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As Theresa May triggered Article 50 on 29th March 2017, Britain stepped into the unknown future.
What can you do to secure your own future?
Admittedly, one of the biggest concerns when it comes to negotiation talks is the citizens’ rights. The fate of 3 million EU migrants in Britain and 1 million UK migrants in the rest of the EU is still uncertain, due to the UK government is reluctant to give any guarantee. However, Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator of the EU, wants to resolve this before trade talks begin.
According to the European Parliament’s draft motion for a resolution published yesterday in regard to the negotiation. One of the first general principles for negotiation is: “UK will continue to enjoy its rights as a Member State until withdrawal agreement comes into force and will therefore also remain bound by its duties and commitments arising therefrom.”
However, as the negotiation can be as complex and complicated as it could ever be for the UK government and EU. It is not guaranteed what would happen during the negotiations.
The EU has suggested a cap of 3 years’ transition period after the formal withdrawal agreement. However, we should also not overlook the fact that Britain might walk out without a deal.
Hence, the best way to secure your future is to plan ahead and to regulate your status before March 2019.