Sajid Javid wants guarantees of citizens’ rights for Brits living on the continent after Brexit

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SAJID Javid has turned the table on EU bosses and demanded answers over how Brits on the continent will be treated after Brexit.

The new Home Secretary has voiced “concern” that member states have not made the same guarantees on citizens’ rights as the UK.

 Sajid Javid demanded answers over how Brits on the Continent will be treated after BrexitAlamy Live News Sajid Javid demanded answers over how Brits on the Continent will be treated after Brexit

And he vowed to push European leaders on how they intend to offer residency rights to expats, saying most had been “unclear” about their intentions.

Mr Javid made the remarks in a letter he sent to the EU Parliament’s negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, who he met yesterday in Brussels.

The Home Secretary dodged questions from reporters following the behind closed doors talks, only saying they were “constructive” before being bundled into a lift by panicked advisers.

But The Sun understands that in his letter sent this week he raised a series of concerns in it about the uncertainty facing the 1.3 million Brits living on the continent.

 Javid voiced his concerns to EU Parliament’s negotiator Guy VerhofstadtRex Features Javid voiced his concerns to EU Parliament’s negotiator Guy Verhofstadt

The Home Secretary said he “cares very deeply” about the status of expats and called for “further details” about how they will be registered to be unveiled swiftly.

Mr Javid wrote: “We are concerned that as yet we have seen little information about the practical arrangements for securing their rights.”

He added he would be taking up his complaint with the Commission and urged MEPs to “focus” on making the issue a top priority in Brussels.

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