I am British, married to an Irish lady and have lived 20 years in Ireland. I looked into getting an Irish passport last year and I have to become a citizen first and that costs about €1,000. So I just renewed my British passport……for now.
I already have a second nationality (French) but I need a first one in order not to be kicked out (British) potentially – problem is I don’t think you can have both although my wife and kids are British.
My main issue is of principle – if I am not wanted here I’ll **** off back to Frogland. But then who will run my British export business employing British people and who will contribute to the economy (including fiscally) as much as I do ?
What I really dislike is being used as a negotiating pawn. We have no negotiating leverage against the 27 so we the EU nationals seem to be the gvt only negotiating asset, which is a serious worry.