Well good folks of #FBPE and fellow Europhiles, it's not looking good in old Blighty, is it? At the time of this tweet things are falling apart. The economy is heading south already and the UK hasn't even left the building. Is it time for a #BrExodus? Or a #Brescape?

Read on...
Reports of a "doomsday scenario" do not sound appealing. The government are behaving in both a delusional and a xenophobic manner, and huge numbers of British people are about to have their European rights striped from them. This Brexit thing clearly has no upside.
But it's worse. May is not only trying to leave the EU, she's trying to leave the ECJ and ECHR. What this mad woman has planned that would contravene the ECHR one can only guess. But it can't be good.

I won't be there to see it, I've already gone. Perhaps you should also?
From my numerous conversations here I can tell that many of you are also thinking about jumping ship now before the boat leaves the harbour completely. Some are EU27 citizens looking to get out, others are Brits in despair about the future.
If you're considering going but wavering - why?

What do you foresee happening that could improve this situation? A Corbyn Brexit? A Mogg Brexit?

Worried you'll go and hate it? Go back after a year or two. You'll have tales to tell and an impressive new entry on your CV.
Worried about turning yourself into a bargaining chip?

That crossed my mind when I made the jump as well. But, having soaked up some of the culture, that concern has receded. If you're productive most enlightened countries won't want you to leave.
Worried about the language barrier? This is an opportunity to learn a language and not be another monolingual Brit. It's easier than you think if you practice.

At the very least, you can explore the options and see what you think. Here is some stuff to get you started.
First off you can search for jobs and upload your CV to this site which covers all of the EU, and has plenty of useful information.

This is a fantastic website for anyone looking to move to a location in Western Europe.

If you're qualified in any STEM subjects, Germany will roll out the red carpet for you. Tech is booming in Berlin, and engineering is huge in Hamburg. There are also major construction projects taking place all over the country.

If you fancy the snow and don't mind polar bears there Finland has, by some metrics, the highest standards of living in the entire world.

Denmark have already said they want to attract people ready to leave the UK. They know the value immigrants bring. Should be a safe bet if you make it over.

If those countries seem on the chilly side for you there is always Spain. It's not just a big beach, but if you're young and like working in tourism it might be a quick and easy jump.

I couldn't find anything on the Netherlands, but this site on Amsterdam might be useful for people who want to head there.

I've not really found anything from France, so if anyone knows of a site I'd be grateful if you tweet it here.

This might be useful for finding a job there though.

They're really selling me Sweden with the blurb on this page.

If you work in chemicals, pharma, or medicine then Ireland might suit you. They're probably going to be Europe's biotech leaders soon if they aren't already.

Couldn't really find much for Belgium. This site has some useful links from it though.

If you have German language skills but don't fancy Germany (why?!), you might prefer Austria. They're apparently desperate for people who can make attractive websites if this is anything to go by.

FOM rules don't just cover the EU, but the EEA, which means Iceland is also an option.

As is Norway. The standards of living in both countries are legendarily high if you don't mind it being a little chilly sometimes.

If you have any questions or need help please feel free to DM me or someone who is on the #BrExodusHelp list (under construction) and we'll try our best. If you want to help others get out then add #BrExodusHelp to your profile or DM me and I'll add you to the list.
The door to freedom of movement might slim shut next year, and Britain might fall apart soon after. It might not, but if it does you'll forever wonder. If it doesn't then you've enriched your worldly experience anyway.

You have nowt to lose.

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Sep 10, 2018
So I made this thread the other day on the perilous state of the UK and the behaviour of certain high-profile figures (Rees-Mogg, Farage) towards EU27 citizens living in the UK.

A few people said "Don't be so dramatic". So how bad is it really?


In 2016 a vote was held which was subject to foreign interference by a hostile foreign power.

I refer of course to the 2016 US presidential election.

Putin's candidate won. But the "victors" could protest they won all they liked. They could use any slogan they wanted....
...the US legal system swing into action.

Now, less than two years after that election, at least two people have gone to prison, several people are cooperating with the FBI, there have been guilty pleas, and at least 36 people indicted.

And it's not even over yet.
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Sep 7, 2018
Can I have the attention of people who voted for #Brexit, liberal Leavers, Lexiteers, and people with concerns about national sovereignty.

Please, stop supporting this now. This entire thing has gone too far. Please read this thread, I'm begging you.
In the past few days we've had two very prominent Brexit advocates come out with absolute poison concerning EU nationals living in the UK. First there was

Then @Jacob_Rees_Mogg comes out with this.

Make no mistake, these men are now openly advocating ethnic cleansing. If the UK were actually at war with the EU, these threats would be considered war crimes.
Read 8 tweets
Aug 20, 2018
To my #FBPE friends, in the event of a #Peoplesvote, please let's not rerun the last referendum campaign and end up with #Brexit again.

We love Europe, we shouldn't be half-heartedly defending it, we should be enthusiastically promoting it.

"It's not perfect but we're better in than out."

"Hardworking EU immigrants are essential to our country."

"Inside the EU we can veto laws and things we don't like, outside we can't."

"We can negotiate hard to get what we want in Europe, outside we can't."

"It's not perfect but it's bloody good."

"It gives us the freedom to work, learn, love & live in an entire continent."

"EU courts give us an extra option to hold our government to account, giving us more control over our own lives."

"The EU are our friends and allies."
Read 7 tweets
Aug 17, 2018
No, that caller represents the majority.

What singles him out is the fact he's honest and isn't afraid to look as stupid as he is.
Most people you meet, most who suddenly have a revelation about the single market or the facts on immigration, they're just nodding. It's what people do. Nod, avoid an argument, and go about their day. Those who'll actually make their case (Leave or Remain) are a rarity.
This is what terrifies me about this whole "People's vote" business. If you're deeply buried in the data and information then it's easy to see that Leaving is going to be a disaster.

If you're not, a few things cost a bit more and that's all. Until it happens it's a non-event.
Read 6 tweets
Aug 9, 2018
If we vote for anything except for Corbyn's Labour we're Tories, apparently.

I think; No. In fact I think the reason we've got austerity, Brexit, and nearly ten years of political decay is, to some extent, the fault of the very idiots who say this. Let me explain.
Just over a decade ago the UK had a centrist pro-EU and popular leader in Tony Blair. Anyone remember the guy?

Here he is being "strong and stable" in the face of Farage.

Of course he wasn't perfect. He was Labour leader, yet rich people hadn't been ground into dust. Of course welfare, social service, NHS, police, and other forms of public service spending were ramped up, but still, he didn't eradicate the capitalist pig-dogs. He did all this...
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Jul 9, 2018
The first calling point of the UK's remainers immediately after Davis's resignation will not be Brussels, it will be Berlin, to have a party.
(1/3) Post #DavisResignation a Berlin-Remain party would include blue flags and "Ode to Joy", and exchanges of a lot of high-fiving and cheering.
(2/3) Similar parties would be held in other key EU nations with Brits living in them.
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