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BBC: Brexit: May offers more assurances to EU nationals Brexit: May offers more assurances to EU nationals 18 October 2017 From the section UK Politics Related Topics Brexit Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May says the future of British and EU nationals has always been her "first priority" Theresa May has vowed to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit ahead of a key summit of European leaders. In a Facebook post, the prime minister insisted the application process for settled status would be "streamlined" and the cost "as low as possible". She said representatives of EU citizens will sit on a "user group" which will iron out any problems in the system. The other 27 EU leaders will assess overall progress in the talks so far. At a meeting on Friday, at which the UK will not be present, they are expected to conclude officially that "insufficient progress" has been made on the status of EU nationals in the UK and British expats on the continent - and other separation issues - to move onto the second phase of trade discussions. European Council President Donald Tusk said there would be no "breakthrough" at the two-day summit, but progress could be achieved by the next scheduled meeting of EU leaders in December. EU bill 'won't be debated this month' Brexit: What is at stake in EU-UK talks? Deadlock over UK's Brexit bill - Barnier Before leaving for Brussels, Mrs May used her Facebook post to offer further assurances to the three million or so nationals of other EU countries living in the UK and uncertain about their future after Brexit. In her message, she said those who already had permanent residence would be able to "swap this" for settled status in as hassle-free a way as possible. Some encouragement for UK Image copyright AFP Analysis by Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly The October summit was always the first date in the EU calendar on which a gathering of the 27 heads of government could declare themselves satisfied with the Brexit divorce negotiations and agree to start talking about trade. It's been clear for weeks that they won't do that - but they will offer the UK some encouragement by starting internal discussions about future trade with the UK - ready for any breakthrough at the next summit in December. Theresa May isn't expected to make any big new proposal in her after-dinner remarks but to underline the quality of the financial offer made in her speech in Florence - worth around £20bn. The EU side wants more though - more money as well as further movement on citizens rights and the Irish border. There are almost as many predictions about what happens next as there as diplomats in Brussels; one has suggested that the prospects of a December breakthrough are no better than fifty-fifty but an official close to the talks said the signal on Brexit from this summit would be fundamentally positive. "I know there is real anxiety about how the agreement will be implemented," she wrote. "People are concerned that the process will be complicated and bureaucratic, and will put up hurdles that are difficult to overcome. I want to provide reassurance here too. "We are developing a streamlined digital process for those applying for settled status in the UK in the future. This process will be designed with users in mind, and we will engage with them every step of the way." The process of applying for permanent residency, for which EU nationals are eligible after five years, has long been criticised as cumbersome and overly bureaucratic. At one point, it involved filling out an 85-page form. 'People first' In simplifying it, Mrs May said she was committed to putting "people first" in the negotiations and expected British nationals living on the continent to be treated in the same way. "I know both sides will consider each other's proposals with an open mind and with flexibility and creativity on both sides, I am confident we can conclude discussions on citizens' rights in the coming weeks." Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThornberry: Labour will not accept a no-deal BrexitMrs May, who will address other leaders at a working dinner on Thursday, wants mutual dialogue on the UK's future relationship with the EU, including trade and defence, to begin as soon as possible. But Mr Tusk is expected to propose to the 27 EU leaders that they begin talks amongst themselves about Britain's future relationship with the EU, when it leaves the bloc in March 2019. As well as citizens' rights, the two sides remain at odds over the so-called financial "divorce" settlement and the future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. A group of pro-Brexit Tory and Labour politicians, including former Chancellor Lord Lawson, is urging Mrs May to walk away from negotiations this week if the EU does not accommodate the UK's wishes. A letter to the PM, organised by the Leave Means Leave campaign and also signed by pro-Brexit business figures, says the government "has been more than patient" and "decisive action" is now needed to end the "highly damaging" levels of uncertainty facing businesses. In the event of no progress at Thursday's meeting, the letter says, Mrs May should formally declare the UK is working on the assumption it will be reverting to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules on 30 March 2019. Early notification of such a move would allow the UK to "concentrate our resources on resolving administrative issues" and prepare to "crystallise the economic opportunities" of Brexit, it adds. View the full article Read this BBC: Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps Read this BBC: Parsons Green tube stabbing: Victim named as Omid Saidy Parsons Green tube stabbing: Victim named as Omid Saidy 17 October 2017 From the section London Image copyright Met Police Image caption Omid Saidy was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube A man killed outside Parsons Green Tube station was stabbed after confronting a drug dealer, Scotland Yard has said. Omid Saidy was fatally wounded and two others were injured in the attack on Monday night. The 20-year-old from Fulham died after confronting a drug dealer and another man who was with him, the Met confirmed. The injured 16-year-old was discharged from hospital and arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. A 20-year-old man suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries. View the full article Read this BBC: NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland Read this Residents furious as ‘stretched’ police filmed riding on dodgems at fairground despite being on duty COPS who claim their skint force is overstretched found time to ride dodgems on duty. Full Story - The Sun So the Sun journo Dean Wilkins cannot tell the difference between Police Officers, Special Constables and PCSO's, he also omits the fact that most of the officers came in 1 hour before start of shift. The language by the journo is so provocative " The army of police sparked uproar yesterday" Problem is the general public read articles like this and think police cuts are not really a big issue. Read this Low-level crimes to go uninvestigated in Met police spending cuts The Metropolitan police are to stop investigating many lower level crimes as a result of spending cuts, a senior police officer has said. Full Story - Guardian I know many commentators in the press and social media are lambasting this, however common sense says cutting spending will lead to less officers which will lead to more crimes not being investigated. Why are people surprised? Read this Ministers back tougher sentences for attacks on emergency staff Attacks on emergency workers will face tougher sentences under a new law which has been given government backing. Labour MP Chris Bryant's private member's bill would double the maximum sentence for common assault against an emergency worker to a year. Mr Bryant called assaults on police and paramedics "a national disgrace". Policing minister Nick Hurd told MPs the government was "very supportive" of the principles of the bill, which is due to be debated on Friday. Mr Hurd told the Commons that violence against emergency service workers was "intolerable". He reassured Mr Bryant - who raised the issue at Home Office questions - that the government backed the idea, although he said the details had yet to be worked out. The legislation will cover attacks on police, prison officers, custody officers, fire service personnel, search and rescue services and certain healthcare workers including ambulance staff. A government spokesman said: "We owe our brave emergency service workers a debt of gratitude for the courage, commitment and dedication they demonstrate in carrying out their duties. "This crucial change will send a clear message that we will not tolerate attacks on them, and we will work with Chris Bryant and others to ensure those who are violent face the full force of the law." Mr Bryant, who presented the bill in the Commons in July, said at the time: "The way our emergency workers are treated is a national disgrace. "They are spat at, punched, attacked or even stabbed whilst they are trying to save other people's lives. We have all seen the horrific images on TV. "But the shocking fact is that such appalling acts of violence attract no harsher penalty than an attack on an ordinary member of the public - and often no prosecution is brought." Under the bill, judges will also consider the victim being an emergency worker as an aggravating factor in offences including common assault, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm. The legislation will also give the power to take blood samples, with consent, from people who have spat at or bitten emergency workers and exposed them to the risk of infection, the government said. It also creates a new offence of failing to provide this blood sample without good cause. Mr Bryant, Labour MP for Rhondda, came top in a ballot of MPs seeking to introduce a private member's bill in June. He then asked voters across the UK and in his own constituency to choose their preferred bill from a shortlist of six. Private members' bills are one of the few chances MPs who are not ministers get to create legislation. They stand little chance of becoming law unless the government of the day decides to back them. Source - BBC Read this BBC: Harvey Weinstein: Met police investigate new claims Read this Read More Police News