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Started by BallyMoney on Oct 12, 2015 9:35:11 AM
Anyone else here applying for a 2nd Passport as insurance for Brexit?

Ive just had metting with lawyer and apparentally it should be plain sailing as ive been more than 8 years, can speak the language and may even be let off the language part as I got my MA here locally. Whole process should be sorted out be mid 2016 and cost about 250 euros - and I get to keep my British passport and citizenship too.

Will be ironic if the main result of the refendum business is that million or so Brits end up with dual nationality...

milhouse - 12 Oct 2015 09:36:04 (#1 of 371)

TBH I can't see Britain leaving, and if they did I can't see them not staying as part of the EEA.

milhouse - 12 Oct 2015 09:36:59 (#2 of 371)

And if even if they did go down the suicide route there'd be time to sort everything out.

BallyMoney - 12 Oct 2015 09:37:56 (#3 of 371)

quite possibly Milhouse but 1 I dont want to take the risk and 2 for the 250 euro investment you get a couple of advantages with the extra citizenship that are probably worth it anyway.

milhouse - 12 Oct 2015 09:38:25 (#4 of 371)

Ah well, fair enough.

BallyMoney - 12 Oct 2015 09:38:42 (#5 of 371)

So you are not considering doing the same for France?

AppleCatcher - 12 Oct 2015 09:41:03 (#6 of 371)

I am concerned the In campaign is going to be run on the same lines as the Scotland referendum In campaign, focussing on the negatives. I suppose it will all come down to what Murdoch thinks. I'll start the application process for UK citizenship as soon as the Luxipommes coffers are replenished. I can't quite afford the £1k easily at the moment.

milhouse - 12 Oct 2015 09:41:41 (#7 of 371)

No. If it becomes clear that that would be the way to go then possibly. But As I say I don't see any reason to worry about it just yet.

milhouse - 12 Oct 2015 09:42:57 (#8 of 371)

If I were running the 'stay' campaign I would absolutely go with the negatives of leaving: it's a leap into the dark. The 'out' campaign don't seem to have much beyond 'oh, it'll be fine somehow' and some vague waffle about sovereignty.

BallyMoney - 12 Oct 2015 09:43:17 (#9 of 371)

Lux charges 1k? Lord mind you Id expect there are some tax advantages to be had from that...

milhouse - 12 Oct 2015 09:43:59 (#10 of 371)

Fuck yes. All the people I know who operate via companies in Luxembourg drive bigger cars than I do.

BallyMoney - 12 Oct 2015 09:46:03 (#11 of 371)


I think on balance you are probably right, however im not as complacent as you as (without turning this into another Scottish thread) the Scottish refendum was quite close and the implications for Scotland were far greater and more transparent than the EU refendum and secondly many Scotts attachment to britishness is deeper than many Nrits attachment to the EU.

It wont be as overwhelming as I think you imagine.

milhouse - 12 Oct 2015 09:47:02 (#12 of 371)

the Scottish refendum was quite close

It wasn't that close. But yes, I take your point about the abstract nature of things. But I think sense will prevail.

GrrrIbdis - 12 Oct 2015 09:47:19 (#13 of 371)

The 'out' campaign became credible, even honorable, because everyone saw what the EU did to Greece. It's going to be unstoppable, unless the EU itself is drastically reformed, which seems less than likely.

milhouse - 12 Oct 2015 09:48:13 (#14 of 371)

If it's unstoppable, how come there's currently a 16% lead for 'stay'?

milhouse - 12 Oct 2015 09:49:39 (#15 of 371)

Current odds: Stay: 4/11, leave 2/1

nemo75 - 12 Oct 2015 09:49:46 (#16 of 371)

I expect (hope) that in the event of a vote to leave Ireland will pop up with an offer to UK citizens wanting to jump ship. That is my only realistic route given my lack of language skills.

Hundredsand - 12 Oct 2015 09:50:47 (#17 of 371)

I must be very out of touch. Is exit really likely?

BallyMoney - 12 Oct 2015 09:51:17 (#18 of 371)

yes I think the brexit campaign was largely seen until recently as a UKIP plus movement (ie it will split the tories but the rest will hold.

However with the last year or two ive noticed much of the old leftwing enthusaism for the EU fading - I can see the UKIP/tories tipping twoards exit with enough left leaning voters apathetic or voting out to leave the result alot tighter than was originally imagined.

I fully expect the OUT campaign to get upwards of 40%

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GrrrIbdis - 12 Oct 2015 09:52:37 (#20 of 371)

Exit was a fringe and nutter matter until this last summer. Now, it's perfectly respectable and seen as a route away from complicity with the neocon right. Wrongly. But still.

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