If you want proof that Brexit Britain is as popular as ever before, look no further than the number of applications for British citizenship that have been made in the last year.
A total of 40,456 EU citizens have made a bid for a British passport in the 12 months to March 2018 – that’s almost double the number from last year.
BREAKING: Number of applications by EU nationals for British citizenship has almost doubled, according to Home Office statistics. In 12 months to end of March, it went up 18,302 to 40,456. Lots of other stats – including 11% drop in removals of foreign national offenders
— Danny Shaw (@DannyShawBBC) May 24, 2018
In the 12 months to March 2017, the figure stood at 22,154.