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Post Brexit EU citizenship for UK citizens
« on: January 19, 2020, 10:17:35 AM »
There is a rather strange court case starting, and of course it has been initiated by an Oxford professor. Once the UK leaves to EU, and that is certain to happen now, then its citizens will no longer be subject to the European Court of Justice whilst they are in the UK. However, the court action, which is being started in the ECJ, claims that the UK leaving the EU should not deprive UK citizens of EU freedom of movement rights and citizenship of the EU. Of course, the EU will have no jurisdiction over the UK, so no reciprocal arrangement will be enforceable. If the ECJ rules in favour of this action, it will create a massive headache for the EU. For example, will it mean that the UK will have the right to elect MEPs whilst not being under EU jurisdiction? What about their descendants - will they also be EU citizens?

I'll try to find out a bit more, and post an update.