murphaph

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About murphaph

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  • Location Brandenburg
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  1. Brexit: The fallout

    There's no way the EU will allow the UK direct access to Europol databases without being subject to the ECJ. It just won't happen.
  2. Brexit: The fallout

    Germany is extremely unlikely to strip anyone of citizenship given the history of the third Reich making lots of use of this. It's still a sensitive matter.
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    Johnson's long waffling speech yesterday didn't mention the Irish border once. It's the circle the Brexiteers can't square.
  4. Brexit: The fallout

    Brexit is all about the re-introduction of the class system IMO.
  5. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    One of the things on my list is an erweiterte Meldebescheinigung. Anybody been asked for that?
  6. Brexit: The fallout

    Renegade...the Schengen treaty specifically allows for temporary border closure by a signatory state. 
  7. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    I don't know if that's possible in my case. I'm Irish.
  8. Brexit: The fallout

    @kiplette with FT articles if you google the headline you'll bypass the paywall. The report was compiled for cabinet.    I'm not reveling in anything. The UK's decision is going to directly damage my country more than any other after itself.    Brexit is a terribly sad mistake and my fear is that despite the grave warnings, the ordinary people won't believe it until they see it. The UK is leaving the bloc on principle but people believe the EU won't similarly act on principle and will break every rule of the single market to allow the UK a dual life, both inside and outside it. It's not going to happen. The UK will become a third country in a year's time. The EU cannot fudge things the way a national government can. It is completely built on law. If it's not written down it doesn't happen.     
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    https://www.ft.com/content/33c51a40-0c5c-11e8-839d-41ca06376bf2   The forecasts show devastating reductions in GDP for vast swathes of the UK, most notably in the strongest leave regions of England.
  10. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    In fairness to my Kreis (Landkreis Havelland) the nice lady answered my first email enquiry within a couple of hours on Wednesday by asking for my full address so she could post out the full list of documents I'd need to bring to the personal meeting where the application would be formally made. Should be here tomorrow.
  11. Brexit: The fallout

    It'll have to be decided by the ECJ as to whether or not A50 can be withdrawn. It is not envisaged in the treaty.
  12. Brexit: The fallout

    The UK could already have taken any or all of several steps to drastically reduce immigration.   It didn't.
  13. Brexit: The fallout

    Grown up response. I take it you agree with all the other stuff in my post then.
  14. Brexit: The fallout

    The thing is, the politicians in Europe realise that migration from outside the EU is a major concern for the people and ultimately the numbers coming now are a fraction of what they were when people were falling off trains in Munich Hbf.   The UK, instead of working inside the EU towards a solution has opted to simply leave.   That's the UK's prerogative but the EU is actually capable of sorting this stuff out.   The UK had the ability to reduce half its inward migration (the non-EU component) to nil, had it so desired. It never really reduced it at all. The EU migrants can as we all know be sent home if they are not productive members of society. You are not allowed under EU FoM rules to simply rock up and claim benefits. The UK never bothered clamping down on this, indeed the UK (and Ireland and Sweden) were the only countries that threw open the doors when the new member states joined. Had the UK exercised its veto, like Germany and France, then the Polish community would never have established itself in such numbers in the first place (if you think Poles are a problem, which personally I do not).   The UK had 3 major tools at its disposal to limit migration from both non-EU and EU sources and did NOTHING and then went off in a huff muttering something about immigrants.