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Northern Ireland-born British and Irish win EU citizenship rights

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Northern Ireland-born British and Irish win EU citizenship rights This article is more than 1 month old UK government makes change to immigration law after Derry woman’s residency case Emma De Souza, with her husband Jake outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast in 2019, described the decision as ‘great news’. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Emma De Souza, with her husband Jake outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast in 2019, described the decision as ‘great news’. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA @lisaocarroll Published on Thu 14 May 2020 14.56 BST All British and Irish citizens born in Northern Ireland will be be treated as EU citizens for immigration purposes, the government has ann...

Angela Merkel: UK must live with consequences of weaker ties to EU | World news | The Guardian

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German leader signals trade compromise less likely as she hardens tone on no-deal Brexit. The UK will have to “live with the consequences” of Boris Johnson ditching Theresa May’s plan to maintain close economic ties with the EU after Brexit, Angela Merkel has said, hardening her tone over the prospect of a no-deal scenario at the end of the year. After more than three years in which the German chancellor repeatedly emphasised her openness to a deal that would maintain the UK’s current flows of trade with the bloc, she suggested the door leading to such a compromise had now closed. “We need to let go of the idea that it is for us to define what Britain should want,” Merkel said in a wide-rang...

Angela Merkel: UK must live with consequences of weaker ties to EU | World news | The Guardian

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German leader signals trade compromise less likely as she hardens tone on no-deal Brexit...