On Wednesday 30 October representatives of EuroCitizens plus Brexpats Hear Our Voice and ECREU (both by phone) had another useful meeting with Hugh Elliot and his team. We discussed Deal and No Deal scenarios and had an effective exchange of information and views. The most reassuring conclusion, for many of our members, is that contacts between HMG and the Spanish government are proceeding well on key issues relating to citizens rights. This is happening despite the political uncertainty in both countries and some alarming political ‘noise’.
To start with, we brought up the succession of unfortunate declarations by UK politicians such as those by Brandon Lewis and Priti Patel, as well as sometimes contradictory messaging from different government departments. The Embassy team acknowledged our concerns and reassured us that they have been passed on to Westminster. They advised Britons in Spain to focus on the country-specific Living in Spain Guides due to the different circumstances in each EU-27 host country.