Brexit arrangement unlawful for EU citizens, London court rules

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The UK government's regulation of post-Brexit EU nationals was unlawful, the High Court in London ruled on Wednesday.

"does not consider the possible long-term impacts of the proposed regulation on the food security in the Union" Janusz Wojciechowski

Whereas the EU executive conducted an impact assessment of the proposal long before the war, member states contend that this has since become obsolete as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which sent shockwaves through the global food chain.

"I am pleased that the judge has recognised the significant impact this issue could have had on the lives and livelihoods of citizens with pre-settled status in the UK." Kathryn Chamberlain

Robert Palmer, who is representing the IMA said that those who did not apply further within five years of having been given residence status would "automatically lose their right to residence in the UK"

'It does not sound so dangerous, but it could cause so much delay that the pesticide reduction proposal will not be negotiated, voted nor implemented at all before the 2024 EU elections,' it was stated in a statement released by the European Union organic agriculture association IFOAM on 15 December.

"automatically lose their right to residence in the UK" Robert Palmer

Judge Peter Lane ruled the UK government's interpretation of the withdrawal agreement was "legally incorrect" and the settlement programme illegal.

"We need solid information about what the consequences of the use of pesticides will be," he said.

In a statement home secretary Simon Murray said: 'EU citizens are our friends and neighbours and we take our obligations to securing their rights in the UK very seriously.