Guy Verhofstadt said he had been assured by the UK Government that people who fail to apply for settled status will be permitted to continue living in the UK.
Downing Street has U-turned on its calls for a fundraising campaign set up so Big Ben can chime on Brexit Day.
Nigel Farage reportedly can't get permission to launch fireworks from the River Thames to mark Britain's departure from the EU on 31 January.
'We should have been bold enough to defend free movement and the opportunities and benefits that it brings,' said the leadership hopeful.
A total of 49% of people believe the bells should stay silent, compared with just 37% who want them to ring out.
In a letter to Scotland's first minister, the PM said: “I cannot agree to any request for a transfer of power that would lead to further independence referendums.”
Boris Johnson says the government is working on a way for Big Ben to ring out just before Britain leaves the EU.
Baroness Hayter accused ministers of paying scant regard to normal democratic methods.
The image demonstrates how Jeremy Corbyn’s “New Clause 2” amendment to Mr Johnson’s Brexit bill was voted down convincingly by the Tories.
Former Tory minister Penny Mordaunt said it was more important to reassure people rather than celebrate.