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Transitional free movement to continue after Brexit

Theresa May has promised to end the free movement of people. But reports suggest temporary free movement after Brexit.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

UK firms should have access to European Union workers during a post-Brexit transitional period, environment secretary Michael Gove said last Friday (21) following reports of a cabinet agreement that the EU’s free movement rules could continue to apply for up to two years. Curbing EU immigration was a key argument for the Leave campaign in last year’s referendum, in which Britain voted to end four decades of EU membership. Prime minister Theresa May has promised to end the free movement of people as Britain exits the bloc and bring down net migration to “tens of thousands”. Around 250,000 EU nationals…

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