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It is also likely to enrage many in Europe who will feel the UK is intending to treat EU nationals as second-class citizens and could invite retaliatory action by the country bloc. The government could also restrict EU nationals from seeking work, reduce the opportunities for workers to settle in the UK long-term, and limit the number of EU citizens able to come to the UK to do low-skilled work.

That would be followed by the introduction of the full immigration policy for EU nationals. After that, to stay longer, they will have to apply for a biometric residence permit, which may include a fingerprint. These would have to be carried out by employers, with criminal sanctions possible against companies and individuals if illegal working is discovered. It is now more important than ever that we have the right skills domestically to build a strong and competitive economy.

Its proposals to end European court of justice protection for the rights of EU nationals to bring non-EU family members to Britain, to end the use of EU national identity cards instead of passports at the UK border, and the extension of Home Office registration powers are all potential major trouble spots in the Brexit negotiations.

Recent Home Office errors, including mistaken deportation letters sent to EU citizens, have undermined confidence in its competence. The Home Office says that the new EU immigration system will not necessarily include the same rules as currently applied to non-EU migration. A government spokesperson said: Topics Immigration and asylum.

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