I spoke before Christmas about the rights of EEA nationals living in the U.K. Today's White Paper sees the first indications of the government's intentions.
First they appear to be willing to guarantee the rights of those already here if a reciprocal agreement can be made regarding UK nations in the EU.
Second they appear to be planning to limit further EEA immigration to workers and students. This is very similar to the position of non-EEA nationals at present and does provide some certainty as the Immigration Rules dealing with those persons are well established.
Can the government achieve this or will freeer
movement be offered to get consessions elsewhere??
The government has published an official policy document setting out its Brexit plans. The White Paper lays out the government's 12 "principles" including migration control and "taking control of our own laws".