UK to end EU free movement immediately after Brexit

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Britain said it will immediately end freedom of movement for people from the European Union after Brexit on October 31, in a policy shift under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

“Freedom of movement as it currently stands will end on October 31 when the UK leaves the EU,” a Downing Street spokeswoman said.

She added the government planned “tougher criminality rules for people entering the UK” as part of the new hardline stance.

“Details of other changes immediately on October 31 for a new immigration system are currently being developed,” the spokeswoman said.

The change comes amid growing fears Britain is set to leave the 28-member bloc without a deal in two and a half months.