No 10 has said rules allowing EU nationals to live and work freely in the UK will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit at the end of October.
Theresa May’s government had considered extending freedom of movement to 2021 or allowing EU citizens to stay in the UK for three months before having to apply for a longer stay.
However both those options have now been dropped, in favour of a new approach which will be set out later.
About 3m EU citizens live in the UK.
Freedom of movement allows EU citizens to live and work in other European Union countries.
Asked about the issue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK would not “become remotely hostile to immigration or immigrants”.
He added that “immigration into the UK will be democratically controlled.”
A Downing Street spokeswoman reiterated the government’s desire for an Australian-style points-based system.
She also added that “tougher criminality rules” for those coming to the UK will be introduced.
Under the withdrawal agreement, negotiated by Theresa May, freedom of movement would have stayed for a two year transition period.
However MPs repeatedly voted down Mrs May’s deal and unless an agreement can be reached the UK will leave without a deal on 31 October.
In a no-deal scenario, those EU citizens with the right to permanent residence in the UK – which is granted after they have lived in the UK for five years – should not see their rights affected.
EU nationals who are already in the UK would be unaffected and can apply for settled status or pre-settled status in the same way as now.
‘Irresponsible and reckless’
The Lib Dems’ home affairs spokesperson Sir Ed Davey accused the government of being “irresponsible and reckless”.
He said “employers up and down the country won’t know what the law is”, adding “this will hugely increase the damage cause by a no-deal Brexit.”
Director of the Migration Observatory Madeleine Sumption said ending freedom of movement could “simply mean ending the role of EU law in governing the rights of EU citizens here and replacing it with UK law”.
However she said it could also mean introducing a new “substantially more restrictive” system.
She said it would be “quite difficult” to enforce any new rules before the process of registering those EU citizens who have already been living in the UK for years has been completed.
BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said the logistics of the new scheme still had to be worked out.
“You’ve got to remember this: 40 million people arrive from the EU, EU nationals, every year into the UK. So for the ports and airports that will mean enhanced checks if freedom of movement rules are abolished straightaway and that will put quite a burden on the staff working at Britain’s ports and airports.”
The operation has cost NZ$74,000 (US$47,000; £39,000), which includes transportation, designing the hoist, and “Wellington-proofing” the hand against the local elements, Stuff news website reports.
The relocation of the five-metre tall (16 feet) sculpture, which weighs 400kg (880 pounds), has stirred up a mixture of revulsion and civic pride in New Zealand’s capital.
Some people hate it, but on the other hand…
One spectator told Newshub that the “Lovecraftian” sculpture left her “deeply uncomfortable and perplexed”. Early 20th century American writer HP Lovecraft was known for works of horror featuring nightmarish creatures, described as beyond the imaginations of mortal men.
Twitter users are comparing the face of the artwork to US president Donald Trump, and drawing analogies to Thing, the disembodied hand from The Addams Family.
But there’s support for the hand as well. “Thumbs up!” says one Twitter user welcoming the addition of challenging public art on the city skyline. One Facebook user says “I love it, personally. The people who hate it are incredibly boring”.
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The artwork is named Quasi after Quasimodo, the titular character in French author Victor Hugo’s 1831 book The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Mr van Hout says the piece was named after the book’s bell-ringer because “it’s a human form that’s not quite human as well. The idea of something that resembles a human but is not quite human”.
Wellington City Gallery’s chief curator Robert Leonard told Stuff.nz that the piece is about how things that are different tend to be misunderstood. Noting how the Parisian Quasimodo came to be loved by the people of the French capital, he said people would see through the piece’s “loathsomeness, its disfigurement, [and] its hideousness and [decide it] almost asks to be loved”.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was back at Stamford Bridge on Sunday – this time as manager – and although his side were unable to hang on for victory there was much to be impressed by.
Lampard has been entrusted with finally bringing through some of the club’s fleet of young talent and in the first half against Leicester we got a glimpse of what could lie ahead for Blues fans.
Yes, Leicester were impressive in the second half and deserved a point as Lampard’s side again faded, but there were enough positive signs to suggest that Chelsea are heading down the right path under their record goalscorer.
A calculated decision to bring youngsters in
It’s easy to forget that Chelsea finished third last season, such was the unrest under now Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri at times.
But Lampard has not been handed an easy job. The club are serving a transfer ban and lost their best player during the summer, with Eden Hazard moving to Real Madrid for a fee that could reach £150m.
To counter that, Lampard has made a calculated decision to bring youngsters in to his side this season and we are starting to see his philosophy on the pitch. Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic started at Stamford Bridge while Tammy Abraham was introduced from the bench.
With England internationals Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi still to come back from injury as well, there is the backbone of a young, energetic side ready to emerge.
A draw against Leicester means that Lampard is the first Chelsea manager to fail to win any of his first three games in charge since Rafael Benitez in 2012-13, but Chelsea played well for long periods against Manchester United and Liverpool and but for a bit of luck he could have already won a trophy.
There is already evidence of a progressive style and you can see an improvement in the team. Lampard is in at the right time for Chelsea. Everything he does is for the club.
Against Leicester, in the first half in particular, Chelsea were first to everything and pressed with such intensity as they made the most of the energy a young team gives you. You can see a growth in Chelsea in a short time and, while they have faded in all three games so far, I have not seen anything to worry me.
It’s certainly far too early in a season to compare Lampard’s Chelsea to the team under Sarri last year, and we will learn more as the team adapt to his patterns and behaviours. All they are lacking so far – and it’s a big all – is an ability to close a game off and win.
Mount was rested for the European game against Liverpool in midweek but the 20-year-old was back in the starting XI and, in putting the Blues ahead after seven minutes, he became the first English player to score for Chelsea under an English manager since Dennis Wise in May 1996.
Lampard, of course, knows Mount well after having the midfielder with him at Derby County last season, where he scored 11 times and played well enough to win a full England call-up from Gareth Southgate.
He is making the step up to the Premier League, which is massive, but he has one huge advantage – a manager who believes in him.
I can relate to just how crucial that is. I was 24 when I left Millwall in the Championship to play under David Moyes at Everton and I knew that he trusted me to make an impact and would stand by me and give me time. That’s a huge boost for a player and Lampard is already seeing what Mount can offer at this level.
Mount was excellent on Sunday, having more shots (five) and shots on target (three) than any other player on the pitch, while his passing accuracy in the opponents’ half of 90.5% was also the best on display.
In the top flight, playing for a big club, the major difference for any player is being clinical. That will define Mount as a player. When I look at a young player coming into a side I think, ‘can you put yourself in good positions?’
You don’t always expect a young player to score every time, but the time to worry is when they don’t get into the positions to score. Against Leicester in the first half Mount certainly showed that this won’t be an issue.
He had already gone close with a shot straight at Kasper Schmeichel when he showed great desire to close Wilfred Ndidi down on the edge of his own area, drive on and score. I like the way he took the shot so early, not giving Schmeichel a chance to get set.
He could have had a second goal with a header which was too close to Schmeichel but again, he was in the right position.
Mount was the closest central midfielder to the striker but he’s not a number 10 – he showed other sides to his game too such as when he galloped back into his own penalty area to clear a dangerous James Maddison cross in the second half as Leicester looked to build pressure.
It’s very early days but if he plays like this he will play a lot for Chelsea – Lampard trusts him.
Giroud to be a key man?
He’s won 90 caps for France and a World Cup, but Olivier Giroud had only started 13 Premier League games for Chelsea in 18 months before Sunday’s game.
He’s a clever player who gives those playing behind him space and he showed on Sunday that he will be integral to how Chelsea look to play under Lampard. He’s such an unselfish player who loves to pin centre-backs and bring others into play and from the start he was heavily involved.
The game was just 48 seconds old when the Frenchman chested a ball into the path of Pedro, who volleyed into the side-netting. Giroud then helped fashion a chance for Mount and pulled off a superb backheel to find N’Golo Kante, who was denied a goal against his old club.
Giroud always had a runner looking to get in behind and stretch Leicester, whether that be Pedro, Mount or Pulisic, all of whom impressed in the first period. That front four were almost on a string at times, pressing in a wave and moving fluently across the pitch.
Can Abraham step up?
I was impressed with Chelsea and Lampard for the first hour but the game changed when he replaced Giroud with Abraham in the 61st minute.
It left too many inexperienced players together at the top of the pitch and the change felt pre-planned. Leicester were just starting to apply pressure and Lampard may have felt that he needed to freshen things up at the hour mark but I would have liked the change to have been delayed until the storm had been weathered.
The team was feeding off of Giroud and his experience could have been key to Chelsea keeping hold of the ball better to control the game.
Abraham is a different sort of striker. The 21-year-old is clearly talented – he has scored 48 goals in 78 games in two loan spells in the Championship – but at this moment in time Chelsea may play better without him.
It’s early days but he doesn’t suit the system Chelsea were playing. Giroud is often fairly static and a focal point for Chelsea’s attacks while Abraham is always on the move.
Chelsea looked like a team in the first hour who had trained for this game with Giroud up front. He triggered their pressing and was at the heart of their good play, and they lost their way as the game wore on, with Leicester having 11 attempts on goal after the break.
Next up for Lampard and Chelsea come games against two newly-promoted sides in Norwich and Sheffield United. A first win may not be far away.
Tim Cahill was speaking to BBC Sport’s Tom Rostance.
Syria has condemned a Turkish convoy bound for a town in the rebel-held northern province of Idlib.
Russian and Syrian air strikes are reportedly trying to halt the convoy’s advance – raising fears of direct clashes between the countries.
Idlib is one of the few areas in Syria not under government control.
On Sunday evening a Russian-backed government offensive reached Khan Sheikhoun, the rebel stronghold where the Turkish convoy is headed.
The convoy – reportedly made up of dozens of armoured vehicles – is laden with ammunition, and entered Idlib province on Monday.
Air strikes, which reportedly killed one fighter with the group, have forced the convoy to halt on a highway north of the town.
Syrian state media condemned the move as an act of aggression and said the munitions would not stop government forces “hunting the remnants of terrorists”.
What’s happening in Syria?
Government forces, backed by Russia, reportedly entered the northwest outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun on Sunday. They are seeking to recapture Idlib province from jihadist and rebel groups.
A colonel from a rebel faction confirmed to Reuters news agency that there were battles going on on the outskirts. Fighters from a Turkish-backed rebel force have joined the defence, he said.
Khan Sheikhoun, which was hit by a Sarin gas attack in 2017, is a strategically important town in the south of the province.
Idlib province is the last major anti-Assad stronghold in Syria after eight years of war. In recent weeks government forces have stepped up their assault, killing hundreds of civilians and driving hundreds of thousands from their homes.
Syrian forces have now massed to both the east and west of Khan Sheikhoun, and air strikes are targeting the centre and surrounding villages.
Many of the UK cases were acquired abroad with some onward spread in under-vaccinated communities.
Just 87% of children in England are receiving their second dose, which is below the 95% target for measles elimination.
The first dose of the MMR vaccine is offered to all one-year-olds. Children are given a second dose of MMR before they start school.
But estimates suggest that in England, one in seven five-year-olds has yet to be fully immunised. Uptake in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has been higher than in England, but still below target.
Experts say the drop in uptake may be partly because of complacency – people perceiving the threat of infection as too low to matter. Anti-vaccination messaging may also have contributed.
Mr Johnson said: “There’s a number of reasons why people don’t get themselves or their children the vaccines they need, but we need decisive action across our health service and society to make sure communities are properly immunised.
“From reassuring parents about the safety of vaccines, to making sure people are attending follow-up appointments, we can and must do more to halt the spread of infectious, treatable diseases in modern-day Britain.”
Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “We are still suffering from the now entirely debunked MMR scandal of the nineties, and it is potentially disastrous that as a result so many young people are now susceptible to serious, often life-threatening infectious diseases, such as measles, that we could have completely eradicated in this country if this had never happened.
“People who were not vaccinated as children need to understand that it is not too late to have their MMR jab and we would urge them to do so.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “It’s easy to forget how devastating measles can be, precisely because vaccines are so effective at preventing it in the first place.
“With this strategy, the whole health system will come together to renew focus on vaccinations – especially for our children – and this time we will eliminate measles for good.”
Measles is a highly contagious and dangerous infection. Anyone who has not received two doses of MMR vaccine will be at risk.
Measles is now endemic in countries including France, Germany and Italy.
Measles cases nearly tripled globally during the first seven months of the year compared to the same period in 2018, the World Health Organization has confirmed.
So far this year there have been 364,808 measles cases reported around the world.
Some schools re-opened in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday but few students turned up amid ongoing tensions over the Indian government’s shock decision to strip the region of its special status two weeks ago.
A lockdown remains largely in place in the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley but authorities said they were re-opening nearly 200 primary schools in Srinagar, the largest city.
However, classrooms at schools visited by reporters mostly appeared empty. Parents said that they were worried about safety.
Despite the security clampdown in Kashmir, there have been frequent protests against the loss of special status and some have turned violent.
Kashmir is a Himalayan territory disputed by India and Pakistan. Each country controls part of the territory and the Indian-administered side – Jammu and Kashmir – has now been downgraded from a federal state and split into two union territories ruled by Delhi.
There has been a separatist insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir for three decades, with tens of thousands of people killed.
The government began partially restoring landline connectivity over the weekend, but mobile networks and the internet remained switched off as more protests were reported.
BBC correspondents report that many parents prefer to keep their children at home until mobile networks are restored.
The Reuters news agency quoted a teacher at one school as saying that students could not be expected to attend in such “volatile” conditions.
It added that a number of the schools supposed to open had been been locked or very lightly staffed.
Only government schools have re-opened, with private schools remaining closed, India’s PTI news agency reports.
Officials said that they were trying to ascertain how many students had attended in total.
The communications blackout in the region has made reporting from Indian-administered Kashmir difficult.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consistently defended the unilateral move to strip the region of its constitutional special status, saying that it was needed to facilitate economic development and improve security.
But Kashmiri political leaders and activists have characterised the decision as a betrayal and have voiced fury that it was implemented without any consultation with local leaders.
Well-known political leaders have been held in detention since the revocation of special status.