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My Dutchman and ‘Me’

I met and married my lovely Dutchman in the late 80s. When we returned from our honeymoon a small envelope containing an even smaller letter from the Home Office announced that, as my Dutchman had married a British national, “should our marriage subsist for 12 months” he would be granted ‘residency status’. All he had…

Brexit deal

I’ve kept quiet about Brexit on Facebook but it is worth you knowing that the proposed “deal” directly affects our family. We now have nowhere where our family’s right to stay together as a family is guaranteed. In the UK Viola is not fully eligible for permanent residency because she didn’t haven’t private health insurance…

Letter from Anonymous

I am currently living in the EU27 and was lucky enough to be able to vote in the referendum. Unfortunately, the referendum won with a slim margin for leave, which this government has interpreted to mean that we should pursue the hardest of brexits, and quite frankly to hell with any so-called “bargaining chips” who…

J’s story

I have lived in the East Midlands for four years. Initially I found the people open and welcoming. All that changed in the run up to the referendum. Walking through the local town centre I walked past a UKIP ‘Vote Leave’ table run by a couple of pensioners. An old man offered me a leaflet,…

Eva’s story

Was doing temporary work during the referendum (temping from November 2011 to January 2017, no have a permanent job again, albeit not that well paid). Had started a temp assignment just before the referendum which was supposed to be for 3 months. The day after the referendum, the boss turns up in the office and…

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