WATCH: British ambassador to Spain tells expatriates it is ‘vital’ to be registered in Brexit update

RESIDENCY CALL: Manley said British nationals should ensure they are properly registered by October 31. Credit: Brits in Spain, via Facebook

BRITAIN’S ambassador to Spain has told expatriates it is ‘vital’ they and their families are properly registered in an update on Brexit and political developments in Westminster.

Simon Manley said Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been ‘absolutely clear’ the country would leave the EU on Thursday October 31, with or without a deal.

British nationals need to be registered before that date to ensure they can benefit from measures outlined by the Spanish government covering a no-deal outcome, including on healthcare and residency, Manley added.

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“It is essential we prepare for the possibility of a no-deal, which is exactly what we’re going to do,” the ambassador said.

HMA Simon Manley update for UK Nationals

HMA Simon Manley provides an update on the current political situation and what that means for UK Nationals living in Spain. In it he mentions Spain´s Royal Decree. Check out this video for a reminder of what that contains: If you have further questions do join our Facebook Live on 30 July at 16:00 or submit a question beforehand by direct message.

Geplaatst door Brits in Spain op Vrijdag 26 juli 2019

Manley added the Brits in Spain Facebook page would be hosting a live Q&A session on Tuesday.

Manley’s comments come as Boris Johnson’s entry into 10 Downing Street ratcheted up the prospect of Britain leaving the EU without a deal.

Johnson has repeatedly said he would prefer to leave with a deal but that it Brexit must happen by the October deadline, ‘do or die’.

His new ministerial appointments, which include making Brexiteers Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons respectively, also signalled a turn towards a harder Brexit line than predecessor Theresa May. 


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