A jump in the number Brits becoming Germans shows how a lot of expats are trying to cushion the possible negative fall-out for them and their families after the Brexit vote.
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As Statista's Dyfed Loesche notes, according to recent figures by the German Statistical Office, naturalisations of British citizens have shot up by a whopping 360 percent compared to 2015 and stood at 2,865 for 2016.
Especially if the British government under Theresa May follows through with its hard-line Brexit and could end up not accepting equal rights for EU expats in Britain after Brexit, the EU could equally decide to curtail the rights of British citizens living in the EU.
The Brexit negotiations between May's new but shaky government and an increasingly impatient European Union were set to begin on Monday next week, June 19, but will probably have to be pushed back a few days.