|The fantasy is over Britain|
We will reject any attempt by the EU to keep euro judges in charge of the rights of its citizens living in the UK after Brexit, David Davis has declared.
The remaining 27 leaders have made the continuation of the European Court of Justice’s remit a term for any deal with Britain.
But the Brexit Secretary ruled that out, vowing: “Well we’ll have an argument about that”.
Mr Davis told ITV’s Peston on Sunday: “The simple truth is we’re leaving".
“We are going to be outside the reach of the European court, we are going to be outside the reach of all of the law making capabilities”.
Offering an olive branch, the Cabinet minister leading the intense talks instead said the UK would “freeze” EU citizens’ entitlements as they are today.
Workers from other European countries would keep getting benefits and pensions from Britain if they’re resident, as well as free healthcare.
But they would lose ‘citizenship’ rights, such as being able to vote in general elections.
Note EU-Digest: Looks like Britain wants "their cake and eat it also". That is not the way "the cookie crumbles", Mr. David Davies.
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