A tale of two Nigels

Dear Reader, please meet Nigel. No, not Nigel F., the one you’ve seen on telly, but Nigel K., one of the many who will suffer the consequences of the other’s politics. Yes, alas, this is about Brexit. Nigel Konstam, like the other one, has been an inspiration to many. He already was a well-known...

European Brummie

I am a Brummie and a European. Although I was born and raised in Britain, I have family and friends all over Europe and I am passionate about the importance of Europe and our EU identity - both for myself and for my children. Leaving the EU is such a bad idea.On a professional...

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...

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...

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”...

John’s story

My Dad has severe dementia, and becomes very disorientated and agitated when he is not in familiar surroundings. He has lived in the same house in Surrey for the past 56 years and it is one of the very few anchors on reality that he as. It is absolutely essential that we try to...

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...

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