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Monique Hawkins

Campaigner for citizens rights for EU in UK / UK in EU post-Brexit, and for allowing dual nationality for all Dutch who want 2nd nationality

Software developer for most of my working life. Dutch Citizen, living in the UK since 1992, married to a Brit with two British/Dutch children. After experiencing rejection by the UK Home Office for a Permanent Residence application, and learning how others are affected by this process, have become active with 'the3million' to campaign (in conjunction with 'British in Europe') for guarantee of full EU Citizenship rights for life for all EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU post-Brexit. Similarly, having applied for UK Citizenship while retaining Dutch citizenship, discovered the Dutch rules surrounding dual nationality, and have started a campaign (together with Dutch friends) to change the law in the Netherlands (

EU Citizens' Rights In The UK - A Race To The Bottom?

When the UK finally revealed its 'offer' to give EU citizens 'settled status' after Brexit, Theresa May said she "would not want to tear families apart". This was followed shortly afterwards by a statement that EU citizens couldn't possibly have more rights than UK citizens and therefore family reunion was off the table.
16/07/2017 16:16 BST