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May’s new immigration proposal sums up everything wrong with her approach to Brexit

The difficulties with May’s position go deeper than the fact that it will be very hard to negotiate her preferred outcome

By Jonathan Portes  

EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier outside No 10. Photo: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

Two weeks ago, Theresa May drew another red line in the Brussels negotiations, this time on the Brexit transition and the free movement of people. “I’m clear there’s a difference between those people who came prior to us leaving and those who will come when they know the UK is no longer a member of the EU,” she said.

What does this mean? It has already been agreed that European Union migrants who arrive before Brexit Day…

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