of staying within the bloc.

“The EU citizenship must be potential for a European dwelling some place else on this planet.

“Citizenship shouldn’t be restricted to a territorial definition.”

The previous European Parliament boss mentioned at the moment that it might be “troublesome” to have an enormous commerce deal in place by the top of 2020 – despite the fact that the PM has mentioned he is not going to prolong the transition interval any additional.

Boris has insisted he received’t prolong the transition interval past 2020
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Yesterday Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the bloc needed to see Brexit as a “get up name” and should change to outlive.

At present Mr Verhofstadt added: “If there may be one optimistic factor of Brexit, there’s a sense on the continent of ‘oh no, we don’t need to collapse the EU in a world dominated by China, and India’.”


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