Claude Moraes, a London Labour MEP, says mandatory biometric residence cards and new rules on family members joining will prove flashpoints in next set of talks

The UK’s plans to introduce mandatory biometric residence identity cards for EU nationals and new rules on family members joining them are expected to prove major flashpoints in the next set of Brexit talks in a fortnight’s time, a leading British MEP has warned.

Claude Moraes, chairman of the European parliament’s civil liberties committee and member of the parliament’s Brexit steering committee, says the UK offer on citizens’ rights has introduced a number of unexpected flashpoints into the negotiations, particularly those which seem to leave EU nationals as “second-class” citizens in Britain.

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