Ministers are reportedly close to an agreement on how EU citizens who come to work in the UK after Brexit should be dealt with.
The Government could block EU nationals from accessing Britain’s welfare system unless they could adequately support themselves, according to the Sun.
The report adds that only migrants with jobs adequate enough to pay private rent would qualify them for welfare.
Theresa May is looking for a mutual guarantee with Brussels on the rights of both the three million EU citizens working in the UK, and the 1.2 million Britons living in EU member states.
Ministers are said to be scrambling to confirm a cut-off date for the “right-to-remain” in Britain.
Migrant workers could be denied benefits under new plans.
Theresa May is looking to secure the rights of both EU workers in Britain and Britons living in EU.
Campaigners have recommended the date match that when Theresa May triggers Article 50, kickstarting the Brexit process.
Others have said June 23, the date of the historic EU referendum, would be better suited.
The developments come amid widespread fury over disgraced former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s intervention in Brexit and desperation to return to the political scene.
BREXIT: Which parts of the UK had the majority vote?
Fri, February 17, 2017
Much of the North East of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union including Sunderland, Gateshead, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside, and Northumberland. Newcastle was the only borough to vote to remain, though by a narrow margin, which was likely due to its large student population and dependency on EU funding.
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SUNDERLAND: The borough of Sunderland voted to leave the European Union by 61.3%.
Blair’s call for pro-Europeans to “rise up” against Britain’s exit from the EU came as a poll found the vast majority of voters backed getting on with leaving.
Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage told his party’s spring conference in Bolton: “Tony Blair clearly hasn’t grasped that if that referendum was held tomorrow the margin would be at leat three times bigger than it was in June.
“Blair is yesterday’s man. He’s like the heavyweight world champion who has been retired for a few years but needs a bout to make some money and he comes back and gets knocked out in the first round.
“And by the end of today, Blair will be on the canvas, all right?”
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