Fighting for a fear-free future

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The EU referendum was a hot topic in Mojacar this week as a television crew spent three days holding interviews with residents and visitors asking them their opinion on the so-called ‘Brexit’ debate.

Notts TV’s Owen Shipton hosted the interviews in a number of locations and was particularly interested in the views of expats who were originally from the Nottinghamshire area.

The interviews began on Sunday May 8 at the Irish Rover restaurant where Shipton chose interviewees at random.

The questions will be put to a panel of experts on a television programme on the Notts TV channel.

MACS cancer support charity founder, Elaine Brown, who moved to the area from Nottingham more than 10 years ago, was interviewed at the charity’s shop in Mojacar. 

Well-known expatriate and opposition councillor, Jessica Simpson, was born in Nottingham but has lived in Spain for many years therefore she is not entitled to vote.

Despite this, Simpson still has concerns about the outcome of the referendum and shared these during an interview at Realito in Mojacar.

Simpson, who ran for mayor in last year’s Spanish municipal elections and won two council seats as part of the group Somos Mojacar, said she felt there was not enough information available to help people decide which way to vote.

She added that there seemed to be a lot of scaremongering from both the in and out campaigners which left voters even more confused.

Shipton told Euro Weekly News that he had interviewed people from a wide range of age groups and said he was surprised to find a high percentage of expats were likely to vote for the UK to leave the EU.

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