Showing posts with label brexit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label brexit. Show all posts

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Brexit...politicians games and seeming positive move by european union for change.

Just arrived back to the netherlands after lovely few days away teaching in Southampton. These people know how to laugh, i enjoyed very much thank you

i just read all the newspapers i could find on Brexit. now for online thins. time to get i properly informed about the craziness. but i am suddenly reminded why i get the feeling to put my head in the sand when i read the slanted political spins politicians, newspapers and individuals put on this situation.... AND how irrevocably futile it is to be out for ones own gain when there are such high stakes. We are not talking about a prime minister that will move in 4 years if voters decide. its truuly a situation that is life changing and built on such fine margins. i relate that comment to the referendum, voting turnout and fine % win which is what these politicians are basing their brexit cause on. seriously? Now they are taking it out of the house of lords for doing their job and adding a checking mechanism to parliament and the government. So their not elected but they exist and have a legitimate capacity within uk law. Its like get rid of them or work with them, not dispute their credabiltiy when it suits you.

i read a couple of sideline articles talking about the ideas and shifts towards a new europe. this seems like the positive side of brexit. its getting people to question. i am totally pro europe and the uk being part of it for its own good. But i do question the dated nature of the setup, amont of red tape involved and the fact that as important as it is the european union needs to update.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Inburgering and the black hole fo information... does anyone manage this?



For those of you who don't know what inburgering is. Its the state of becoming a dutch citizen. Its very clear you have to take exams and that you have to pay a lot of money to become considered for the dutch nationality. Rightly so, it a big thing. But with this in mind, why is there not more clarity over what you need to do. What this means and exactly what do you give up in the process of becoming 'dutch'. The idea for some who know me is probably funny in itself, after refusing the idea i could ever get used to the dutch culture and be a good dutch girl.

I spent days going from one organisation to another in in the Netherlands trying to get information about exactly what i need to do to become a dutch citizen, with which organization and what i give up for this process. Giving up your mother land nationality is big, gaining a second dutch nationality makes real sense in this crazy Brexit time. Still the question is unanswered. some seem to think yes while other not. websites write both. So what to believe?

Working out exactly what your qualifications add up to pre diplomawaardering or process of working out equivelent qualification level is really difficult. The dutch school system is something complex when compared to the school system in the UK. I have learned a lot about schools here and qualifications but not  what mine are worth. Its interesting, the is a real black hole for a business to help people get through this crazy mess of organizations and become sytems or simply find out what their education level is.

So after 3 days of phone calls, emails and searching the web, i am still no wiser to if i can have dual nationality when i have dutch citizenship, what my education level is. But i have gained amazing insight into dutch school system and the government system, which can only be called complicated. A lot of red tape as far as i am concerned, but maybe i am simply impatient to follow the clarity of my new found dream and direction.