Brexit Secretary confirms that Irish living in Britain will be protected if there's No Deal 1 year ago

Brexit Secretary confirms that Irish living in Britain will be protected if there's No Deal

The British Secretary for Brexit has verified that – if a No Deal Brexit occurs – the Irish in Britain will still be safe.

Thousands of Irish people living in Britain will have their rights protected even if there is a 'No Deal' Brexit comes to pass next March.

The news was confirmed by the Brexit Department of the UK Government, headed by Dominic Raab, who issued 28 technical notices in a statement on Brexit issued on Thursday.

"If you are an Irish citizen you would continue to have the right to enter and remain in the UK, as now. You are not required to do anything to protect your status," the statement reads.

"In addition, you would continue to enjoy the reciprocal rights associated with the common travel area in the same way that British citizens in Ireland would if there is no deal."

This follows Raab's confirmation that the UK will not pay its £39 billion (€44 billion) "divorce bill" to Brussels if there is no overall deal on its departure from the EU.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Raab stated that if there is no deal: "The government would not pay the terms of the financial settlement.

"There’s no deal without the whole deal," he wrote.