Theresa May has done well in her first foray into the Brexit negotiations. She has made an offer to EU citizens, who have been here for five years, that they can have British citizenship and remain permanently.
The fact that the Court of Justice of the European Union has immediately refused Theresa May’s offer, is what happens when people are depressed. After thinking for a while, they tend to think that the offer is not too bad and with a little tweaking, they can accept it.
However, the Court of EU Jurisdiction wants to have power over EU citizens living here. The most important feature of any deal is that a country withdrawing from a union of states will be free of any legal jurisdiction. It is one of the features we hate most and being mavericks, we don’t like anyone wielding power over us, except our own government.
Theresa May’s offer is kind to EU citizens already here. With luck, the fretting over Brexit will mean only those who are serious about making their homes here, will wish to stay. The other reason is that various nationalities are having as many children as possible to anchor them here and also to claim UK Child Welfare Benefits when they go home. It is ridiculous, but true and it’s bloodsucking in my view.
It is decision time for all EU citizens in the UK.
Have a reflective week