Iain Macnab proudly flies the Scottish flag outside his home in Brunsmark, Germany where he is the burgermeister – or mayor. He has been elected to the post three times but Brexit means he will not be able to stay in office for much longer.
“The minute Brexit occurs, that’s me,” Mr MacNab said. “That’s the end of my tenure because I am no longer an EU citizen.” He has had that confirmed in writing by the state of Schleswig-Holstein that includes the Lauenburg lakes region of which Brunsmark is part.
The letter states that when the UK leaves the EU, British “people won’t be allowed to hold any office in a local council or local government”.
Unless he becomes a German citizen or secures dual nationality before the 31 October, he will be forced to quit the prestigious office he has held for 12 years. He has a German wife and two children. He says he’s a Scot and proud of it and refuses to renounce that to become German. He says he will move back to Scotland, campaign for independence and wants Brexit cancelled.
He’d rather relocate his family to a foreign country than take dual nationality. Nobody asked him to renounce being Scottish. He’s scoring political points and helping the BBC propaganda machine.
I am sick and tired of the endless anti-democratic BBC Brexit propaganda machine. I am sick and tired of the petty small mindedness of the EU bureaucracy and I am sick and tired of people like MacNab being so petty and pathetic that they would rather tear up their entire lives and those of their family than apply for a meaningless piece of paper that would allow him to carry on without any disruption whatsoever doing what he was already doing anyway.
Mr MacNab, you are a idiot…