The EU Parliament has come up with a proposal for British citizens to retain EU citizenship, but may be required to make a relevant payment to the Treasury. Brexit turned out to be more complicated than predicted. It’s not that easy to break liaisons that took decades to establish. As a reminder, the referendum was won by a narrow majority of those in favour of leaving the EU. Subsequently, the UK was split into two – supporters for Leave and Remain.
If the scheme goes ahead, British citizens that keep their EU passport will be granted individual benefits provided for by EU membership, some of which include free movement, residency and permission to work in any EU country.
Having been put before the EU Parliament, the proposal received a mixed reception by Brexit supporters.