The easiest route to madness is to prepare for all future states of the world. But some are worth preparing for, like a hard, no-deal Brexit. I fear that many of my fellow EU citizens in the UK are not prepared for the worst case, and some not even for the best. Our problems are intricately related to the strange legal status we enjoy, stemming from the EU’s guaranteed rights of freedom of movement. Brexit has acquainted us with a worrying democratic anomaly: EU citizens abroad are not allowed to cast their vote in general elections or a referendum in their host country. This rule violates the principle of "no taxation without representation". We are, however, allowed to vote in the country of our citizenship, where we have representation without taxation. Brexit will not change this madness, but it will bring it into sharper focus. As I wrote shortly after the referendum, the danger for us is not deportation but discrimination. The draft agreement on EU citizens’ rights is decent e...

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