CLEARLY the Brexit result is big news in the United Kingdom and the BBC decided that it needed to find out how expatriates in Spain were handling the news and what they thought would happen in the future, so they naturally turned to Euro Weekly News for comment.
On Monday June 27, this writer appeared as a guest on seven different radio shows on BBC stations running as far south as the Solent up to Scotland and plenty of places in between including Merseyside, Teesside and Humberside.
Each presenter asked a number of surprisingly different questions but all were interested in how expatriates had reacted to the result, what they thought about the future and what the Spanish thought of the decision.
They also expressed some surprise that a person living in an EU member state could even consider voting to leave the EU but understood that many said they were thinking of their families ‘back home,’ even though they weren’t eligible to vote themselves as they had been out of the UK for more than 15 years.
The answer that seemed to most resonate with each of the interviewers was the EWN view that British expatriates would ‘keep calm and carry on,’ as only time would tell what lay in the future, although those on restricted incomes, particularly pensions paid in sterling would see some immediate reduction in their euro value.