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An Excerpt from a recent article…


by John Brian Shannon

Many of Britain’s finest newspaper columnists, editors of some of Britain’s most prestigious publications, and even some British MP’s are calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to ‘guarantee’ the so-called ‘rights’ of EU citizens who live, work and play in the United Kingdom.

This might seem a noble idea at first — however, there is no ‘right’ for anyone to live or work in Britain — other than the rights that have been earned by British citizens. It was Britons who built the great nation we see today and they did it through hard work, determination and innovation. And older British citizens suffered through WWI, WWII, the Cold War, and various social upheavals and recessions to build the modern Britain. Well done, lads and ladies!

Why should similar ‘rights’ be conferred upon the citizens of other countries simply because they work, study or retire in Britain?

Do Britons have those ‘rights’ in the EU or in other countries? And if not; Why not?

The answer is; British expats will never be granted similar ‘rights’ to citizens in other countries no matter how long Britons live there.

So why does this question keep coming up?… (Continue)

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