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Priti Patel, the home secretary, has accused some EU countries of not doing enough to respect the rights of Britons living on the continent. In an article in the Daily Telegraph (paywall) to mark the fifth anniversary of the Brexit vote, she said:
The UK’s approach is very generous. Our EU settlement scheme has been open for more than two years. Many EU countries have an application window of 12 months or less; France’s is currently open for less than nine months.
We are aware that some UK nationals in the EU have faced disruption on boarding and entry to the EU; and there have been a number of reported instances of UK nationals in the EU being asked for residence documents they do not need to hold, being prevented from accessing benefits and services, and having trouble with their right to work.