WHAT #BREXIT MEANS FOR AUSTRALIANS WITH BRITISH PASSPORTS
#Brexit has recently officially won out through referendum, with 52 per cent of British voters opting to leave against the 48 per cent who wanted to remain in the EU. The result of this @Brexit referendum has brought the Motherland to it’s knees, with the PM David Cameron quitting, and world markets going into a spin. But Brexit will impact not just those living in the UK, but many Australians too.
Living and working in Britain will be as easy as it was before Brexit. Those of us with UK passports and ancestry visas will not see any changes. If you want to travel to Europe on holiday, you will still be able to because Australians and British are able to visit much of continental Europe without visas in the first place, keeping border crossings as easy as before. Those who apply for the working holiday open to those aged up to 31 would also not be affected, and leaving the EU would have no impact on these passports or visas.
The main question remains over how Australians with UK passports will go about working in other parts of Europe. When Britain was part of the EU, these passports allowed Aussies to work WITHOUT visas in any of the 27 member countries, but that agreement will likely change in the future.
Australia has been negotiating a European free-trade agreement for some time, and built strong ties with the countries of continental Europe, in particular France and Germany, and if a free-trade agreement with the European Union continues, there should be no cause for Australians to be alarmed at this point.
The motherland’s actual #Brexit from the EU could take up to 10 years to roll out, and in that time maybe the 52% will change their minds.
The British Government has yesterday rejected a call for a second referendum on European Union membership in a petition that was signed by more than 4.1 million people following the Brexit vote.
It was the most-signed Government petition since the process was introduced in 2011.
However in an official reply, the Foreign Office said 33 million people had had their say and “the decision must be respected. We must now prepare for the process to exit the EU” it said.”