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Britain unveils new rules to bar entry to European Union criminals

The powers will come into force from Jan. 1 when Britain's informal membership of the EU ends and it no longer has to abide by the bloc's rules on free movement.

London:  Britain's Home Office Secretary Priti Patel leaves after a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, July 25, 2019.  Newly installed Prime Minister Boris Johnson held his first Cabinet meeting Thursday, replacing many members
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“For too long, EU rules have forced us to allow dangerous foreign criminals, who abuse our values and threaten our way of life, onto our streets,” Home Secretary (interior minister) Priti Patel said

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Britain said it would introduce new rules from January to bar entry to people from the European Union with a criminal record, meaning those from the bloc would be treated the same as the rest of the world.

The powers will come into force from Jan. 1 when Britain’s informal membership of the EU ends and it no longer has to abide by the bloc’s rules on free movement.

“For too long, EU rules have forced us to allow dangerous foreign criminals, who abuse our values and threaten our way of life, onto our streets,” Home Secretary (interior minister) Priti Patel said.

“The

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First Published: Oct 23 2020 | 1:31 AM IST

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