British in Braunschweig group meets for the first time on Thursday 20th February
By Wendy Anne Kopisch (Organiser) ** NOTE CHANGE OF DAY – 1 week later, same place, same time.
What will we be talking about on Thursday 20th ?
That Brexit will probably not solve but rather exacerbate the very injustices it was supposed to solve?
That all the things for which Britain was respected the world over – not so much its former colonialism but rather its enduring politeness, grace in the event of setbacks, and diplomatic dexterity – have become hard to detect under the tirade of abuse from Farage & co?
That we made life decisions based on the assumption that the rights we had at birth would not suddenly be taken away from us by a vote in which many of us were not allowed to participate?
While all these thoughts have been with us a great deal over the past few weeks, months and years, and they are just as justified now as they were on that morning three and a half years ago, the focus on Thursday evening will be on looking as positively as possible to the immediate future.
Now that Brexit has happened, what next for Brits in Germany? What are the most important steps to take now? What do the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, currently in force until the end of the year, mean for us, and what happens after the end of 2020? We are fortunate and grateful that the German government has agreed generous and flexible conditions for Brits living here, and this will be the main topic on Thursday. Come and join us!
7 pm in the Rheinische Republik.
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