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This is important. On March 7th the UKG changed the definition of an EEA citizen to exclude those who are also British.

They have alao stated that "as a matter of law" the people of Northern Ireland are British by birth.

NI born Irish citizens will not be considered EU citizens
The relevant line under definition of an EEA citizen is "who is not also a British citizen"

There's an exception for those that have naturalised but that would not be the case for anyone born in Northern Ireland. It's considered automatic.

This is a change to the previous rules
If we put this into black and white.

Irish citizen born in the South will be accepted as EU citizens in the United kingdom.

Irish citizens born in the North will not.

How can the Home Secretary justify splitting Irish citizens into two categories?
I see people putting out requests for a statement from @simoncoveney @theSNP @allianceparty @sinnfeinireland & @SDLPlive I support these calls

This change in the immigration rules will not only affect those who are Irish but those who choose to be dual nationals under the GFA
The official document. Page 41 - definitions

The change is that dual British nationals, British by birth, will not be considered an EEA national in the UK

The UKG has stated the people of Northern Ireland are "Automatically British by birth"

The UKG has been moving in this direction for some time

Evidenced by my own court case

I'm an Irish national being denied their EU rights & told they're British

This policy appears to be expanding

“UK Government Refuses to recognise Irish citizenship” link.medium.com/7uQRQL2IvV
The Irish Times have covered this developing story;

This creates in essence two tiers of Irish citizens: those that can retain their EU rights and those that can’t.

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