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Day: May 30, 2019

Corbyn pledges Labour will back referendum on any Brexit deal
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Corbyn pledges Labour will back referendum on any Brexit deal

    Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that Labour will back a second referendum on any Brexit deal put to parliament, but warned of a deliberately inflamed divide as he sought to calm tempers among senior party figures. The Labour leader, who is visiting Dublin to meet Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday, said his party would do whatever is necessary to stop a disastrous no-deal outcome and said Labour would work across party lines to block a new Brexiter prime minister who could crash the UK out of the EU. Faced with the threat of no deal and a prime minister with no mandate, the only way out of the Brexit crisis ripping our country apart is now to go back to the people, he said, speaking ahead of his visit to Ireland. Let the people decide the country’s future, either i...
More than 750,000 EU citizens apply to stay in UK
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More than 750,000 EU citizens apply to stay in UK

    More than 750,000 applications from EU citizens wishing to continue living and working in the UK post-Brexit have been received by the Home Office. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the first figures released on applications to the EU Settlement Scheme were hugely encouraging. The scheme allows millions of EU nationals in the UK to secure their right to stay in the country post-Brexit. More than three million people are eligible to apply to carry on living and working in the country. A report by the Home Office, also out today, found that two-thirds of people who were given their status by the end of April had received settled status, while a third were granted pre-settled status. Around 570,000 applications had been received from EU citizens in England, 30,000 from...