Post-Brexit Britain is wrongly detaining EU citizens – a move that could easily backfire on Britons travelling abroad
“Never again!” Of dozens of pained messages sent to the Guardian by EU citizens who have had run-ins with the UK Border Force since Brexit, this is the expression that stands out. These people insist they will never visit Britain again.
Recent stories in this newspaper show people are being locked up, handcuffed, humiliated, stopped from accessing their medication, prevented from communicating with family or lawyers and kept in fear or ignorance. This is the new reality for EU citizens at UK borders. Airport warning signs should read “Welcome to Hostile Britain”.