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According to confidential details of a Home Office meeting leaked to Business Insider, the Home Office officials in Theresa May’s government have said to discuss retaining free movement for EU citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Key Points:

‘Border Force officials met in January to discuss contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit. Among the options considered was a plan to allow “no more checks at the border,”

A source close to the Home Office explained that the Border Force would likely have little other choices than to carry on treating EU citizens preferentially because it does not have the staffing capacity to cope with a surge in the processing of non-EEA citizens.

Among the options considered by officials was a “worst case scenario” in which “ministers [are asked]to tolerate higher risk for security,” by not carrying out full security checks on new arrivals.”