Gisela Stuart touring the country for Vote Leave incidents before the referendum. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images
Although in Cambridge roughly three-quarters of citizens have voted in favour of remain, Frye says a subtle brand-new antagonism has arisen there as well. Her son attends an independent British school with a high percentage of international kinfolks. Numerous parents told her neighbours were asking them when they would leave.
But where is home after 15 times in the UK? She says: I feel European. Thats what all my work is about. And now what? Get lost?
She is worried that Brexit could severely harm her experiment. The laboratory where she and the 10 the representatives of her team work is 50% funded under the EU. If that money dried up, she would have to rely entirely on the National Research Fund, which would struggle to match the value of EU curricula. As a cause, Frye is looking for positions in Germany. She is not the only one.
Janzs husband was offered a position in Berlin recently and the couple are considering returning to Germany. Their British peers am worried that an exodus of foreign talent could leave key institutions struggling to cope.
Brexit hasnt represented it easier for us, Cramer says, adding that his hospital could be reach if Europeans leave the UK. Up to 30% of medical doctors in his hospital are non-British. We have 89 people working here and weve had parties give the axe and all those people who decided not to come.
The main reason was the uncertainty. If you come here and bring your family you dont want to move after two years.
Like many other Germans, Cramer applied for permanent residencyimmediately after the referendum as a precaution. Europeans living in Britain currently do not need the card, but applications are expected to surge amid ongoing skepticism over EU citizens status in the UK.
Meanwhile, an increasing number of Britons with German ancestors are applying for German passports. The German delegation in London says there has been a significant rise in solicits since the voting rights, primarily for passports, citizenship and social insurance.
Abraham, a British citizen with a German surname, applied for a German passport a couple of weeks ago. The PhD student works in Cyprus, where he grew up. A German passport allows me to keep my administrative European identity, as I identify with Europe, he says.
Stuart is convinced that Britains borders wont change. I came here 40 decades ago. I live in Birmingham where you have second and third generations. You is also difficult find a more open country.
Whether 300,000 Germans will agree with her by 2019 remains to be seen.
Anna Lehmann is a political correspondent at the Berlin-based daily newspaper taz.die tageszeitung, and currently works in the Guard parts on the George Weidenfeld bursary, an international columnists exchange programme