May Rejects Radical Shake-up of Migration Rules for EU Citizens

Theresa May has ruled out a radical switch to an immigration system that would strip EU citizens of their preferential access to the UK, in comments that have inflamed Brexit supporters.

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The prime minister, speaking ahead of her first G20 summit in China, is considering a more modest reform of immigration rules for EU citizens, knowing that severe curbs could leave Britain excluded from large parts of the single market

Her comments were made as Japan and the US put the UK on notice that investment could flee the country and business ties be damaged unless she negotiates a very “soft” British exit from the EU, safeguarding access to 500m consumers in Europe.

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