So, the Prime Minister has today announced that a deal had been done with the European Union, that will allow talks to move on to phase 2?
The thing is, one of the fundamental parts of the deal is that there will be no “hard-border” between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. That also means that any UK citizen born in Northern Ireland has the right to retain their EU citizenship.
I would like to retain my EU citizenship too.
The European Parliament’s Brexit chief Guy Verhofstadt has said the EU should be “generous and open” to British citizens who want to retain the legal protections of EU citizenship and their identity as Europeans.
Today’s news might just open that door entirely for those of us that want to remain in the EU. There is also the question of full rights for EU citizens living in the UK. I’m an EU citizen, does that mean I’m protected too?