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Brexit Brits Abroad

Dec 20, 2019

This episode sees Michaela joined by Adrienne Yong, lecturer at City Law School (, to talk legal perspectives on Brexit and citizens’ rights. Adrienne offers her analysis of what case law reveals about shifts within legal understandings of EU citizenship. She charts the trajectory of EU citizenship from its base in market citizenship—where the rights of citizenship are in the service of economic integration within the Union—towards an approach more grounded in fundamental rights which takes as a starting point the citizen. Discussing settled status for EU citizens in the UK and the loss of EU citizenship for UK nationals living in the EU27, the discussion turns to how these legal perspectives can help us to understand how Brexit sits in relation to what has come before.

Read more from Adrienne about the removal of EU citizenship in this article for The Conversation (