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21st January 2019, 19:26

UK Prime Minister scraps EU citizens £65 fee to secure right to continue living in UK after Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has scrapped the £65 fee that millions of EU citizens were going to have to pay to secure the right to continue living in the UK after Brexit.

She also vowed to seek changes to the Irish backstop from the EU. The Polish Foreign Minister has proposed limiting the Irish backstop arrangement to five years to unblock Brexit negotiations.

But speaking in the Commons, Mrs May again rejected calls to rule out a "no deal" Brexit and warned another EU referendum could threaten the UK's "social cohesion".

Conservative rebels and Labour accused her of being in denial about the scale of opposition to her Brexit deal, following a record-breaking parliamentary defeat last week.