The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has suggested that, free movement of people from the EU to the UK could be extended after Brexit.
The prime minister said there would be an implementation phase once an exit deal had been struck, with business and governments needing a period of time to adjust to any new restrictions.
The UK government insists Brexit will give the UK greater control of its borders. But Labour said Mrs. May’s comments showed she was trying to downplay expectations.
Speaking to journalists during her visit to Jordan and Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister was pressed on what would happen if there was a transitional phase after a Brexit deal is reached. Mrs. May however said the government would still be in charge of its immigration policy.