Brexit Deportations Beginning Next Month

29 mar 2021
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Because of Boris Johnson's extreme tory brexit removing our freedom of movement rights, a number of British immigrants living in the EU are coming to the end of their 90 days allowed stay and are in the process of being deported. A disproportionate number seem to be brexit supporters who didn't think they needed to do anything in order to be allowed to stay. They were not correct.
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  • Yeah nah. I am a immigrant. I emigrated to country X. I emmigrated from Poland/ England etc. Or I'm an UK expat. Its not racist. Its just use if language abbreviated

    Ozdave McGeeOzdave McGee2 timmar sedan
  • Tell the Brits to ask for refugee status !

    David SextonDavid Sexton2 timmar sedan
  • Wow, where's your evidence to everyone who's been told to leave Spain was a keep saying everyone is stupid but not you... Any EU citizen who wants to live and work in any other EU country could do so, for a maximum of 6 months before having to apply for a visa. Is it possible the people who have been told to come back to the UK was already living there illegally anyway....or possible that it was older retired people, who lived their for 6 months of winter/fall and came back to England In the summer?. Now the rules have changed, they would have to fill in paper work for a different type of Visa? Which by the way. out of that few hundred people could of, in fact had the visa processing 🤔.....

    Kieron RatcliffeKieron Ratcliffe2 timmar sedan
  • If they are not Legal, and they think that ex Pat means anything but being illegal, then are they have asked for being deported. I have no sympathy for them.

    Zelda SharpeZelda Sharpe3 timmar sedan
  • When my Mother was 84 she went to 'live in sin' as she said with her boyfriend in Canada. She always proudly and jokingly referred to herself a a 'landed immigrant' as that what was stamped in her passport. She found that term very amusing and took the opportunity to use it when ever she could........:-)

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  • Brexit voters in my experience are generally just a bunch of willingly ignorant and down right ignorant right wing nationalists and racists. Who damaged the UK politically and economically and deprived the rest of us of our EU citizenship and the benefits that come with it. Please let's call what is referred to as 'British exceptionalism' what it is, white supremacist racism pure and simple. I have yet to meet a non white person that thinks like that. Please do not get me started on Brexiteer's, that corrupt bunch of lying racist gangsters.........:-)

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  • How about YOU POST SOME EVIDENCE to support this BULLSHIT CLAIM. Spain has no intention of deporting ANYONE ! Just more remoaner lies.

    Paul TylerPaul Tyler7 timmar sedan
  • Phill I do enjoy going back in time through your Uploads . Very Funny 😁. 🇮🇪🇪🇺

    Derek MulreadyDerek Mulready8 timmar sedan
  • This is clearly the lonely hearts channel for remoaners.

    swimmad456swimmad45611 timmar sedan
  • This is just anti Brexit bullshit, as is the derogatory photo chosen. The truth is explained in this Bigissue investigation.

    John BreretonJohn Brereton15 timmar sedan
  • I have lived in Spain ever since 1993 when I had to get a job or leave within 3 months. I have always had to have a residency permit and I have always paid tax here. And if being in the EU is just so obviously beneficial to those on the lower wage scale who have met wave after wave of ‘expats’ arriving in Britain, then why did the Swiss vote against it as well as Norway who also heard all the same arguments against the idea of not joining? What we needed was more ‘expats’ arriving and putting pressure on the wages of UK youtubers and journalists...

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  • Voting for brexit: Everyone else is an immigrant but me.

    Amelia7Amelia720 timmar sedan

    Arthur StrongArthur StrongDag sedan
  • Couldn't agree more. They are getting what they deserve. It's just a shame that there are so many gullible people in the uk that swallowed al the brexit lies hook line and sinker and ▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎ed it up for the rest of us. Pro brexiteers are probably in the minoriy now that they can see the reality a bit clearer.

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  • Surely previously registered Brits have the option to re-register under the UK EU withdrawal agreement. However, I understand that if they're to lazy to complete this process, or if for technical reasons they can't meet the criteria (lack of sufficient income, never bothered to learn some phrases in Spanish etc, they may have a problem). In my case I travel regularly so when my 90 days of EU Schengen protocol days are up, I move to a non Schengen state. I'm against the EU, not based on any British experience but on my observations and opinions about the many negative aspects of EU modus operandi. I firmly believe the EU will faces many challenges in the coming years.

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  • sure the spanish people will be so sad, to see these english immigrants leave, they made no attempt to integrate, like they say people in england should and live in their own little englands, total hypocrites.

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  • I'm a 40 year old German and have lived in England for almost 30 years. I've noticed that the British media is completely lying about this situation. It's you Brits who chose to leave Europe, so it's only normal that rules that apply to other countries outside the EU are being applied to you. Fact, even though I've lived in England for most my life, I also have to apply to settled Status to remain in England as a result of Brexit. The arrogance Brexiteers have, to complain that they have to apply for settled Status to remain in EU is a a joke..

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  • Great commentary, well informed, and an acerbic wit to boot. Well done! British exceptionalism has its consequences for those very same people who want their cake and eat it .

    Kevin KehoeKevin KehoeDag sedan
  • So the EU want deport self supporting brits , while ilegal imigrants withe no money no ID no skills can stay anywhere at the expense of the working SMART

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  • Good,,I hope they rot in the holes they thought they had ran from. They love Great Britain so much they left it.

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  • I am not interested in a minority that choose to leave the UK and live in an EU member state,I care about the UK as a sovereign nation being free of the vile political project that is the EU.The people who chose the EU over the UK have only the treacherous EuroCrats to blame for their problems.

    John WoodruffJohn Woodruff2 dagar sedan
  • We are not unique in believing we are not foreigners in a foreign land. I am English, standing in the UK and listened to some Chinese talk about me and ask who the foreigner was. (i lived in china for 2 years and speak mandarin). I've worked all over Europe ( I lived in Germany 4 years as an engineer) and listened to a Turkish man complain about how many African foreigners are swarming over his little German town. Unlike many other nations, we will find another poor country to call our home, slagging off the UK as usual, whilst denying the umbilical cord tying us back to blighty with the title 'Ex-pat'. However, like I said, we are not unique in this thought.

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  • So Sad situation! I am French and live in France. Travelling to UK becomes problematic and costly. As an English man in my heart (Mum was British) I cannot come over for the moment although I would wish and need to...

    David DionisioDavid Dionisio2 dagar sedan
  • Brexit supporters are not thick - just mind-blowingly stupid

    James GilbartJames Gilbart2 dagar sedan
  • Dear Remoaners... You lost. Dry your eyes.

    Geralt Of RiveaGeralt Of Rivea2 dagar sedan
  • Arhh you poor leftie loveeeee

    Jason OwenJason Owen2 dagar sedan
  • Disaster Capitalists created a disaster in the UK so they could make money from the disaster while everyone in the UK lost. I guess this is the buccaneer spirit Johnson et al were joyfully proclaiming ... This time against his own country rather than any other country ... At times it seems Johnson & his nasty government didn't have any idea about governing, managing crises, the EU etc & are just play acting being in power with their script written by their disaster Capitalist backers.

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  • Very condescending, from captain hindsight here. If you need to keep insulting people to get your point across then you've done a bad job.

    D fosterD foster2 dagar sedan
  • If we're a third country, like Thailand, why does my Thai girlfriend need a Schengen visa and I'm allowed to enter for 90 days? Don't get that.

    Jeff HambletonJeff Hambleton2 dagar sedan
  • How can you explain lorry drivers sandwiches, being confiscated on Jan., 1st and shellfish banned ! 😂

    Dean HowellsDean Howells2 dagar sedan
  • ALL europeans,Ausies, Yanks, KIWI'S and Canadians in Asia, call themselves EXPATS ! So don't pick on Brits......😂

    Dean HowellsDean Howells2 dagar sedan
  • Beautifully put....😁👍🏼

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  • It’s very telling to see how much you enjoy the misfortunes of your fellow countrymen. You clearly hate your own country and it’s people.

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  • Were it not members from the Brexit party that complained that they were losing their EU benefits and compensation. Not realising that when you leave the EU you no longer a member of the EU parliament, commissions etc. It is mind blowing how incredible dumb some people are.

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  • They should apply to stay if they want to stay people from EU should go back but UK wouldn't UK is a walk over

    Clara MillerClara Miller3 dagar sedan
  • UK can send a boat load of Spanish People back, if they don't like it,

    james mitchelljames mitchell3 dagar sedan
  • To a degree it's their own fault they're being deported.. shoukd of taken up proper citizenship of that country.

    barry kirkbybarry kirkby3 dagar sedan
  • Hard luck. The UK is out, thank goodness.

    The Winged MessengerThe Winged Messenger3 dagar sedan
  • Seven hundred british getting deported from spain

    John MageeJohn Magee3 dagar sedan
  • Seems like your all jealous people living in the sun because you never made it jajajaja

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  • Vote SNP to get back in to Europe...Independence and back in the block of countries in the biggest free market Economy in the world ...working in Europe, Education in Europe, retire in Europe...It’s a no brainier... Excepting the Euro cuts off the banker extortion every time we go on holiday...Being full members will see better Job protection, and less taxes, and more money in your pockets to SNP for a better future for our Children..A independent sovereign country in the free market European economy... 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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  • Brilliant. Looking forward to some bank repossessions 😎😎😎

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  • Not much sympathy for leaving EU supporting immigrants on the Continent. Excellent analysis . The B word inappropriate as it affects the whole the UK and UK citizens. Feel more sorry for the young people now not able to study and work on the Continent. Many older leave voters don't have to face the consequences of their emotional folly , and many no doubt are no longer with us. I know of UK naturalised citizens , born outside the EU who actually voted to leave , but that's democracy! Londoners whom voted 60%+ to remain should be more vocal . We in Greater London have some the most deprived Boroughs in country, often pay more tax and council tax than other regions , with shortages of teachers and NHS staff. Vote leave Boroughs, (only 5 outer London out of 32 ) should be encouraged to leave London and join the Europhobe counties of Essex , Surrey, Berkshire & Herts. In a remain voting Borough 70% + , I'm tired of being scolded by anti immigrant and outdated xenophobic parts of the country and media. Not suggesting that we should be like some selfish Catalans or Flemish , but London should given at least as much autonomy in tax raising and borrowing powers as Scotland and Wales. We urgently need quality new public housing and essential infrastructure like Crossrail 2&3 & more river crossings and tighter controls of greenbelt and new build developments as investment vehicles , owned by offshore , tax avoiding investors. Ashamed that a London MP , in a rare vote leave Borough , sacked for lying, having deceived Parliament & the monarchy ( declared by the UK Supreme Court) is disgracing our City , Region, nation and country with his corrupt practices and swindling of London and British public funds. Stop to these wingging Ultra or hard leavers , who don't aren't content with ruining our economy and our historic tradition of being open to refugees , political asylum seekers and those in need of' safety. So often they were deceived by a failed parliamentary candidate ( 7 times no less) that some of us wished had not survived his plane crash private school education in Dulwich.

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  • Wish you would refine your comment more ,initially confusing, who are the sufferers

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  • Oh, I guess they forgot to put illegal immigrants into the conversation.That’s why they call themselves expats because the left have changed the definition of immigrants to include illegal immigrants and their pissed because everyone has caught on to that.

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  • Will they go back in dinghies and will they be arrested when they reach the white cliffs

    Andy JordanAndy Jordan4 dagar sedan
  • Brexit all the way... nothing different to britians coming home. To imigrants leaving... we voted what we voted.

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  • I gave this the time of day despite holding a different view until you started the ad hominem attacks on brexiteers being thick. Typical leftie.

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  • Spanish racists

    Shaun ConwayShaun Conway4 dagar sedan
  • We left. Get over it. You're embarrassing youself lol

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  • I hate that phrase expat. They are immigrants full stop. Most of them won't even bother to learn Spanish.

    Mackem MarkMackem Mark4 dagar sedan
  • its all crap if you are well off u can live anywhere including north korea, those are not well off, end ov

    trevor francistrevor francis4 dagar sedan
  • look there immigrants no place here for u, yu made yu bed lie in it, there Europes and we are not

    trevor francistrevor francis4 dagar sedan
  • 7 billion Sterling is about to be written off the UK GDP this week by Johnson in one foul swoop. Lugano, the agreement that allows all European companies and individuals to access court orders regarding trading disputes locally, thus making the possibility for an individual of an EU country that is a signatory to the Lugano agreement, can get his or her €75 back from an internet seller who sent them a dodgy hairdryer from another European country, this is the same agreement that allows an international corporation in France to stop an efficient corporation in, say, Germany from stitching each other up. Johnson is about to be told by someone with a foreign accent that the UK can no longer join in because he has been misbehaving in Ireland. As the UK was previously the "go to" country for these legal battles, and many contracts had UK in the small print for jurisdiction, the lawyers, barristers and courts all got a cut of the 7 billion accrued from these legal battles. Fortunately Uber are now taking on drivers for most major cities in England so the barristers now unemployed will be able to continue to feed their cocaine habit.

    Martin HerglotzMartin Herglotz4 dagar sedan
  • All thanks to the biggest liar on earth Nigel Farage. Not telling anyone how to suck eggs !!!!!!

    Love&PeaceLove&Peace4 dagar sedan
  • If you go to another country you are a immigrant this is a fact . If you live in Europe you had plenty of time to sort out papers so if you thought you were something special well you are not The most important fact is we have left the Eu so stop morning about something you cannot change and start getting positive towards your country even you don’t agree with what’s happened it’s not going to change and if you are that unhappy well goodbye but remember to sort out your visa

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  • Now we know where the Americans get their idiocy. Literally thousands of them in Mexico illigally but call guessed it....expats.

    Carlos BardalesCarlos Bardales5 dagar sedan
  • Who creates these stupid videos?

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  • Briton wanted free movement they just didn't want anyone else to have it I just don't get why anyone thought the EU would make this easy for us

    Oliver WilsonOliver Wilson5 dagar sedan
  • Best craic in years. Nearly as good as the DUP voting for Brexit and being surprised by a border in the sea.

    Ben McGurkBen McGurk5 dagar sedan
  • Your premise is wrong, brits living abroad have traditionally always called themselves expats, probably because it's a much nicer sounding word to use than immigrant. To quote morbid Morrisey, 'did you see the jealousy in the eyes of the ones who were left behind' .

    Noname72Noname725 dagar sedan
  • They are so thick and entitled. Serves them right. I used to live in Portugal. I went into a bar one day and asked for my breakfast in Portuguese and the owner didn't understand me. He'd been there for 12 years and didn't speak a word of Portuguese. I'd been there 2 and was pretty much fluent. Now I live in Italy as an IMMIGRANT and me all my other IMMIGRANT friends all speak Italian, and all work legally. (Thank goodness for the dearly departed FOM...). We are accepted as a valuable part of the ITALIAN community. Hey-ho!!

    Wendy HumphreysWendy Humphreys5 dagar sedan
  • The Daily Express is a disgusting rag that hates the EU, Spain and Benidorm in particular. The Daily Mail and The Sun are also bad, but nowhere as bigoted as the Daily Express. Some of their articles are just pure fantasy and I really cannot understand anyone paying to read such rubbish.

    Night NurseNight Nurse5 dagar sedan
  • This is ironic.

    Kaname FujiwaraKaname Fujiwara5 dagar sedan
  • Let this be a lesson to the Scottish independence idiots who think this is going to be a cake walk.

    John BrewsterJohn Brewster5 dagar sedan
  • You cannot educate pork / gammon

    Brendan GloverBrendan Glover5 dagar sedan
  • You get what you voted for... Sit back and enjoy the ride....

    Joseph AndranovichJoseph Andranovich5 dagar sedan
  • This is a wonderful reporting thanks.made my day

    Bernard RayBernard Ray5 dagar sedan
  • Well it's time we kicked out the three million spongers that have slipping in to our country

    Richard GTRichard GT5 dagar sedan
  • Don't worry it'll work the other way as well EU citizens here will be getting their letters also, the only difference is the foreigners her tend to speak English the Brits that live in these other countries don't bother learning the language of the countries they now live in even if they've been there 20 yrs, Its just like the prats that go on holiday to Spain come back and tell you about the English pub, restaurant even a fish and chip shop they found makes you wonder why they didn't stay in Accrington, you'll also find the vast majority of Brits living in the EU voted against Brexit, ah well I suppose they'll have to come home and spend their money here meanwhile the Spanish will be losing millions but the landlady's in Blackpool will be chuffed.

    Ian WhittinghamIan Whittingham6 dagar sedan
  • Turkeys voting for Christmas!

    Trevor GibbTrevor Gibb6 dagar sedan
  • When I WORKED abroad I was an expat for tax purposes. If I wanted to live overseas permanently I would have been an immigrant.

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  • Well you voted for it... Now suck it up!

    Zsa EdrZsa Edr6 dagar sedan
  • Nothing wrong with British weather. But then, I'm Canadian.

    Claude MaassenClaude Maassen6 dagar sedan
  • They are dogging you.

    Aidan Francis O'FlynnAidan Francis O'Flynn6 dagar sedan
  • Just like a spoiled kid , just stop whining, get over it! 😢😢😢😢

    Peter RosePeter Rose6 dagar sedan
  • Right to the point video that made me laugh at the idiocy of the Brexit voting expats,now complaining they are being deported. Karma is a beautiful thing when it applies to arrogant know it all Brits with all the intelligence of a bag of shite.

    Brian McKieBrian McKie6 dagar sedan
  • Hearing this week of the thousands of people in the UK still waiting for treatment and operations following delays caused by Covid, made me very worried for the future of the NHS and a scenario for which the British government will probably not have prepared. Not all of the returnees will have been deported. There will be an influx of hundreds of thousands of mainly old Brits all needing to be treated in an NHS already struggling, when they find costs prohibitive in Europe. Not only Spain, but also France where there are over 100,000 residents, and other European countries. This could already have started and will increase after the end of 2020 when all Brits need to have all their ducks in a row and all paperwork completed.

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  • *we call them cow pats*

    Heather WoodHeather Wood7 dagar sedan
  • Er...we don't want him back, thanks! With love from sunny Spain

    M PinedaM Pineda7 dagar sedan
  • But Costa criminals are welcome to stay ?

    Thomas MorinThomas Morin7 dagar sedan
  • Bang on correct on everything!

    Peter ZeeuwPeter Zeeuw7 dagar sedan
  • Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies, Farewell and adieu to you fair ladies of Spain For we voted Brexit Now we're to be sent back to England, And we may ne'er see you fair ladies again. We'll rant and we'll roar, like true Brexiteers, We'll rant and we'll roar that we got what we voted for Because we were stupid We'll freeze back in England From Ushant to Scilly 'tis five degrees

    Bad Kitty No Milk TonightBad Kitty No Milk Tonight7 dagar sedan
  • The UK has 4 million immigrants from the EU and this Arshole is trying to justify people being pushed out of their homes in the EU. Imagine if the UK started reciprocation. Imagine the UK will have to go to the rest of the world with its £60 billion tourist money. This EU paid for propagandists is so transparent it laughable.

    James HoweJames Howe7 dagar sedan
    • I find it more laughable that you do not realise this is a consequence of what you voted for. The rules where in place for years already, they just happen to apply to the UK now by its own choice. So direct your frothing at the mouth towards those who caused it, not those who execute it, or get educated.

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  • Those ex-pats (not all, of course) who voted against their own interests, by voting to leave the EU!! Serves them right!!

    Marcus AntoniusMarcus Antonius7 dagar sedan
  • Doesn't understand the difference between immigration and emigration.

    Bill MorganBill Morgan7 dagar sedan
  • Excellent as ever 🙏

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  • There is no irony at all. This is a mixture of tax dodgers, criminals and those who chose not to register as residents.

    Archie BaldArchie Bald7 dagar sedan
  • those that have moved abroad are obviously remoaners. And when are the UK going to deport the EU immigrants in the UK

    neil hartleyneil hartley7 dagar sedan
    • Obviously not, a lot of them voted brexit. Karma

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  • If you hate immigrants who have the temerity to call themselves British ex-pats, do you similarly hate Pakistanis who call themselves Asian? What about this? That's ethnic Pakistanis talking about EXPAT Pakistanis. Your ignorance knows no bounds, or perhaps you will also call them toxic for the same offence? I think I've made my point. So who's thick? If you believe that this is a "Plague Island" it really is time you fucked off elsewhere. You'll be much happier, & so will we.

    Alan GaillardAlan Gaillard7 dagar sedan
    • Come on!!!!

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    • I'M WAITING!!!!!

      Alan GaillardAlan Gaillard5 dagar sedan
  • It’s the eu being nasty you silly man, get yourself an education. If you don’t like Britain get out?

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  • I am really soul searching for a good reason for brexit. Please someone tell me, I am willing to listen.

    Patrick CarlinPatrick Carlin7 dagar sedan
  • They didn't give a toss until it affected them, they deserve every bit of suffering coming their way.

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  • I'm confused, is he a anti-brexit?

  • “EXPRATS”.... The command of their own language is unbelievable.

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  • So the way I understand this, if you are living in Spain and want to stay longer than 90 days a year, you have to register as a Spanish citizen and therefore be taxed under Spanish law? That sounds like an incentive to not register as a Spanish citizen but you would still be under English tax laws. Is that right?

    Andrew DoddAndrew Dodd7 dagar sedan
  • I love all these comments. The truth is that it is lucky for the Spaniards, that they are going to be free of all the British rabble that visit them or live among them. Drunks throwing themselves off the balconies and the most select of the plebs, rude and disrespectful, doing what they dare not do in their own country.

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  • EU’s Racism, no surprises. Who Elected Ursula? nobody. Who Elected Verhoffshtat, nobody.....

    Melvin TindalMelvin Tindal8 dagar sedan
  • Great Work, Keep it up!

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