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For my sins, I just made two 20-odd minute calls to the EU Settlement Scheme helpline (0300 123 7379) to ask how my DK husband (resident in UK for 20+years) could evidence eligibility for Settled Status after 31/10/19 if he's outside the UK after #CrashOutBrexit. 1/
The helpline advisers are very pleasant but clearly highly stressed and unequipped to deal with detailed questions which stray outside their "lines to take". The first adviser told me something completely different to the second. 2/
1st adviser said "there is no change to govt policy. Scheme is open until 31/12/20 to EU citizens who can evidence residence in the UK before December 2020." This differs from the Home Office line here:… which states: 3/
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I've tried to put in to words my feelings re Brexit and how it makes me feel as a foreigner. It has resulted in this 10-part brain dump of a story.

I'm aware there are many non-Brexit stories/issues out there but this is about me.
#comics #brexit #the3million #european #danish
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1/ Hard-right Brextremist liar @michaelgove has claimed that the UK has "the most liberal attitude to migration of an European country" on the radio today.

It's such an extraordinary lie.

Take refugees - per capita we take far fewer than loads of other European nations.
2/ Take bureaucracy. British immigration fees are amongst the highest in the world, let alone Europe.

Then the British government stands accused of rejecting applications on trivialities in order to rake in even more fees for the re-applications.…
3/ Take Theresa May's vile Faragist 'hostile environment' policy that created an environment so hostile that it ended up dehumanising denying work, social security & health, and even threatening imprisonment and deportation of British #Windrush citizens.…
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As an Eu citizen I’ve been through a rocky 18 months. I went from just being a Dutch woman married to a Brit living my life in the UK as part of the furniture, to being shocked & baffled by a referendum in which I had no voice, to... 1/5 #InLimboBrexit #FBPE
...discovering I couldn’t secure a Permanent Residency in order to gain British citizenship, to realising I just had to wait till politicians would stop using me as bargaining chip and guarantee my existing rights, which they didn’t, ... 2/5 #the3million #brexit @theresa_may
to internalising an avalanche of anti immigrant rhetoric in the media to hearing on social media I wasn’t integrated because I never become British and I should go back etc. but mostly people saying it’s not me, it’s the other immigrants; I have nothing to worry about... 3/5
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