Sunday, January 15, 2017

Civis Germanus Sum

From UK Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond's interview with Welt am Sonntag --

Welt am Sonntag: Chancellor, will we be able to travel freely to post-Brexit Britain?
Philip Hammond: Assuming you hold a German passport  you can travel to the U.K. ...

Note the Brexit mindset: for British people, it's all about reassertion of Britishness, but for Germans, the usage is not "assuming you are a German citizen" but "assuming you hold a German passport." It's about having the right piece of paper. And they're the ones who mock citizens of nowhere!

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