Brexit: Record number of Brits become German citizens

The sudden surge stems from a sobering reality for Brits who live elsewhere in Europe, or would like to someday: EU citizens can live and work anywhere within the union, and it isn't clear whether Brits will maintain this status in the future.

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Foreigners can apply for German citizenship after eight years of residence.

There are growing calls among MPs of all the major parties for May to drop plans to withdraw from the single market and end freedom of movement, and to soften her stance so that the Brexit deal reflects the electorate's demands.

In a punchy intervention created to hike the pressure on Downing Street, he is also asking how last week's election result will affect the position on issues like Single Market membership, after days of speculation of a softer approach to Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May.

There seems to be a real fear that the door might slam shut after Britain actually leaves the European Union in two years' time.

It said 2,865 Britons took German citizenship in 2016 - a 365 per cent increase.

At 16,290, Turkish citizens remained the largest group seeking a Germany passport, although applications dropped by almost 17 percent.

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The second largest national group, Poles, recorded an increase of 11.3 percent to reach 6632 naturalizations.

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