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Stopping Freedom of Movement on 31 October is nuts, why pretend otherwise?

31 August 2019

Immigration expert Vanessa Ganguin analyses Priti Patel’s announcement on the immediate end of free movement for EU nationals if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Trick or treat?

Our new Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that in the likely eventuality of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, free movement for EU nationals will end this Halloween.

“Freedom of movement as it currently stands will end on 31 October when the UK leaves the EU,” Downing Street confirmed as it threatens to leave the EU with no deal this autumn. – An increasingly likely scenario now Boris Johnson has filled his cabinet with ministers that won’t speak out against it.