General Election June 8th – Are you Registered to Vote?

General Election June 8th – Are you Registered to Vote?

Many UK citizens living in other EU member countries, who were eligible, didn’t did not vote in the referendum.

 

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Delegation of expatriates meets at British Embassy in Madrid

Delegation of expatriates meets at British Embassy in Madrid

BREMAIN IN SPAIN, a group campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain, was part of a delegation to the UK Embassy in Madrid on April 19.

The purpose of the meeting, attended by representatives from a coalition of 11 UK citizens’ groups working in Europe, was to discuss the post-Brexit rights of more than one million UK citizens living in the EU where they met virtually with the Rt. Hon. David Jones – Minster of State for the Department for Exiting the EU.

The meeting was the start of an exchange of information and dialogue to illustrate the complex and intertwined nature of the rights that British citizens currently hold in the EU.  Read more…

March for Europe – London

March for Europe – London

Thousands of British ex-pats gathered to join others in London, in aid of the ‘Unite for Europe’ march, which took place on 25th March.  All joined in solidarity and against the decision for Brexit, which could see many British people, living in Europe suffering once article 50 is invoked.  If negotiations are not made in their favour, many ex-pats feel that their initial rights under a EU government may be taken away, leaving them isolated, with a possibility of having to return to the UK.  Members of Bremain in Spain were there to give their support.

See more articles in the Costa del Sol newspaper below…

Bremain on Radio & TV

Bremain on Radio & TV

Bremain in Spain coverage in the media is ever growing. You can see some of the latest radio and TV appearances below.

 

On the Radio

 

Bremain’s Sue Wilson talks to Talk Radio Europe about her recent trip to the London Unite for Europe march where she spoke, along with many other prominent pro-EU campaigners, to over 100,000 people who attended.

30 March 2017

Bremain’s Alan Aitkenhead talks to BBC West Midlands this morning doing a great job explaining the issues affecting us here in Spain!

28 March 2017

Howard Brereton of Talk Radio Europe talks to Sue Wilson – Chair of Bremain in Spain about her appearance at the Parliamentary Select Committee representing UK citizens in Spain.

6 March 2017

Bob James of Talk Radio Europe talks to Sue Wilson – Chair of Bremain in Spain about the Choose Freedom Campaign – European Citizens Initiative.

26 February 2017

On TV

Al Jazeera – 10 April 2017

Co-founders of Bremain in Spain – Carrie Frais and Deborah Gray talk to Al Jazeera.

What will Brexit mean for UK expats in Spain?

As Brexit negotiations gather steam in the UK, there are plenty of Britons abroad who worry about how it will affect them.
In Spain, which is home to a large British expatriate community, entrepreneurs who have established companies fear their ventures are being undermined.
Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from Barcelona – http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/04/brexit-uk-expats-spain-170410184648639.html

Press TV – 9 April 2017

Brexit: A complex divorce process
It’s becoming clear that there is far more complexity than thought behind Britain’s exit from the European Union, the so-called Brexit.
Featuring Sue Wilson chair of Bremain in Spain
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/04/09/517337/Brexit-

Directo – 26 March 2017

Bremain in Spain member Adele Price describes the difficulties of the British living and working in Spain after Brexit.

Bremain in the News

Bremain in the News

Bremain in Spain coverage in the media is ever growing. You can see some of the latest press appearances below.

 

In the Press

 

8 April 2017
La voz en España de los expatriados británicos
Adele Theresa Price está indignada. Mucho. Dolida y enfadada. No entiende qué está pasando en su Inglaterra natal y, menos aún, qué les ha ocurrido a los británicos, un pueblo que siempre ha destacado por la “diversidad”, señala.
La Vanguardia
http://www.lavanguardia.com/gente/20170408/421532527316/adele-theresa-price-bremain-in-spain-brexit-derechos-residentes.html

 

31 March 2017
Brits in Spain await Brexit talks outcome
The UK officially triggered Article 50 on Wednesday, meaning that proceedings have started for the UK to leave the EU, rather ironically for some, on 1 April 2019.
Sur in English
http://www.surinenglish.com/national/201703/31/brits-spain-await-brexit-20170331092944-v.html

 

31 March 2017
Latest news from Bremain in Spain
DURING a conversation with Sue Wilson the chair of pressure group Bremain in Spain, she told Euro Weekly News that she had been very pleased with the fact that more than 100,000 people had taken the trouble to attend the Unite for Europe march.
Euro Weekly News
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/news/on-euro-weekly-news/spain-news-in-english/144001-latest-news-from-bremain-in-spain#

 

28 March 2017
Liberal Democrats Brussels & Europe
It’s been a bittersweet week. And none of us are looking forward to tomorrow.
I’ve just come back from London where I took part in one of the many pan European marches to celebrate the EU’s 60th birthday.
Liberal Democrats News
http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2f944a84982031e3938357c5f&id=bf9beb6a64&e=c3e4cc6096

 

26 March 2017
Españolizados por el ‘Brexit’
Los británicos toman las calles de Londres y Madrid para reclamar su europeidad. Los que piden un pasaporte de aquí se multiplican por siete. «Ya no siento orgullo inglés».
Las Provincias
http://www.lasprovincias.es/sociedad/201703/25/espanolizados-brexit-20170325000914-v.html

 

26 March 2017
100,000 join anti-Brexit march
AN ESTIMATED 100,000 people including Britons from France marched against Brexit in the London sunshine yesterday.
The Connexion
https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Brexit/100-000-join-anti-Brexit-march

 

25 March 2017
Los que cobren pensión baja tendrán que regresar
John Muffet, británico que vive en granada
Las Provincias
http://www.lasprovincias.es/sociedad/201703/25/cobren-pension-baja-tendran-20170325000835-v.html

 

25 March 2017
No dedico ni cinco minutos a pensar en volver
James Maconachie, británico que vive en Teruel
Las Provincias
http://www.lasprovincias.es/sociedad/201703/25/dedico-cinco-minutos-pensar-20170325000835-v.html

 

25 March 2017
El río europeo desborda Londres
Los españoles en el Reino Unido y los expatriados británicos en España, los gibraltareños y los escoceses, los fans del Liverpool y los paisanos de Shakespeare en Stratford-upon-Avon… Todos ellos hicieron piña de la mayor manifestación pro-europea desde el Brexit: un incesante río azul, salpicado con Union Jacks y demás banderas de la UE, recorriendo el largo trecho entre Hyde Park y la plaza del Parlamento, recuperada ya del espanto.
El Mundo
http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2017/03/25/58d69b70468aeb93238b466e.html

 

21 March 2017
Los expatriados británicos en España hacen de tripas corazón por el Brexit
El número de británicos que ha pasado el test de nacionalidad española, uno de los varios requisitos para obtener la nacionalidad, ha aumentado de forma espectacular desde el referéndum británico del pasado junio.
A Financial Times article published in Expansion
http://www.expansion.com/economia/politica/2017/03/21/58d01cfbe5fdea46668b4592.html

 

20 March 2017
Spanish Brexit negotiator suggests British expats should keep their EU rights
Madrid is seeking a Brexit deal that will allow British expatriates to remain in Spain with full access to their EU benefits.
Jorge Toledo, the Spanish secretary for the EU and the chairman of the working group on Brexit, indicated that his government would “in principle” support the agreement with the UK, so that Britons living in Spain continue to enjoy their EU rights.
RT
https://www.rt.com/uk/381466-spain-brexit-eu-expats/

 

20 March 2017
Expat benefits should stay, says Spain
Spain wants a Brexit deal that allows British expatriates to remain on the Costas with their benefits intact, including access to healthcare.
The Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/expat-benefits-should-stay-says-spain-hndfxnds3
(Subscription Only)

 

17 March 2017
Uncertainty for many as Brexit bill gets royal assent
Pro-remain groups are to participate in the ‘Unite for Europe’ march on 25 March to highlight the plight of EU citizens in UK and Britons abroad
Sur in English
http://www.surinenglish.com/national/201703/17/uncertainty-many-brexit-bill-20170317091212-v.html

 

17 March
Spain’s UK expats face Brexit Citizenship Dilemma
British passport holders consider switching because Madrid forbids dual nationality.
Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/content/172d4660-0973-11e7-ac5a-903b21361b43
(Subscription Only)

 

15 March 2017
Pensioner campaigners protest Britain’s position on Brexit
CAMPAIGN groups championing the rights of British pensioners living in the EU fear that Brexit may force many hundreds of thousands to return to the UK, placing enormous strain on the UK’s already overburdened health and social care services.
Euro Weekly
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/news/on-euro-weekly-news/spain-news-in-english/143796-pensioner-campaigners-protest-britain%E2%80%99s-position-on-brexit

 

13 March 2017
As Brexit nears, a look at how 5 people are coping
Brexit. It’s coming, but no one knows what form it will take. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to fire the starting pistols this month, leading to at least two years of complex negotiations between Britain and 27 other European Union nations with competing interests.
Five people — three in Britain, two in continental Europe — tell how they are coping with the uncertainty
AP Associated Press
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/55406eea2af640acb419774af772cc8d/brexit-nears-look-how-5-people-are-coping

 

12 March 2017
Expatriados, los nuevos indignados británicos
Los británicos en suelo europeo -que superan el millón-reclaman al gobierno de Theresa May que proteja su libertad de movimiento y su derecho a la atención sanitaria, entre otros
El Mundo
http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2017/03/12/58c2a1bde2704ef4198b4616.html

 

16 February 2017
Expat campaign group Bremain In Spain demands EU passports for Brits post-Brexit
The group has backed the Choose Freedom Campaign, which wants Brussels to protect expats’ rights once the UK exits the EU.
The Olive Press
http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2017/02/14/expat-campaign-group-bremain-spain-demands-eu-passports-brits-post-brexit/

 

14 February 2017
‘Choose Freedom’: EU passport campaign launched across Europe
Imagine a post-Brexit scenario whereby Brits will be issued with EU passports to secure the right to freedom of movement across the 27 member states of the European Union.
The Local es
https://www.thelocal.es/20170214/brexit-choose-freedom-eu-passport-campaign-launched-across-europe

 

13 February 2017
Initiative launched calling for UK citizens to be issued with EU passports after Brexit
If adopted the proposal would help UK citizens keep freedom of movements
The European Commission is being asked to consider issuing EU passports to British people in danger of losing their right to free movement after Brexit.
Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-citizenship-keep-choose-freedom-move-abroad-a7578061.html

 

13 February 2017
Brits in Spain fear post-Brexit backlash and want their voices heard
British people who have made Spain their home are fearful that they will suffer a post-Brexit backlash over the UK government’s treatment of foreigners , and are anxious to make their voice heard.
The Local es
https://www.thelocal.es/20170213/brits-in-spain-fear-post-brexit-backlash