I do not know why the European Union is dragging its feet over a deal with Britain over EU citizens living in the United Kingdom and Britons who reside in the EU. Theresa May has been pushing for a deal for some time now but the European Union is not playing ball. Why? There are an estimated three million EU citizens living in Britain, who like us who live in Spain, must be concerned for their future. A deal would end all the uncertainty. Britain has already said that EU citizens will continue to enjoy the same rights as they have now in a post-Brexit Britain. This is good news for Brits abroad, also, because I suspect that a reciprocal deal will be signed, and end of story. I sincerely hope this will be the case.

British ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, said during his Bulletin breakfast speech at the Palma convention centre last month that citizens will come first in any deal with the European Union. Also, agreement will be needed on those citizens who move to Europe or Britain after Brexit. Will they need a work permit? I think it is becoming increasingly clear that those Britons or EU citizens living abroad or in Britain will be largely unaffected by Brexit but it is the fate of those moving after the EU divorce. Things are starting to become slightly clearer and it looks as if both sides are willing to give us a fair deal. But I am still slightly concerned as to why the Eurpean Union continues to drag its feet on a deal.


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Julian Simms / Hace over 4 years

So would Blair if they offered him the job as President.


Henry James / Hace over 4 years

As has become very clear,the EU are determined to make things as hard as they can for us,if only to deter others from leaving. The attitude of the EU is really putting peoples backs up in the UK so thank God that useless bugger Camaron is no longer in charge because he would give them everything they wanted with nothing in return. The election here is going to be practically another EU referendom.


Brett Dennis / Hace over 4 years

The EU is using it as a bargaining chip. Personally I think the way the EU is behaving is all that is wrong with Europe.