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June 2017

A A. Wouter’s Story

My very first visit to the UK was in the summer of 2000 for a cycling holiday with my brother. We got off the ferry in Hull and, before we were well on our way to York, it started raining and I had a flat tyre. Luckily though, that was the…

A B. E.D.K’s Story

My story is first and foremost a love story. Love knows no borders after all. I was born and raised in Belgium. All my life I’d had this feeling that my destiny was to leave my country for good one day...

Yasmin’s Story

My mother was born in the UK. My grandparents, however, were from Spain. My story began when my British (with Spanish heritage) mother married my father, who’s originally from Iraq, and had me in 1991...

Symon’s Story

I want to start off by saying that I am not looking for sympathy or pity; many others have it far worse than I do. I am British, born and bred. I am married to a British wife and have a young daughter. I grew up in London in the 1980s and…

Susi’s Story

In 2001 I ended up in the UK after meeting a wonderful British man in India. We were in love and I ended up staying. The beautiful southern coast became our base and home and from there I spread my wings and travelled the world...

O.P.’s Story

To date the result of the Brexit vote has not affected me. Even in the lead-up, in the midst of the Remain and Leave campaigns, I did not experience any negative situations. This may be due to the fact I am based in London, a city…

Natalia’s Story

My name is Natalia and I am Spanish. In 2009 I sold my flat in Spain and I got an important amount of money for it. Tired of my life in 2010, I left my job, sold almost all my furniture, and put the rest of my belongings in a van. I took…

Monika’s Story

Quite frankly, I feel betrayed. Over 25 years of paying taxes and NI contributions in this country, and now I might not even be entitled to a pension. I fear for the future of my daughter, who came to the UK at the age of 9 and graduated…

Marta’s Story

When I came to the UK for the first time in July 2002, I meant to stay for a three weeks’ holiday but fell in love there with a boy from my home town that I'd known for years as just a friend...
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