Over the past 25 years as past chair of the British Association along the Riviera and having run a radio, broadcasting station, I am still in contact with most older and new expats, coming and going.
What got my attention is your simple ID card.
Growing up in South Africa we carried an ID card,much the same as all French citizens have today. Solved many problems as and when needed!
I still have it and always accepted by the French authorities. Saves carrying around my passport (British) and the fear of loosing it etc!
If I remember correctly, holding an ID card in UK was frowned upon by the "stick in the mud" British people?
This is when I began to realise how silly it all was? Unable to accept change? Anyway, apologies for the rambling!
Along with my French colleagues and from opinion and experience, holding a simple ID card, solves all needs. I would strongly recommend that the EU offers this facility to every citizen!
Especially with all the older people who have become distraught and devastated with what is going on with British politics?
EU, ID cards will cost an enormous amount of money with massive security control. A new bureau-technocrat challenge for the EU? They need to use Brexit as the start.
The EU needs to communicate top down and bottom up?
I raise a glass