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LEGAL MINUTE: Brexit, deal and vote

All news about Brexit during the past week. We await the news of the parliamentary vote on Saturday on the agreement between the UK government and the European Union.

Boris Johnson and EU strike ‘fair and balanced agreement’ for UK’s exit from the bloc. From Evening Standard.

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Boris Johnson’s government has set out “ambitious” policies on crime, health, the environment and Brexit in a Queen’s Speech that opposition parties have dismissed as an “election manifesto”. From BBC.

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Boris Johnson is in a race against time to sell the Brexit deal he has struck with the EU to MPs ahead of a Commons vote on Saturday. From BBC.

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Boris Johnson will write a letter to the EU asking for a delay to Brexit beyond 31 October if he fails to get an exit deal approved by parliament by Saturday, the Brexit secretary has confirmed. From Sky News.

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Brexit: Boris Johnson’s hard line on immigrants risks ‘retaliatory deportations’ for UK citizens in Europe. From Independent.

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Theresa May has criticised Boris Johnson’s immigration policy, warning that introducing a points-based system for prospective migrants is “not an answer to controlling immigration”. From Independent.

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Furaha Asani, a young academic at Leicester University, was shocked when her visa application was rejected in August. But real fear set in when she realised Britain plans to deport her in three weeks’ time to the Democratic Republic of Congo – a war-torn country she has never visited and where the Home Office agrees sexual violence is pervasive. From The Guardian.

Legal Minute: all about Brexit this week

Brexit secretary returns to Brussels after ‘promising’ UK-Ireland talks. From BBC.

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How far away are UK and EU from reaching a Brexit deal? From The Guardian.

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A Scottish court has delayed a decision on whether to sign a letter requesting a Brexit extension if Boris Johnson refuses to do so. The court will sit again on 21 October to assess how circumstances have changed by then. From BBC.

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Parliament set for Brexit showdown on 19 October. Commons will sit two days after EU summit as concerns build over PM’s stance on Benn act. From The Guardian.

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Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that there have been 2 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme. From GOV.UK.

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‘I’ve been here 50 years’: the EU citizens struggling for the right to stay in Britain. If they don’t secure the correct status, most EU nationals living in the UK post-Brexit will be classified as illegal immigrants. From The Guardian.

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EU citizens moving to the UK if we leave without a deal on 31 October 2019 will be able to work, study and access benefits and services in the same way as EU citizens resident before exit day. However, to remain in the UK after 2020 they will be able to apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain (Euro TLR) which will last three years. From The Guardian.