EU Citizen

Here’s a thought – we are all EU citizens at the moment, you can find out what that means here http://ec.europa.eu/justice/citizen/

This is from the page  – What is EU citizenship?

  • Any person who holds the nationality of an EU country is automatically also an EU citizen. EU citizenship is additional to and does not replace national citizenship. It is for each EU country to lay down the conditions for the acquisition and loss of nationality of that country.
  • Citizenship of the Union is conferred directly on every EU citizen by the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU

Does this mean that the UK govt has no right to withdraw my EU citizenship which is “conferred directly on every EU citizen” in theory bypassing the national government?

At the moment we are all EU citizens, as well as UK subjects but the UK is only able to change my UK nationality status, (see italics).

I want an EU passport and to keep my EU citizenship.

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My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

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