Brexit: short term certainty for immigration rights of EEA nationals beyond 29 March

Amidst the seemingly endless chaos and uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations, votes and pledges on everything from free market access to customs unions, to trade deals, Irish border back-stops and bar room banter in Brussels… there is now some short term certainty about the rights of the 3.5 million EEA nationals living and working in the UK beyond the 29 March 2019.

The Brady Amendment and the Malthouse Compromise

As 2019 continues the old Brexit terms, such as four freedoms, customs union, free movement, Withdrawal Agreement and backstop, are increasingly being sidelined as the media grapples with two conciliatory methods proposed by Conservative members of parliament: the “Malthouse Compromise” and “Brady Amendment”. Let’s take a look and unpick these.