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Brexit has expat Brits saying 'au revoir'

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They certainly sound French and as of five minutes ago, they are.
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Algerians, Turks and Mexicans among the countries newest citizens.>>
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to be able to just keep on living and working in a country where I've been my whole life. She's not the only one, Jack and Jonathan have both worked in France for six years.
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>> And one Brit.>> But, I think I feel more attached to Europe than I feel, than to Britain. Becoming French for me, is becoming European.>> The timing is no coincidence. Collette's been able to live and work in France because she has an EU passport.
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But a Brixet might change that.>> I was kind of worried that I would have to ask for what we call a
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Though clearly still fond of their home comforts neither would have any problem saying au revoir.>> Prospect of having to apply for a residents program, or a visa, or not being able to just get on a train to Germany, or that's maybe just well actually I want to have a franchisee card.
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So that I can feel at home in the place that I call home. I might decide in however many years to leave France and go to another EU country and if my British passport didn't allow me to do that, then it makes things more difficult.>> You may be able to take the British out of the EU, but not, it seems, the other way around.