May Says Expects to Guarantee Rights of EU Citizens in UK After Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May said she hoped Britain’s exit from the EU would be a smooth process and that she expected to guarantee the rights of EU citizens already in Britain.

“I expect to be able to guarantee the legal rights of EU nationals already in the UK so long as the British nationals living in Europe receive – in the countries who are member states of the EU – the same treatment,” she told reporters during a visit to Denmark on Monday.

She reiterated that she would trigger the formal divorce process from the bloc through Article 50 of the EU Lisbon treaty no later than the end of March next year and added: “I hope it can be a smooth and orderly departure”.


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Craig Erlam
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the BBC and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, FOX Business and BNN. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.