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The EU and the Brexit Situation in Spain: what are your views?

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:45pm
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Ricardo

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Hi, does anyone have any comments, experiences or information on the EU and the Brexit Situation in Spain?

I hear the Spanish are very angry with the British and was wondering if any British Expats have had any experiences....?

Many thanks,

Ricardo

alant

Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 4:59pm

alant

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Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 4:59pm

Hi Ricardo,

yes the Spanish in general are angry at the Brexit but like us they have been fed a pack of lies by the media.

I have just been on the Spanish version of MSN and the comments are almost 100% anti British and all seem to be bigoted and think that we ex-pats should go home(cut your nose off to spite your face), 8% of Andalucia's income comes from tourism as is 11% of employment.  

Now I have many Spanish friends and when I explain my reasons why I would have voted out they all seem to think we are probably correct in our decision.

We are going to La Cinta this evening to eat the remains of last months Matanza, I will let you know if I am racially abused. 

Ricardo

Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 10:17pm

Ricardo

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Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 10:17pm

Thanks for for comments - do tell me your experiences at La Cinta....

Bigoted, misinformed, or lied-to, we expats may still have to bear the brunt of those actions of the Spanish. I just want to blend in and be accepted by the locals so naturally this is something I'm concerned about.....

pah1547

Posted: Sat Jul 2, 2016 2:26pm

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Posted: Sat Jul 2, 2016 2:26pm

We live in a small, Spanish village and everyone who normally talks to us is treating us exactly the same, friendly as always. Just hope we are able to spend the rest of our lives here and not have to go back to the UK because of all the people who believed most of the lying s***s running the Brexit campaign.

Ricardo

Posted: Sat Jul 2, 2016 3:59pm

Ricardo

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Posted: Sat Jul 2, 2016 3:59pm

Thank you. I'm totally with you on that one.....

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ting

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:45am

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Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:45am

I am of the opinion that all politicians lied no matter what side there on

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Ricardo

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:31pm

Ricardo

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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:31pm

I've just come back from Spain and everything is normal - no difference whatsoever. Just shows you can't believe politicians, the media or the geezer down the pub who thinks he knows everything....

Ricardo 

alant

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:37pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:37pm

Ricardo wrote on Fri Jul 1, 2016 10:17pm:

Thanks for for comments - do tell me your experiences at La Cinta....

Bigoted, misinformed, or lied-to, we expats may still have to bear the brunt of those actions of the Spanish. I just want to blend in and be accepted by the locals so naturally this is something I'm concerned about.....

Not being treat any different from 25 years ago (pre Spain entering the EEC).

Warringtonwaddy

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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:03pm

alant wrote on Fri Jul 1, 2016 4:59pm:

Hi Ricardo,

yes the Spanish in general are angry at the Brexit but like us they have been fed a pack of lies by the media.

I have just been on the Spanish version of MSN and the comments are almost 100% anti British and all seem to be bigoted and think that we ex-pats should go home(cut your nose off to spite your face), 8% of Andalucia's income comes from tourism as is 11% of employment.  

Now I have many Spanish friends and when I explain my reasons why I would have voted out they all seem to think we are probably correct in our decision.

We are going to La Cinta this evening to eat the remains of last months Matanza, I will let you know if I am racially abused. 

I would love to hear why someone would vote out if living in Soain

The campaign was based on lies and the only benefit of voting out is to turn the UK back into the post war poverty  era then getting zero immigratuon and loosing the right to live in Spain 

Despite its problems the EU had transformed the UK for the better 

The EU open skies agreement meaning cheap flights is priceless to mention one 

EU money into holiday resorts improving sea fronts again priceless 

Why would anyone want to leave ????? 

alant

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:30pm

alant

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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:30pm

If I had been given the opportunity to vote out even after living in Spain for the last 25 years I would have voted out.

Why? not for any selfish reasons like cheap flights and promenades but because of the total loss of self determination.

As to going back to the post war poverty I seem to remember that things where not to bad pre EEC and if you are correct and  we where poor we had all those different varieties of apples, yes the first grant from the EEC was to grubb out all our native apples so that we could buy the same size, same color & same taste(cardboard) French crap, today UK farmers are paid grants not to produce so that Spanish goat herders(not the correct term because the goats do not see the light of day and are fed on subsidised animal feed)150 goats giving a net monthly income of circa 2,500 euro per month. Add to this the milk they produce is then shipped to France (another subsidy) where it is turned into cheese and possibly re shipped to Spain.

Incidentally I have had a successful business here and also intend to spend the rest of my life here, which I susspect will be under the same conditions that we lived here pre EEC.  

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