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Stib publishes British-inspired video on eve of Brexit

20:46 30/01/2020

Here's a pub quiz question for you: how many stops on the Brussels public transport network are named after British places or people?

The Stib has bid farewell to the UK in the European Union, with a video showing some of them - including Churchill, Darwin and Montgomery.

Several stops also carry the name of British towns and cities - Dover, Liverpool and Lancaster - although the latter is in fact named after a Belgian astronomer, Albert Lancaster.

There is one notable omission in the Stib's video - Cavell - in honour of the British nurse Edith Cavell, one of the heroines of the first world war.

The video, posted on Twitter, comes with the message that Brits are "always welcome in Brussels".

The Grand-Place was lit up in red, white and blue on Thursday for a special event, Brussels Calling, to mark Britain's exit from the European Union, including live music and British icons, from a red telephone box to Sherlock Holmes.

Transition period

In a video posted on the UK in Belgium Facebook page, British ambassador Martin Shearman said: "Beyond 2020, my key message is that you can continue to live, work study and access healthcare in Belgium as you currently do, if you are legally resident before the end of this year.

"The Withdrawal Agreement protects those rights. It will continue to do so as long as you are legally resident here."

He added: "Please make sure you are registered with your commune and that your registration is up to date. Please also ensure you are registered for healthcare with a mutuelle."

Written by The Bulletin


Frank Lee

I can't help but to marvel at how people react to Brexit. There is respect for a sovereign decision, even from those who think that decision a mistake. There is the love and admiration for our British friends and a country that had, has, and always will have a huge impact on European history and culture, no matter if it belongs to the EU or not. Farewell.

Jan 31, 2020 15:33

"The Withdrawal Agreement protects those rights. It will continue to do so as long as you are legally resident here."

And then once you want to go anywhere else you are stuffed, as Brexit has stolen your right to freedom of movement in the EU.

Feb 1, 2020 11:50