Saturday, 15 April 2017

Another Brexit angle...

It's always intrigued me that British people living in Spain and not working (they're retired and drawing British pensions) are called ex-pats whereas those from Spain (and elsewhere) living and working in Britain are immigrants... they're ex-pats too if you look at the definition...

This article in today's Guardian by Ian Jack is a good piece on the uncertainty that now faces these overseas residents about the possible status of their pension, healthcare, citizenship etc...

What's also interesting are the comments that follow (over 150 at the time of writing) which offer a range of perspectives on the issue, and which suitably edited would make useful resources for those exploring the issue of EU migration, Brexit and the choices people make as to where to live in their old age.

This is Living Geography...

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