Two million people have asked to stay in the UK after Brexit under the government’s EU settlement scheme, latest figures show. More than half a million applications (520,600) were received in September alone, Home Office data published. It is believed the continuing threat of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October has prompted the rush of applications, even though EU citizens and their families have until 31 December 2020 to apply even if the UK crashes out.
The U.K. now ranks as less politically stable than Greece or Egypt, and the U.S. isn’t far behind, according to an extensive global survey of expatriates.
Political turmoil over Brexit means the U.K. is now among the world’s least desirable destinations for expats. Out of 64 countries ranked by the InterNations Expat Insider survey, Britain ranks 57th for political stability and 58th overall, down 25 spots since the vote to leave the European Union in 2016.