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1. Win for @AlbertoCostaMP who's persuaded Michael Gove to scrap fees for EU citizens to become British citizens if he becomes PM and to change system for EU citizens who live here so they don't have prove they have the right to stay
2. Costa says - 'EU citizens rights were wrongly placed onto the negotiating table. By absolutely guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals and making them a truly generous offer of British Citizenship, Michael Gove has got it. This is the morally right thing to do'
2. Source close to Gove says 'This is simply the right thing to do – honouring the promise of vote Leave that EU nationals studying, working + living in the UK were welcome to stay.'-in theory this could mean as many as 3m new UK citizens in unlikely event they all took up offer
3. Interesting because- it could make a big difference to EU citizens' lives and Brits abroad who could get reciprocal rights, also because MP giving Tory candidate support for v specific reason + saying so publicly
4. Gove distancing himself from one of May's policies, addressing what one source described as a 'moral gap' - NB fine details of how to achieve this not yet worked out but Costa says vital to avoid another Windrush
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