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European Parliament will veto Brexit deal rather than risk another Windrush, vows Guy Verhofstadt

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The European Parliament will veto the new Brexit deal unless it gets assurances that EU citizens will not face deportation from Britain in a new Windrush scandal, Guy Verhofstadt warned on Tuesday. 

The leading MEP on Brexit, demanded promises that more than three million EU citizens would not be forced to leave the UK, even if they had not registered for settled status on time. 

“We don’t want that EU citizens become victims of another Windrush scandal in Britain,” he said in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. 

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The European Parliament has the final vote on any Brexit agreement and could theoretically veto it, even if its is agreed by the House of Commons. MEPs said they would never vote…



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