Is EU Citizenship Meaningless? – The Dutch Seem To Think So Why have the Dutch done nothing about dual nationality?

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Last January, a short adaptation of one of my blog posts concerning citizens’ rights after Brexit, was published in the Dutch national newspaper, “Trouw.” I pointed out the problems facing British citizens who will still be living and working in the… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (27) – Love Island: A Glimmer Of Hope For Remainers

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He stole a kiss on a rock, overlooking the still ocean. A silhouette of love, a shadow of feelings. And as the sun disappeared over their new horizon, they were encompassed by the warm glow of dusk. He took her… Continue Reading

Anyone For Brexit? Theresa May Is Running Out Of Partners Resignations seem a lot easier than trade deals

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Friday 6th July will go down in the history books as the day we finally got to know what “Brexit means Brexit” actually means, if you know what I mean. This is the day when Theresa May told the UK and… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (23) – “La Maison De Monsieur Lawson”

It’s nearly two years since the UK Referendum on EU membership, and I’m not going to moan about it, like a lot of people will do, to mark the second anniversary of the Brexit vote. Others will do it much… Continue Reading

Going Dutch – Citizenship And Freedom Of Movement Are we to stay British until debt us do part?

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Freedom has a price. Most people aren’t willing to pay it. –  Jack Kevorkian (American activist) The government’s recent decision to sharply increase the cost of giving up British citizenship represents a new low point in the Brexit saga. Just… Continue Reading

Freedom Of Movement – Caught In The Tape Freedom of movement is just not negotiable

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In agreeing a deal for EU citizens in the UK, and British citizens in the EU, Theresa May has promised to keep the administrative red tape to a minimum. EU citizens, living in the UK, will still have to justify… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (21) – Why The Dalai Lama Should Replace David Davis If you're not at the table, you're on the menu

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  And how many of even the most besotted Tory Europhiles would risk bringing down the Government, when the alternative is national ruin under Marxism? On the long march to Brexit, this was a critical moment. She and her war… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (20) – Online EU Registration And Gartner’s Hype Cycle

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    According to UK home secretary, Amber Rudd, an application system for EU nationals wanting to remain in the UK after Brexit (are there any?) will be, “as easy as setting up an online account at LK Bennett”. If… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (18) – “Passeports, s’il vous plaît.”

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This is a fitting tribute to the future of reason, where everything is so logical and clear-cut. The UK has finally won me over, and convinced me to renew my UK passport even though I have a French one. The… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (17) – Brits In Europe: Status Quo Or Status Gone?

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, the more it changes, the more it is the same thing. The EU and UK have done it again, and our EU rights, as British citizens living elsewhere in the EU, are close… Continue Reading