WTF Chart Of The Day - Brexit Prompts Brits To Turn German

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.

Infographic: Brexit Prompts Brits to Turn German | Statista

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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.


Thoresen Wed, 06/14/2017 - 03:03 Permalink

Corbyn got a good vote by offering everyone free stuff without campaigning about Brexit at all.
The Northern Ireland border is now the key to the whole Brexit outcome.

Jubal Early quadraspleen Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:03 Permalink

Its about being an EU citizen and a member of Schengen, not about which EU country one manages to get a passport from.  With a EU member passport (except now Bulgaria and Romania) not only is travel and work unrestricted, but this EU person is eligable for all medical care, unemployment insurance and welfare benefits in any country he decides to live in.   Up until Brexit there was no incentive for a Brit in Germany to go through the hassle of becoming a German because he had the right to all the same benefits as a German.This is completely different from the US person who suffers under citizenship based taxation.  There is no disadvantage for a English/German person from having both passes.  A US/German person living in Germany who actually financially contributes to German society faces an IRS (still being run by Obama appointee (((Koskinen))) compliance nightmare with FBARS, 8938's, Fatca, currency translations, deemed sales, and on and on.  A good international tax attorney able to deal with (((IRS))) complexity costs nearly $1000/hour or even more.

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yabs Wed, 06/14/2017 - 04:17 Permalink

Proves how fuckin hypocrituxal uk cunts are. They usually gate Germans because of the war abd football but because of a vote they decide they now love them. 

bombdog Wed, 06/14/2017 - 04:51 Permalink

All of 2,865 people. Wow a mass exodus.Good luck to them, auf wiedersehen.(just don't let your daughters hang around train stations)

BritBob Wed, 06/14/2017 - 05:51 Permalink

Fair to say that the majority of the people in Britain were happy to join an economic union with free trade, but not a political union. Who wants to be ruled by Brussels? And who wants uncontrolled immigration?There is a trade imbalance in favour of the European Union so it is in the interest of the EU to make amicable arrangements with the United Kingdom. What's more, the UK can do its own trade deals on a one-to-one basis instead of having the EU to deal 27 member states before it makes a trade deal. Hard or soft Brexit the road ahead might be a little bumpy especially when one country (or part of a country in Belgium re the Canada EU deal) can stall negotiations for so long. Spain could act in a similar fashion over Gibraltar and has the cheek to maintain its Gibraltar sovereignty claim. Claim?Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law: it could be a quick hasta luego ! 

Truly Inspiration Wed, 06/14/2017 - 06:00 Permalink

You should bring the figures how many Germans are leaving their home country.  997.551 Germans left Germany in 2015You can imagine that the figures will grow dramatically in 2016 and how the future will look like.The brainless Germans will remain in Rest-Germany enriched with the new culture group flooding my former homeland.I never regret that I left Germany. It is not my home anymore but a battlefield for politics of the world elite.

smacker Wed, 06/14/2017 - 06:14 Permalink

There are just as many people from the EU, probably more, acquiring British citizenship for the same reason: they fear being turfed out when Britain leaves.Doing this in either direction does not prevent them going back home in the future if/when they want to.

smacker Sandmann Wed, 06/14/2017 - 08:55 Permalink

Are you suggesting that an EU national who acquires British residency status or even citizenship will be denied returning to their home country in the future?I appreciate that some countries in the world do not recognise dual-citizenship, but I'm not aware any EU member state does that. I possess official residency status in Brazil but it never would deny me re-entry into the UK nor vice-versa.

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Imakewinedisappear Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:07 Permalink

I live in Germany, and am about to take the citizenship. Yes, I've met (and done the exams with) plenty of Brits applying. Imagine my shock when I went to the exams, picturing lots of "refugees", and finding that I was the less, err, white of the group (an Italian in a bunch of Brits and Eastern Europeans).All of the ones I met were middle aged Brits, who had been living in Germany for years but never bothered applying, and who finally decided an EU passport would not hurt. But they didn't look that worried, this I can say.

Sandmann Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:56 Permalink

Britons who have lived in Germany >10 years rarely change Nationality  - 3.9%. Most people applying are Turks, Syrians. Germany has dual citizenship so some people think a second passport helps but it complicates tax and inheritance laws.Some of these people are Jews who chose UK in 1930s but have special Right To Return laws