IF you’re looking for an EU au pair after Brexit you may struggle to find one.
Those here on December 31, 2020 can stay for good. Seems fair. Au pair literally means “on equal terms”. But that’s not really an au pair’s way. The position is, by its nature, temporary.
Now Brexit minister Suella Braverman says from 2021 EU au pairs will face the same immigration rigmarole as those from anywhere else, though she’s trying to negotiate special deals for Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.
That was just one Brexit problem Suella, and the 650 staff at DExEU, the Department for Exiting the European Union, tried to sort out last week.
They will, of course, all be laid off after Brexit, but never mind, eh?
If everything goes pear-shaped, or even au pair-shaped, they’ll soon be taken on again at DRejEU. That’ll be the Department for Rejoining the European Union.