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Theresa May has tweeted a link to her open letter to EU nationals living in the UK.

“Putting people first”. My open letter to EU citizens living in the UK #Brexit https://t.co/Lz3ayAKtOw

Owen Paterson, the Conservative former environment secretary and one of the signatories of the Leave Means Leave ‘Let’s default to WTO’ open letter (see 9.18am), was on the Today programme talking about it. He said that the UK should not be “terrified” of leaving the European Union without a deal and that trading on WTO (World Trade Organisation) terms would be acceptable.

He said it was “inevitable at the moment, it is an ineluctable certainty we are going to end up with WTO at the end of this anyway” so it was better to “state that now” and give business time to prepare.

Typically defeatist talk from @OwenPaterson on @BBCr4 today absurd to walk away without deal #sticktoitnegotiationsarenteasy

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