Maybe I should not have called it "propaganda".
I did not say anything against the Royal Institute of International Affairs, but
how the survey is expressed.
The government is preparing to announce a registration process for the estimated 3 million EU citizens living in the UK, as a first step towards regularising their legal status post-Brexit.
It is understood ministers will unveil plans inviting all EU citizens to officially “register their interest” in acquiring documentation allowing them to live and work in the country after 2019 when Britain is scheduled to leave the European bloc.
The government is hoping the stocktaking exercise will help it understand the scale of the demand for residency applications once Britain leaves the EU and prevent an overwhelming avalanche of applications on Brexit day.
There is no no legal obligation for EU citizens to apply for residency cards, but many have been panicked into applying for the document as they see it as the only way to prove their status after Brexit takes effect.
There is no no legal obligation for EU citizens to apply for residency cards, but many have been panicked into applying for the document as they see it as the only way to prove their status after Brexit takes effect. ... ... ...
“People don’t trust the UK government. The mood among EU citizens has changed. You can see it on the forums on Facebook. Before it was ‘I hope they let us stay’, but now it’s ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’. People have put up with so much pain in the last year, there is now a general mistrust of the Home Office,” said Hawkins.
May’s promised “generous offer” on EU citizens’ rights is not expected to mirror the EU’s proposals exactly.
The EU wants the status quo for all EU citizens affected by Brexit, allowing them to continue to live, reside and move freely throughout Europe for the rest of their lives.
It is feared that Britain’s opening gambit will fall short of the status quo – with conditions attached. These could include a cut-off date set earlier than the EU’s proposed 29 March 2019, and a requirement to have been in Britain for a qualifying period before being eligible to stay.
Sources say the government hopes to have reached a top-level agreement with the EU on citizens’ rights by the end of the summer.
The Queen’s speech usually mentions any state visits planned for the duration of the parliament.
Speaking on today, the Queen said she and Prince Philip “look forward to welcoming their majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain on a state visit in July” - the Queen’s speech could have indicated that Trump's state visit had been cancelled/had been put on hold.
I think she was off to Ascot afterwards.
The color blue is the color of trust and responsibility - fits the speach
Businesses are already pulling investment because of Brexit, the Chancellor has admitted - as he again urged Theresa May to agree a “transitional arrangement”.
Philip Hammond said a temporary deal with the EU was badly needed to get “businesses investing again”, appearing to acknowledge that companies are currently putting their plans on hold.
“The thing that is causing concern in the business community is the risk of a cliff edge,” Mr Hammond said.
“The sooner we can reassure businesses that there is going to be a smooth path from where we are now to the future arrangements we put in place with the European Union, the sooner we will have that sigh of relief and start seeing businesses investing again.”
The Chancellor said it was also a critical issue for firms across the Channel, pointing to the example of car manufacturers in Germany, attempting to secure four-year contracts with British firms.
“This is not just a UK problem. This is an issue in the European Union as well,” he told BBC Radio Four’s Today programme.
Mr Hammond also challenged the Prime Minister on her vow that Britain will no longer be subject to rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), once Brexit is completed.
Asked if the ECJ could oversee the transitional arrangement he wanted, he replied: “All these things remain to be negotiated.”