UK citizens should keep EU benefits post-Brexit, says Europe’s chief negotiator

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‘Brussels’s chief Brexit negotiator wants British citizens to continue to enjoy certain EU benefits even after the UK formally withdraws from the Union.

Guy Verhofstadt, the lead Brexit negotiator for the EU Parliament, has claimed that he will petition European leaders to preserve some rights for UK citizens in the aftermath of Brexit.

“That means a number of things: the possibility to participate in the European elections, the freedom of travel without problem inside the Union…”

Verhofstadt also declared on BBC Radio 4 that Britons should be allowed to choose which benefits they want to keep.’

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