Number of EU nationals applying for British citizenship almost doubles

If you want proof that Brexit Britain is as popular as every before, look no further than the number of applications for British citizenship that have been made in the last year.

A total of 40,456 EU citizens have made a bid for a British passport in the 12 months to March 2018 – that’s almost double the number from last year.

In the 12 months to March 2017, the figure stood at 22,154.

Official figures show 11,445 EU nationals applied for UK citizenship in the three months leading up to March 2018 – that’s the highest quarterly total since records began in 2007.

And just to hammer home the fact Britain remains a prized destination for people from right around the world, there were 40,385 global applications for British citizenship made in the last three months, the highest total since the same period in 2016.

So the Brexodus hasn’t happened then, far from it. Britain is a major player and Brexit hasn’t impacted upon that, despite what the Project Fear scaremongerers would have you believe.