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US News British author Lee Child applying for Irish passport due to Brexit

09:05  25 november  2019
09:05  25 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Best-selling thriller author Lee Child , creator of the Jack Reacher series, is to apply for an Irish passport to sidestep the risk of post- Brexit travel He was in Berlin on Saturday evening as part of a European ‘Friendship Tour’, speaking out against Brexit alongside fellow best-selling British authors

The number of British citizens applying for Irish passports has risen to record levels, with one in five applicants coming from the UK amid continuing uncertainty Britons living in Ireland can also qualify under residency rules. Earlier this year, it was revealed that there had been 529 applications for Irish

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 17: Author Lee Child attends the Bookcity Milan 2019 on November 17, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images) © 2019 Rosdiana Ciaravolo MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 17: Author Lee Child attends the Bookcity Milan 2019 on November 17, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images) British writer Lee Child, creator of the Jack Reacher thriller series, is reportedly applying for an Irish passport due to Brexit.

Child, whose real name is James Grant, has sold more than 100 million books.

He lives between the UK and the US but is entitled to an Irish passport as his father was born in Belfast.

The author said he wants an Irish passport to avoid the possibility of post-Brexit travel restrictions in Europe.

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Among those applying to become an Irish citizen after the Brexit vote is Michelle Heming, who has been in Or what if we had to relocate due to a new job to another part of the EU? British citizens living in the Irish Republic are strictly speaking not “non nationals” under Ireland’s immigration laws.

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“I haven’t got the passport yet but I will do very soon, it feels like I’m cheating to be honest as I will get in the back door,” Child told The Irish Times.

He was speaking in Berlin as part of a European “Friendship Tour”, where Child and fellow British authors Kate Mosse, Jojo Moyes and Ken Follett spoke out against Brexit.

“I am not a huge fan of Britain, even though I was born there.

“It’s a silly and frustrating country, which is why I moved to America,” Child said.

He also criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson, portraying him as an elitist.

“If he had gone to my school he would not now be Prime Minister,” said Child.

Child’s new book, Blue Moon, has just been released.

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