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


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

Bye-bye “”, Hello EU Citizenship Over blogging and EU citizenship

It all started as an antidote to Brexit. I’m referring to my blogging, of course. I really didn’t know how to vent my anger and disappointment when I heard the result of the EU referendum. Like most of you, who… Continue Reading

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


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 (25) – “You Asked M’Lord?” Ask a stupid question, you'll get a stupid answer.


I’ve finally understood what the British people wanted, when they voted in the 2016 EU referendum to part company with those scoundrels in Brussels. This is where they wanted to be, on March 30th, 2019: Why didn’t anybody tell us… Continue Reading

Fighting To Remain – The London March Of The Penguins Like it or not, Brexit must happen.


You may not agree with this post, and you may even accuse me of being pro-Brexit, but this is the way I feel when I hear the reasons that prompted some to take to the streets of London. I harbour… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (24) – Monkey Business Undemocratic...Moi?


Before embarking on the perilous journey of trying to justify EU institutions, let me put two things straight. First, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Junker are not my two favourite characters in Euroland. In fact, I would go as far as… 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?


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

Avanti La Musica – The Italian Flop For the EU, Italian politics could be more farcical than Brexit

There’s good news, and bad news, coming from Rome. The good news is that Italian coalition governments don’t last that long. Since WWII, there have been 19 general elections, but more than 60 different governments. The chances are, then, that… Continue Reading

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


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