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  1. Brexit: The fallout

      Exactly, however people that held actual paper records had an easier time proving their right to remain than those who didn't.  Those who were fighting to remain were repeatedly asked for documentation proving their rights, sometimes as many as 4 different documents for each year they had been alive and in the UK.   My point is that if ONLY the government holds the records then, in the event of any dispute with the government it will be very hard to prove your case.    
  2. Brexit: The fallout

    I admire, but don't share your confidence. It's not a permit, rather its a record in a database which is entirely within the control of the UK government. It's better than nothing at all, but as I said, good luck proving your status in a deportation appeal case.  
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    Yes the UK left the EU on the 31st Jan 2020, You could call that 'Brexit' if you like and many people will agree wit you. However the 'Fallout' which is what this entire thread is supposed to be about (See title). Is still far from over, and a deal where one-side can just choose to ignore the agreement is not really a deal now is it.  
  4. Brexit: The fallout

    Which just yesterday the UK government voted to break.
  5. Brexit: The fallout

      Actually they aren't. One of the 'features' of the settled status scheme is that it is all electronic and that all you get is a 'code' which you can share with people for them to check your status. What this means in practice is that in a few years time when there is another 'windrush' type scandal, no-one will have any documentary evidence to back up their claims and people will have to rely on home-office record keeping. Good luck bringing an appeal case against the government wanting to deport you in those circumstances.   Actually though I do think that almost everyone involved in the negotiations has been a bit shitty regarding citizens rights, at the start both sides said that they would not make us into bargaining chips, and in reality that is exactly what has happened. The UK could easily of done a 'unilateral' thing where it guaranteed EU citizens rights. The EU probably couldn't do the same for UK citizens because it's up to each member state to control their immigration rules. but each and any of the individual states could have done so, and the EU could have backed and supported that position.  
  6. Brexit: The fallout

    "Novichok" I think.    
  7. @jeba You could be right. I assumed covid because it's posted in Misc, but with the info provided there is no way to know.  
  8. I assume this is about traveling from the US to Germany with the current travel restrictions. The BMI has some notes on the topic here.   I don't have any experience with this myself, but the bit which would worry me would be this line:-     
  9. I have no idea if it's ethical or legal, but I don't think you will have much luck proving that they are lying. It is entirely plausible for a firm to declare a conflict of interest even if they only know the general topic of the patent.  For example if they represent a large customer with a lot of research in a particular field they might just exclude all other customers in that field, indeed they may have been required to do so in order to retain that customer. Good luck with your patent, I hope you do really well with it.  
  10. Brexit: The fallout

    No court has power to "void" a UK law anymore, that was in part what Brexit was supposed to be about, however there is such a thing as international law. As a formal international treaty, the withdrawal agreement contains language about which courts would make judgements on this. Various remedies are outlined in the WA including large fines and international sanctions, which the UK could reasonably expect to see enforced if they go ahead with this. There are also sections which allow the EU to unilaterally withdraw from sections of the WA if the UK is seen to be acting in 'Bad Faith'.    
  11. LLoyds still offer a 'basic bank account' for EU residents.   Obviously that may change at the end of the year...  
  12. Brexit: The fallout

      Read it for yourself here (PDF) I can't be arsed to go through it with a fine tooth comb, but there seems to be sections about goods, services and people, so pretty much all of it as far as I can see. I read something a few days ago saying that the EU had a 'poison pill' clause in the WA as well which meant they could cancel most of it if they they thought the UK was acting in "Bad Faith", but the article I was reading said that citizens rights were explicitly excluded from that.   So we are back in the scenario where almost everything is up for re-negotiation, the UK want black to be white and the EU don't know how to make that work. I'm really glad I'm a German now and don't have to worry about this shit. It's going to get bad come February when there are 2 day long queues for trucks to get through the ports. (Don't believe me, that is a UK government estimate)  
  13. Kurzarbeit and postponing the holidays

    Yes. They are only allowed to delay your vacation time if there is a compelling business reason. They are only allowed to put you on Kurzarbeit if there is insufficient work. It's not normally possible for both of those to be true at the same time.    
  14. Brexit: The fallout

      Fixed that for you :-)
  15. Don't panic! Test of national catastrophe alarm

    Yeah nothing here either :-( I guess we are just meant to burn.