More than 13,000 British people requested a new nationality from an EU member country in 2017, the BBC has reported.

The figure is a massive increase compared to 2016 (5,025) and 2015 (1,800). The UK will leave the EU in March 2019.

Currently, there are some 2.5 million citizens from across the European Union living in the UK, and there are another 1.5 million British citizens who have made their homes in the EU, with some 700,000 of those living in Spain alone.

The BBC has acquired dat...

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