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Dozens of Britons march in southern Spain ahead of Brexit

Dozens of Britons march in southern Spain ahead of Brexit

22/9/2019 4:36:00 PM

Dozens of Britons march in southern Spain ahead of Brexit

Dozens of Britons marched through the southern Spanish city of Malaga on Sunday to register their concerns about their uncertain status as Britain ...

BookmarkMALAGA, Spain: Dozens of Britons marched through the southern Spanish city of Malaga on Sunday (Sep 22) to register their concerns about their uncertain status as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.Spain is home to around 300,000 Britons. Together with Portugal, the Iberian peninsula accounts for almost a quarter of all Britons living in Europe, UN data shows.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementBritish residents in Spain, wearing masks of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, take part in an anti-Brexit demonstration, in Malaga, Spain, Sep 22, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Jon Nazca)"We feel really forgotten here in Spain," said Michael Soffe, a 61-year-old businessman who has lived in Malaga for 30 years."Many here are pensioners - will they lose their healthcare overnight, for example?" he added.

Protesters brandished European Union, Spanish and British flags and held banners reading"They're trying to make us leave the EU" and"Take back control: My grandkids' future".British residents in Spain march during an anti-Brexit demonstration. (Photo: Reuters/Jon Nazca)

AdvertisementAdvertisementSpain is the most popular European retirement destination for Britons, with around a third of British residents aged over 65. Among foreign nationals, they are by far the biggest users of Spain's state-funded universal healthcare system.

Many are concerned they will lose their free access to Spanish healthcare, currently assured by the European Union, as a result of Britain's exit from the bloc.A protester poses for a picture as British residents in Spain take part in an anti-Brexit demonstration, in Malaga, Spain, Sep 22, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Jon Nazca)

Acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who could be replaced following November elections, has sought to reassure Britons living in Spain, promising to protect their rights after Britain's exit from the European Union.One demonstrator on Sunday said Spain had done more for Britons living in the country than the British government.

British residents in Spain march during an anti-Brexit demonstration. (Photo: Reuters/Jon Nazca)"Spain is doing everything it can to protect us," said Tamara Essex, a 60-year-old from Dorset, southwest England, who has lived in Spain for more than seven years."The UK government has forgotten us."

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British Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay visited Spain last week to discuss the exit of Britain from the European Union with Spanish government representatives and hear from groups representing Britons in Spain.The British government is in talks with Spain about protecting access to healthcare, he said.

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Dozens of Britons march in southern Spain ahead of Brexit MALAGA , SPAIN (REUTERS) - Dozens of Britons marched through the southern Spanish city of Malaga on Sunday (Sept 22) to register their concerns about their uncertain status as Britain prepares to leave the European Union .. Read more at straitstimes.com. sorry to sound harsh but if you decide to leave the UK and live in another country don't expect the UK to throw themselves under the EU bus just to support your chosen way of life. These are people who invest their lives in Spain. It may be for warmer climate, tax, cheaper wine etc. As for me, I endure cold winters, pay tax to HM Treasury, and pay between £3.90 and £5 for a pint of beer. Expats never seem to be sorry for me!

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Dozens of Britons march in southern Spain ahead of Brexit MALAGA , SPAIN (REUTERS) - Dozens of Britons marched through the southern Spanish city of Malaga on Sunday (Sept 22) to register their concerns about their uncertain status as Britain prepares to leave the European Union .. Read more at straitstimes.com. sorry to sound harsh but if you decide to leave the UK and live in another country don't expect the UK to throw themselves under the EU bus just to support your chosen way of life. These are people who invest their lives in Spain. It may be for warmer climate, tax, cheaper wine etc. As for me, I endure cold winters, pay tax to HM Treasury, and pay between £3.90 and £5 for a pint of beer. Expats never seem to be sorry for me!

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