We defend EU citizenship rights to live, work and study: for UK nationals in Spain and Spanish nationals in the UK. /
Defendemos los derechos de ciudadanía europea (para vivir, trabajar, estudiar etc.) de los británicos en España y los españoles en el Reino Unido.
lunes, 10 de octubre de 2016
GILES TREMLETT ON 'BREXPAT BLUES': A FUTURE WITHOUT RIGHTS
Giles Tremlett Photo: Casa del Libro
Journalist and author Giles Tremlett has written an excellent article in Prospect Magazine (see link below) about the impact of Brexit on UK nationals living in the EU. He points out that no British politicians seem to have considered the futures of people who have made their lives in the EU under the safe umbrella of European citizenship. When this protection is removed on Britain's imminent departure from the Union, European identity will be erased overnight, existing citizen rights will disappear, lives and families may be shattered. Tremlett not only asks for Brexpats to campaign for their rights but calls for a wider debate on the benefits to the UK of the British diaspora. He points out how shabbily treated they have been by their own government, denied political representation after fifteen years of living abroad. Definitely an article worth reading.