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EU signals it is likely to give UK a Brexit delay up to 31 January, NEW! Tusk flextension
An extra hurdle to the Johnson's hopes of leaving by 31 October appeared to be put in the way by Guy Verhofstadt, the coordinator of the European parliament's Brexit steering group. He told MEPs the chamber should withhold its approval for the deal until further assurances were received over the UK government's treatment of EU citizens, including 200,000 people who are regarded as being vulnerable. "We do not want EU citizens involved in another Windrush scandal in Britain," the former prime minister of Belgium said. "That cannot happen."
EU nationals lacking settled status could be deported, minister says *
"The3million, a group representing EU citizens living in Britain, said it was the first time the government had confirmed what would happen to those who did not apply for settled status."
The EU citizens struggling for the right to stay in Britain
"'I find your comparisons to Windrush inappropriate,' Priti Patel, the home secretary, told the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, this month."
Labour to back general election once EU approves Brexit delay, 91 day "no-deal" politics
Seven of the group subsequently published a statement saying that, while they had reservations about the deal, they believed it was right to allow it to continue to be debated, to "give us a proper chance to get a Labour Brexit". Only five Labour MPs then supported the government's programme motion, which would have resulted in the deal being rushed through the House of Commons by the end of Thursday. Labour frontbenchers discussed the timing of a potential election at a testy shadow cabinet meeting on Tuesday, with Corbyn loyalists Laura Pidcock and Dan Carden calling for the party to back an early poll.

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* This URL has been significantly edited since 10 Oct to omit Home Office application and processing figures.

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