Brexit: A tweet has summed up the harsh reality of the Home Office's 'Settlement Scheme' for EU citizens

Greg Evans
Sunday 30 December 2018 12:30
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On December 27, the Home Office posted a tweet that has already drawn a lot of criticism, disappointment and fury.

The tweet featuring a video, which explained how EU citizens living in the UK can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme once Brexit has taken place.

The clip details that EU nationals will have to apply to the scheme by December 31, 2020, and pay £65 in order to submit the application.

As we've already established, the backlash against this policy has been overwhelming, but one tweet from a user named Dr J Gorski-Mescir has really highlighted how troubling this message is.

The image, which Gorski-Mescir explained was of his uncle, is a clear reference the anti-Jewish laws that were passed in Nazi Germany, which required Jews to register themselves, their property and assets to the state.

This led to the gradual expropriation of their wealth to the Nazi regime and eventually saw them being relocated to concentration camps throughout Europe, where they would have received tattoos like the above.

Although this is an extreme interpretation of what the Home Office has laid out, it has still struck a chord with people and at the time of writing has been retweeted more than 5,000 times.

Many of the responses to the tweet agreed with Gorski-Mescir's sentiment and shared similar stories of encounters with people who had similar tattoos.

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