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May Rejects Radical Shake-up of Migration Rules for EU Citizens

May Rejects Radical Shake-up of Migration Rules for EU Citizens

Theresa May has ruled out a radical switch to an immigration system that would strip EU citizens of their preferential access to the UK, in comments that have inflamed Brexit supporters.

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The prime minister, speaking ahead of her first G20 summit in China, is considering a more modest reform of immigration rules for EU citizens, knowing that severe curbs could leave Britain excluded from large parts of the single market

Her comments were made as Japan and the US put the UK on notice that investment could flee the country and business ties be damaged unless she negotiates a very “soft” British exit from the EU, safeguarding access to 500m consumers in Europe.

Read More at FT.COM

Westmister Debate on Second Referendum

Westmister Debate on Second Referendum

Sacked Minister Demands Vote by MPs on Brexit Deal

Parliament must be given the final say on Britain’s deal to leave the European Union, a former cabinet minister will tell Theresa May today.

eu-Times-1Whether they voted Leave or Remain, constituents will want to know their representatives can raise their concerns

Nicky Morgan, who was sacked as education secretary by the prime minister when she took office, says that voters expect their MPs to be involved in the Brexit process. Writing for The Times Red Box political website, she adds: “Excluding parliament from the deliberations won’t work.”

Fewer than 200 of the 650 MPs supported Brexit. A debate will be held at Westminster Hall today on the idea of a second EU referendum, after a petition was signed by more than four million people.

Read more at Times Online

Los residentes británicos de la Costa del Sol quieren ser españoles: así se preparan

Los residentes británicos de la Costa del Sol quieren ser españoles: así se preparan

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El confidencial: ¿Sigo siendo británico o me hago español?”. Tras el resultado del referéndum del Brexit, es una de las preguntas clave que se formulan los británicos residentes en la Costa del Sol, una de las comunidades más numerosas del Reino Unido en España. Y una de las respuestas a esta cuestión empezará a funcionar la próxima semana: se iniciarán las clases de la primera academia especialmente diseñada para los británicos que deseen aprobar el examen para obtener la nacionalidad española.

Read on el Confidencial website

Theresa May ‘acting like Tudor monarch’ by denying MPs a Brexit vote

Theresa May ‘acting like Tudor monarch’ by denying MPs a Brexit vote

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Theresa May has been accused of displaying the “arrogance of a Tudor monarch” over her reported intention to deny a parliamentary vote on Brexit before beginning the process of pulling the UK out of the European Union.
The prime minister is allegedly planning to prevent MPs from voting on the decision to leave the EU before article 50, the legislation that will trigger the UK’s formal exit from the bloc, is triggered.

Read More on Guardian Online

Brexit ‘will put 75% of workers at risk of pension shortfall’

Brexit ‘will put 75% of workers at risk of pension shortfall’

People will have to save more for pensions to have income they were on course for before Britain voted out, say City experts

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Leading pensions consultants Hymans Robertson say the combination of interest rates and weaker projections for growth post-Brexit mean people will have to save far more towards their pensions to receive the level of income they were on course for before Britain voted to leave the EU.

Read More at Guardian Online

Theresa May calls Brexit meeting amid reports of single market split

Theresa May calls Brexit meeting amid reports of single market split

Number of senior figures thought to believe all options including staying part of economic area should remain on table

EU2-GuardianTheresa May is to meet her cabinet at Chequers after asking for each minister to report back on how they believe Britain can make a success of Brexit in their areas.

The meeting on Wednesday comes amid reports of a government split over whether or not the UK government should attempt to retain membership of the single market.

A number of senior figures, including the chancellor, Philip Hammond, according to the Sunday Times, are thought to believe that all options including staying part of the economic area should remain on the table.

More at Guardian Online

Parnell Academy: A New Language School in Mijas

Parnell Academy: A New Language School in Mijas

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The Parnell Academy opens a new campus in La Cala de Mijas with a special course for members of BREXPATS IN SPAIN

In view of the Brexit, the Academy has teamed up with BREXPATS IN SPAIN to offer discounts for British Expats who wish to learn Spanish and more about Spain with a special course for members. This course will be of assistance to those whose plan is to become a Spanish National.

In addition, their belief that our group is of such importance at this difficult and uncertain time that the Parnell Academy has committed to BREXPATS IN SPAIN by becoming a sponsor.

signupThe school is a fully fledged academy with a major emphasis on languages. Both English and Spanish are taught as foreign languages whether it be conversational or a complete language course.

Anyone considering the option to obtain Spanish nationality will need to pass an exam on general knowledge of Spanish customs, history, culture, politics, sports etc, and one of the prerequisites is having a command of the Spanish language. This special course will provide a grounding for entering the exam.

 

An example of the questions asked in the Spanish nationality exam is:

 ¿Cómo se denomina la resolución de la Dirección Nacional de Empleo por la que se fijan anualmente las fiestas laborables para cada año?

Response A: Calendario fiscal

Response B: Calendario españoldiscussion

Response C: Calendario laboral

To pass this exam, a certain amount of studying is needed and not just of the language, as shown in the previous example. The Parnell Academy has created a course specially for BREXPATS IN SPAIN, a Spanish language course that is aimed at preparing the attendee for the citizenship exam as well as helping learn both written and spoken Spanish. The course doesn’t have to be solely for the citizenship exam but rather a get to know Spain and Spanish.

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS FOR OUR MEMBERS

The full price of the course is 70€ per month, and covers two 1-hour classes per week. With discounts, the course costs 60€ a month, and if you pay in advance for three months, this reduces to 50€ per month.

  • 50% discount on the Academy enrolment fee (usually 50€)
  • 5€ discount for being a BREXPATS member
  • 5€ discount for being a registered Mijas resident
  • Pay in advance for 3 months and save a further 10€ per month

Official Opening

The Parnell Academy was officially opened the 7th of September with a ceremony inaugurated by the Mayor of Mijas, Don Juan Carlos Maldonado.

The Parnell Academy is located at:

Edificio Supersol, 1st floor Office 7, Plaza del Bulevar, La Cala de Mijas.

House of Lords peer demands constituencies for British expats in Spain

House of Lords peer demands constituencies for British expats in Spain

Tyler-208x300In a similar arrangement that exists for French and Italian expats, Tyler believes that it is fairer than expats having a vote in their UK constituencies.

Since the former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise to extend voting rights to expats was blocked, Peer Paul Tyler, former Lib Dem MP in Cornwall, speaking out for British expats living in EU member states wants all disenfranchised expats to be given their own MP. This is a scheme that works in Italy and France, and the petition for this to be considered in Parliament is already doing the rounds.

Read the report in Olive Press Online

Maintain Pension increases for British Pensioners living in the EU.

Maintain Pension increases for British Pensioners living in the EU.

If Britain leaves the EU without arranging a treaty for State pension increases, your pension will be frozen at the date of leaving. There are only 16 countries outside of the EU where the United Kingdom pays these increases and the UK has not signed any new treaties for outside the EU since 1981. If you want to improve your chances of keeping them, sign and share.

The deadline for this petition is January 2017.
Depending on what treaties are agreed for Britain’s exit from the EU, some British pensioners living in the EU may lose their annual State pension increases. We call upon the Government of the United Kingdom to commit to maintaining these increases for all British pensioners living in the EU.

Read More and Sign on the Petition Website