February 27, 2019 / 3:39 PM / 2 months ago

UK government accepts lawmaker's call for additional Brexit rights guarantee

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will support a call for more action to be taken to guarantee the rights of European Union citizens regardless of whether a Brexit deal is agreed, Cabinet Office minister David Lidington said on Wednesday.

The amendment to a government statement being debated in parliament has been put forward by Conservative lawmaker Alberto Costa and had already garnered support from across several parties.

The amendment calls on the government to seek a joint UK-EU commitment that the safeguards on EU citizens rights agreed with Brussels as part of the withdrawal deal will apply even if the government was not able to ratify the exit deal.

Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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