Some Britons race the clock in a quest for German citizenship

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Some Britons race the clock in a quest for German citizenship

More than a million British expatriates live in the European Union and with Brexit, their fate is up in the air.

Some are even considering changing their citizenship, though it may be a race against the clock.

CGTN’s Guy Henderson reports.
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Some Britons race the clock in a quest for German citizenship

More than a million British expatriates live in the European Union and with Brexit, their fate is up in the air. Some are even considering changing their citizenship, though it may be a race against the clock. CGTN's Guy Henderson reports.

With Brexit officially triggered – two years of break-up talks will soon get underway with the European Union. Only there will the status of 1.3 million British expatriates living in the EU be decided.

About 100,000 of those live in Germany – and it’s thought nearly half could, in theory, do what Gordon’s done already.

Britain and Germany were 2 countries at war 7 decades ago. Today – there’s little sign of such bitter rivalries. So much so that some Britons living here said they feel torn – between the Brexit, Britain of their birth, and a country increasingly held up as “a bastion of liberalism” that they now call home.