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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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