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The impact of Brexit on citizen’s rights continues is a key concern for many people. Right now UK/EU citizens can live, work and study anywhere in the EU/UK, but with the triggering of Article 50 people have been concerned about whether these rights will remain protected.

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What should be the rights of UK and EU citizens post-Brexit?

Should all UK/EU citizens continue to have the right to live, work and study anywhere in the EU/UK?

 

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Brexit should not affect the rights of people within the UK/EU to travel, work and live across the continent. The current system of free movement allows those who work in Britain the ability to travel and see their families with ease. This should remain a priority in the negotiations surrounding Britain's borders. 

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As a German who grew up in London, the discussion about the rights of EU citizens remaining in the UK is a key concern. The debate about cut-off dates of entry, minimum years spent in the UK, by which courts will shape EU national's rights, etc. makes many Europeans who built a life in the UK over many years (myself included) unwelcome in their newly found home country. Being used as a bargaining chip in order to ensure access to the European Single Market, or to somehow effect the "Brexit...

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The whole point of Brexit is to change the rights of both EU and UK nationals, both inside of the UK and in other European countries - including their right to move and reside freely. Now, what these rights will look like, are at the moment unknown, but we can defiantly expect peoples movement to be restricted and this includes the right to study, which might in the future require EU nationals to pay international tuition fees in the UK, and the same for British citizens in other European...

Sofia Munoz Gonzalez
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Sofia Munoz Gonzalez

I wouldn't expect to be able to study in another country unless universities and colleges in that country were actively marketing foreign students with government backing. I would not expect to obtain a student place at the expense of a local student in that country who met the eligibility criteria for the course in question. If the university has deliberately increased supply of student places to attract foreign students in addition to local students then, with government backing this...

Arty Hart
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Arty Hart

I wouldn't expect to be able to work in another country unless my skills & experience were sufficiently sought after by businesses there such that I was welcomed by the government of that country to support a growing economy or maintain public services. I would not expect to do a job that could be filled by somebody in that country who was currently unemployed. I would therefore expect to have to get a fixed term work visa (X years or lifetime) before getting a job in that country. I...

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I wouldn't expect to live in another country unless my residence there was welcomed by the government of that country. I wouldn't expect them to be able to manage demand for public services without some element of control and I would expect them to prioritise their own citizens over me if there were any supply or availability issues. I would therefore expect to have to get a fixed term residence visa (X years or lifetime) before buying or renting a property in that country. That residence...

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Now, grannnys and grandads can come to UK to live with their children & grandchildren. They can come to help with childcare, or because they are recently widowed, or just so they can live their last years together.  The Brexit deal needs to guarantee the rights of families (parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren) to live together. Freedom of movement based on family ties should be guaranteed by both U.K. & EU.

Tricia Gallagher
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Tricia Gallagher

Right now the government has proposed that all EU citizens who have lived in the UK for the last five years will have the right to stay in the UK. However, I think students should be part of this plan. A student from the EU studying in the UK may have stayed 3(maybe 4) years for their undergraduate degree, and masters takes one (maybe 2) years. To ensure the next generation of thinkers is diverse, we should ensure that these students taught isn't the UK are given the option to stay. The more...

Isabel Flanagan
by Isabel Flanagan
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Isabel Flanagan

Yesterday, it was announced that university applications in the UK from EU citizens had fallen by 5%. Higher education in the UK is a key contributor to the economy, and a continued fall in applications is likely to harm it. The UK should make it as easy as possible for EU students to continue to study here. A key factor of this should be to continue to charge EU students at a lower rate than non-EU students. This shows us as Europeans and also sets a better tone when it comes to...

Ellie Couchman
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Ellie Couchman
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From the Financial Times today: "The owner of pizzeria chain Franco Manca warned that the Brexit vote had started to affect the availability of European restaurant staff in the UK, potentially pushing up wages for new hires .".  If fewer EU workers in the UK means higher, fairer, wages for workers, should we really fight against this? Especially in the context of the real wage stagnation/depression that we're seeing. It's ordinary young people in particular who fill these type of...

Liam Robson
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