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Michael Gove to pledge free UK citizenship for 3 million EU nationals as PM

Christian Fernsby |
Tory leadership candidate Michael Gove is set to pledge free British citizenship for 3 million EU nationals after Brexit if he becomes prime minister, The Guardian reported, citing sources.

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The Environment Secretary, who was one of the key figures in the Vote Leave campaign, is also planning to abolish the need to prove settled status, according to the media report.

Gove reportedly believes the pledge would honour promises given to EU citizens by the Vote Leave campaign during the 2016 referendum.

Gove has already pledged support to a campaign by the Conservative party backbencher Alberto Costa, who claimed to have canvassed opinions from leadership candidates on the issue.

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