The propsal for some form of retention of our current rights still seems to be just about alive, this from David Davis to the parliamentary Brexit committee
Jeremy Lefroy: Finally, Chairman, could I ask one more question? A few months ago, the European Parliament’s Mr Verhofstadt came forward with an idea of associate citizenship that might be available to British citizens after we leave the EU. This is quite attractive to a large number of British citizens, particularly young citizens, but not necessarily just the young. Is this an issue that has been discussed in detail or at all during the negotiations? I think it is something that a lot of people in the UK would like to hear more of.
Mr Davis: No, it has not. Again, the issue of the future relationship versus current circumstances would pre-empt that. Yes, I remember it now you mention it. Very much, to be honest, it is something in the gift of the Union rather than us. We will see whether Mr Verhofstadt pursues it. I talk to him quite a lot. I quite like him, despite our differences.
Q143 Jeremy Lefroy: Could I ask if you would raise it with Mr Verhofstadt next time?
Mr Davis: I will point out your interest next time I see him.
And this in parliament last week from the Independant;
During a session of the House of Common on Thursday Mr Davis was asked by Tory backbencher Jeremy Lefroy whether he would consider giving British nationals the “right to go and work within the EU without a visa”.
He added: “The idea of associate citizenship is something that was raised by the president of the European Parliament and others. Would he look seriously at this so that British workers - particularly perhaps younger British workers - would have the opportunity to go and work in the European Union without a visa certainly for a limited, if not extended, period of time?”
Mr Davis replied: “Yes, we will look at these altogether - I have spoken to Guy Verhofstadt about this briefly, not at great length, already.
“I will be interested to hear from him what he hears from what they are proposing, and of course we will listen to anything of this nature.
“The aim of this exercise is to be good for Europe, good for Britain and that means good for the citizens of Europe and Britain and that’s what we’ll intend to do.”
Reacting to Mr Davis's comments, Mr Verfhostadt said: "Great to see that the idea of associate EU citizenship for UK citizens who want it, is also gaining traction in the U.K. government. All the more reason to speed up the withdrawal talks so we can write a new, positive story together."
There are currently 3 petitions to the European Parliament in support of these proposals please may I ask canalworlders to sign up, to strengthen the hand of those politicians willing to support them