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The impact of Brexit on UK citizens abroad

Marlon is English and currently works and lives in Berlin


Written by Marlon McDonald and posted in news


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"Everything I've built in Germany; the friendships, the relationship, my career, could be eroded due to blind anger"

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I left the UK on a wonderful chance that I would be able to journey freely through 27 countries and have the opportunity to live, work and expand my mind. But now thanks to the peddling of lies from the Brexit camp, that dream has suddenly been thrust into a negative space. Everything I've built in Germany; the friendships, the relationship, my career, could be eroded due to blind anger and misinformed rage.

Don't get me wrong, I understand the feeling of restlessness and anger at the government from the people; they haven't been doing anything for us, the people, for years, especially families that are considered not that well off  like, for example, the elderly and the young. And this vote makes exactly those two demographics worse off once Article 50 is invoked.

But, before I erupt into true panic mode, all of the above reflects the reality of the European Union using us as dramatic examples of what happens when you decide you fancy leaving the house party, with the loudest and nastiest of gestures.

Right now, or for the next two years or so, I can live amidst the European dream in relative security. Safe, yet with the constant reality that my passport will eventually come and shake me awake from this wonderful fantasy.

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Published July 21st, 2016
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MEPs in Dublin Constituency


Lynn Boylan

01 873 6554

lynn.boylan@ep.europa.eu

@LNBDublin

58 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Nessa Childers

01 296 2263

nessa.childers@ep.europa.eu

@ChildersMEP

11 Glenard Hall, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

Brian Hayes

01 209 6548

brian.hayes@ep.europa.eu

@brianhayesMEP

6 Main Street, Donnybrook, Dublin 4


MEPs in Midlands North West Constituency


Matt Carthy

042 967 4001

matt.carthy@ep.europa.eu

@mattcarthy

10 Monaghan Street, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan

094 962 2710

lukeming.flanagan@ep.europa.eu

@lukeming

Priory House, Barrack Street, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Marian Harkin

071 914 5890

marian.harkin@ep.europa.eu

@MarianHarkin

28 Emmet Place, Union Street, Sligo

Mairead McGuinness

041 685 4633

mairead.mcguinness@europarl.europa.eu

@MaireadMcGMEP

Mentrim, Drumconrath, Navan, Co. Meath


MEPs in South Constituency


Deirdre Clune

1890 989 533

deirdre.clune@ep.europa.eu

@DeirdreCluneMEP

74 South Mall, Cork

Seán Kelly

085 125 5263

sean.kelly@ep.europa.eu

@SeanKellyMEP

European Parliament, ASP 08F353, rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels.

Liadh Ni Riada

01 872 6100

liadh.niriada@ep.europa.eu

@LiadhNiRiadaMEP

20 Commons Road, Blackpool, Cork

Brian Crowley

021 489 6433

brian.crowley@ep.europa.eu

Maryborough Lodge, Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork

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