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Peasant 9th January 2020 04:26 PM

"Brexit deepening inequalities among UK nationals in France"
 
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...nals-in-france

rynd2it 16th January 2020 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Peasant (Post 15020798)

In depth reporting NOT! They interviewed 100 people.

Stop reading the Guardian

EverHopeful 16th January 2020 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by rynd2it (Post 15025038)
In depth reporting NOT! They interviewed 100 people.

Stop reading the Guardian

You can't say Brexit hasn't created anxiety and put a significant burden on the French administration at all levels. I hope you are not proposing that people preference following the Murdoch media machine.

Tigerlillie 16th January 2020 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by rynd2it (Post 15025038)
In depth reporting NOT! They interviewed 100 people.

Stop reading the Guardian


:rofl:

Better the Guardian than the Daily Heil.

Steve Foley 16th January 2020 10:24 AM

My take? I am a Remainer but the 12 Dec 2019 General Election returned the Tories with a very good majority and they fought their campaign on "Get Brexit Done" and having got the Withdrawal Bill comfortably through Parliament the UK will leave the EU W.E.F 1st Feb 2020 although negotiations will continue until 31 Dec 2020.

So what do I feel? For those others who voted Remain and for businesses that are pro EU I will be very sorry if they suiffer as a result of the Brexit but for the Leavers who find themselves disadvantaged by it then all I will say of "Well, you voted for it. Your problem NOT mine."

Steve Foley 16th January 2020 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Tigerlillie (Post 15025078)
:rofl:

Better the Guardian than the Daily Heil.

I agree. For my own part I have a CDS for 10 years and issued to me this time last year. As soon as it is possible from 1st Feb 2020 I will take the necessary steps to get my current CDS exchanged to one matching my new status.

Smeg 16th January 2020 10:44 AM

I am struggling to understand what getting a CDS has to do with the Brexit debate.

A CDS is a silly bit pf plastic that does not fit in your wallet or pocket that you will never use.

Besides, I believe there are many Brit expats living in France who voted Brexit who will need one too.

A CDS is just an administrative process.

EverHopeful 16th January 2020 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Smeg (Post 15025146)
I am struggling to understand what getting a CDS has to do with the Brexit debate.

A CDS is a silly bit pf plastic that does not fit in your wallet or pocket that you will never use.

Besides, I believe there are many Brit expats living in France who voted Brexit who will need one too.

A CDS is just an administrative process.

The CDS was only in part what the article was about. The bigger issue seems to be confusion about the status of Brits at the local government level, or at least that was an example provided.

Smeg 16th January 2020 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by EverHopeful (Post 15025148)
The CDS was not what the article was about.

I was replying to SF. :)

Bevdeforges 16th January 2020 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve Foley (Post 15025120)
I agree. For my own part I have a CDS for 10 years and issued to me this time last year. As soon as it is possible from 1st Feb 2020 I will take the necessary steps to get my current CDS exchanged to one matching my new status.

I wouldn't try going into the prefecture on Feb 2nd or 3rd or even that first week of February. It may take a while for the local prefecture to figure out how they are going to manage the "transition" so they'll tell you to come back later.

This is where taking French nationality becomes a really viable option (well, ok, you'd have to push yourself a bit on your French). And, in your case, you wouldn't even have to give up your British nationality. In Germany, there has been something of a queue of Brits giving up their British nationality so they could take German nationality.


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