Derry woman puts her finger on a bizarre Brexit anomaly

Emma de Souza’s court battle exposes what she sees as a flaw in Withdrawal Agreement

Ms de Souza insists that she has never been British, a status that she can therefore not reject. Above, Emma DeSouza and her husband, Jake. Photograph: Emma DeSouza

Ms de Souza insists that she has never been British, a status that she can therefore not reject. Above, Emma DeSouza and her husband, Jake. Photograph: Emma DeSouza

Emma de Souza has put her finger on a serious and bizarre anomaly that even British prime minister Theresa May acknowledges.

Her battle through the British courts is exposing what she and human rights campaigners see as a significant flaw in the implementation of the Belfast Agreement and now, as a consequence, in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement which is supposed to have taken on its obligations.

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