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Status of my wife and child if the Brexit happens?

Postby Bertieb » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:16 am

My Indonisian wife and 3 year old son are currently residing in Cyprus on a E.U. Family permit. I am working Full time here, but what would happen to there status if the U.K. were to leave the E.U. Thanks in advance,.
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Re: Status of my wife and child if the Brexit happens?

Postby Sotos » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:44 pm

It will depend on the bilateral agreements that Cyprus and UK have on this issue but almost certainly things will get more difficult for you if UK exits EU.
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Re: Status of my wife and child if the Brexit happens?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:53 pm

If it's any consolation, IMHO, there will never be a Brexit. The referendum is simply to get Cameron out of his mess so that he can move on and stop having to pretend he can change the EU to suit the UK. Cameron can then say, 'we're only in the EU because the referendum said we should stay and I don't have to bring home any deals then - I warned you the EU was difficult but you wanted to stay!'

Britain benefits the most from the EU but wants to contribute the least.
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Re: Status of my wife and child if the Brexit happens?

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:00 pm

What would happen to your right to work here, as well? You may forfeit that. Nobody will know for sure unless it happens. If you were registered to vote in the UK in the past fifteen years, you can apply for an overseas vote. I suggest you apply, if you can, so that you can vote in this referendum that may have stark consequences for British people like us who have made a new life in Cyprus. Try to get others to do the same.
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Re: Status of my wife and child if the Brexit happens?

Postby Paphitis » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:19 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:If it's any consolation, IMHO, there will never be a Brexit. The referendum is simply to get Cameron out of his mess so that he can move on and stop having to pretend he can change the EU to suit the UK. Cameron can then say, 'we're only in the EU because the referendum said we should stay and I don't have to bring home any deals then - I warned you the EU was difficult but you wanted to stay!'

Britain benefits the most from the EU but wants to contribute the least.


Britain is a net contributor to the EU!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... years.html

But that is the least of it. Britain is being overwhelmed by mass migration of EU Citizens who even qualify for generous Social Security payments at a time when most countries including Britain can't afford it and need to tighten their belts.

Considering the problems of the global economy, I think Cameron is doing very well and has achieved a lot of fiscal and economic progress.

And yes, it is time for him to keep his promise and let the people decide because it is they who are paying for the EU as well as the spiraling NHS (which needs to be future proved) and for the social Security Safety Net.

The fact is, the EU is no good for those countries at the top of the pile - UK, Germany, Sweden etc
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Re: Status of my wife and child if the Brexit happens?

Postby Zenon33 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:26 pm

Paphitis wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:If it's any consolation, IMHO, there will never be a Brexit. The referendum is simply to get Cameron out of his mess so that he can move on and stop having to pretend he can change the EU to suit the UK. Cameron can then say, 'we're only in the EU because the referendum said we should stay and I don't have to bring home any deals then - I warned you the EU was difficult but you wanted to stay!'

Britain benefits the most from the EU but wants to contribute the least.


Britain is a net contributor to the EU!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... years.html

But that is the least of it. Britain is being overwhelmed by mass migration of EU Citizens who even qualify for generous Social Security payments at a time when most countries including Britain can't afford it and need to tighten their belts.

Considering the problems of the global economy, I think Cameron is doing very well and has achieved a lot of fiscal and economic progress.

And yes, it is time for him to keep his promise and let the people decide because it is they who are paying for the EU as well as the spiraling NHS (which needs to be future proved) and for the social Security Safety Net.

The fact is, the EU is no good for those countries at the top of the pile - UK, Germany, Sweden etc




Is not too good also for Cyprus. You can see only the economy , GDP and unemployment under the Pound and the Euro.
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Re: Status of my wife and child if the Brexit happens?

Postby Paphitis » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:31 pm

Zenon33 wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:If it's any consolation, IMHO, there will never be a Brexit. The referendum is simply to get Cameron out of his mess so that he can move on and stop having to pretend he can change the EU to suit the UK. Cameron can then say, 'we're only in the EU because the referendum said we should stay and I don't have to bring home any deals then - I warned you the EU was difficult but you wanted to stay!'

Britain benefits the most from the EU but wants to contribute the least.


Britain is a net contributor to the EU!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... years.html

But that is the least of it. Britain is being overwhelmed by mass migration of EU Citizens who even qualify for generous Social Security payments at a time when most countries including Britain can't afford it and need to tighten their belts.

Considering the problems of the global economy, I think Cameron is doing very well and has achieved a lot of fiscal and economic progress.

And yes, it is time for him to keep his promise and let the people decide because it is they who are paying for the EU as well as the spiraling NHS (which needs to be future proved) and for the social Security Safety Net.

The fact is, the EU is no good for those countries at the top of the pile - UK, Germany, Sweden etc




Is not too good also for Cyprus. You can see only the economy , GDP and unemployment under the Pound and the Euro.


I'm not so sure about that.

But Cyprus did get screwed but would not have been if it didn't suffer huge losses in Greece causing a massive banking collapse.
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Re: Status of my wife and child if the Brexit happens?

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:17 pm

Paphitis wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:If it's any consolation, IMHO, there will never be a Brexit. The referendum is simply to get Cameron out of his mess so that he can move on and stop having to pretend he can change the EU to suit the UK. Cameron can then say, 'we're only in the EU because the referendum said we should stay and I don't have to bring home any deals then - I warned you the EU was difficult but you wanted to stay!'

Britain benefits the most from the EU but wants to contribute the least.


Britain is a net contributor to the EU!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... years.html

But that is the least of it. Britain is being overwhelmed by mass migration of EU Citizens who even qualify for generous Social Security payments at a time when most countries including Britain can't afford it and need to tighten their belts.

Considering the problems of the global economy, I think Cameron is doing very well and has achieved a lot of fiscal and economic progress.

And yes, it is time for him to keep his promise and let the people decide because it is they who are paying for the EU as well as the spiraling NHS (which needs to be future proved) and for the social Security Safety Net.

The fact is, the EU is no good for those countries at the top of the pile - UK, Germany, Sweden etc


As to citizens of other EU countries working in the UK, all of the research that has been done into this shows that these people are overwhelmingly young and fit and they pay in more in tax and social insurance payments than they take out in benefits. It is also a fact that about the same number of British citizens have also availed themselves of the right of free movement within the EU to live and work in another EU country.
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Re: Status of my wife and child if the Brexit happens?

Postby miltiades » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:30 pm

No mention of the massive number of Asian immigrants and their rather large families on benefits.
Why I wonder doesn't the government say anything about them.

Britain WILL remain in the EU, the city, businesses small and large will most surely vote to keep Britain in. Little Englanders who blindly follow the Sun and other ...quality papers will vote against.
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Re: Status of my wife and child if the Brexit happens?

Postby erolz66 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:56 pm

miltiades wrote:No mention of the massive number of Asian immigrants and their rather large families on benefits.


Immigrants who arrived in the UK between 2001 and 2011 from the rest of the European Union contributed a total of £20bn more in taxes to the public purse than they received in benefits, while non-EU immigrations contributed £5 billion. By contrast, the UK-born population contributed £617bn less in taxes than they received in benefits over that period.


From a huffington post article here

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11 ... 05522.html

that is about a report which you can see in full here (in pdf format)

http://www.cream-migration.org/files/FiscalEJ.pdf

might be of some interest.
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