Brexit Will Make Britons Who Stay In Europe To Return; Prime Minister Theresa May Reiterates Post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’
Brexit will have the consequences of the returns of Britons who curretnly live in Europe to UK. This may lead to the hundred of thousands migration from Europe to UK unless the Brexit process can guarantee the citizens rights. Meanwhile Prime Minister Theresa May gives assurance that UK will be a global Britain.
Elderly and retired UK citizens who live in Europe may have to return to UK, according to Guardian. They currently rely on the National Health Service (NHS) for their their healthcare benefit, but they may not be able to obtain the rights after Brexit.
As the United Kingdom decided to leave European Union, consequences about the rights of Britons who currently live in Europe have been a major issue. Pensioners who live in countries like Spain and France will not be able to afford health insurance if the current system was discarded post-Brexit. This will force them to leave the countries and return to England.
British Prime Minister Theresa May deliver speech in the World Economic Forum on Thursday Jan. 19 said that UK will remain open for business after quitting the European Union. According to report from CNBC, her speech came after EU officials describe post-Brexit trade deal with Britain will be difficult. She rejects the accusation from EU officials that Britain will close the door for trade and business.
"Britain is and will always be open for business," Prime Minister May said.
She reiterated her previous speech in front of the EU leaders on Tuesday which outlined her policy to negotiate a clean exit from the European Union. The exit of United Kingdom from the EU does not mean the UK will isolate herself.
She insisted that UK seek an equal and new partnership with the EU as the self-governing and global Britain. She did not aim for partial membership, nor associate membership of the EU in the relationship between the United Kingdom and European Union post-Brexit.
Watch Prime Minister May's Brexit speech in full from Sky News below: