‘We want you to stay’ after Brexit, Theresa May tells Poles in UK
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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has told Poles living in her country that they were welcome and would be able to stay in the UK after Brexit.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a joint press conference with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (not pictured) following the British-Polish intergovernmental consultations in London on Thursday. Photo: EPA/LUKE MACGREGOR
Speaking at a joint press conference with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in London on Thursday, May said: "My message to Polish people is clear: You can stay and we want you to stay."
She then repeated her message in Polish: "Tak, na pewno, możecie zostać."
She praised the "immense contribution" of the nearly 1 million Polish people living in the UK.
Meanwhile, Poland’s Morawiecki on Thursday spoke in favour of continued close ties with London post-Brexit, saying that Britain is "leaving the European Union, not Europe."
Morawiecki and May on Thursday met in London along with senior members of their Cabinets as part of their countries’ third annual “intergovernmental consultations.”
Polish government ministers and their British counterparts got together to discuss issues such as international affairs, security, defence, finance and prosperity post-Brexit, according to reports.
Britain started the process of leaving the European Union last year, with a final divorce date set for March 29, 2019.
Some 985,000 Poles lived in Britain in June this year, down from 1.02 million in December last year, according to Britain’s Office for National Statistics.
Source: TVP Info, PAP