Worried about Brexit?

COS Brexit SurveyThis question has nothing to do with whether you are in favour or not, but rather how you feel it is going to affect your living here or holiday-home stays.

The reason for the question is because we have been contacted by Radio Salobreña, who wish to cover this subject, and as we are a well known English-language news magazine on the Costa Tropical, then we could tap into just how people feel about it for them, hopefully. Of course, it depends upon your; the readers,’ responding.

Unfortunately, there is a time factor, so we would ask our readers to leave their views at the foot of this article, or on our facebook page, before this Thursday.

So, for a change, we don’t want to give the news – we want to listen to what you have to say.

We only need a a sentence or two from as many British readers as possible. Just tell us about your questions, feelings and worries, about your work, your kids’ schooling, public health coverage etc.

(News: Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  11 comments for “Worried about Brexit?

  1. Fred James
    October 7, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    For those of you with holiday homes who tend to spend the winter there, be aware that after Brexit – irrespective of no deal or deal, the Schengen area rules will only allow you to spend 90 days in the Schengen area in any 180 day period. Basically 3 months on, three months off. That will affect a huge number of non residents. No more 6 months of Spanish golf in the winter.

  2. Richard Stephenson
    October 5, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    @Chris.Sewell – please elaborate which “shackles” we are casting aside?

    I am surprised that there are still people who still believe this nonsense!

    We were told that the UK would “take back control” of its laws. The Supreme Court decision which confirmed that Prime Minister broke UK law proved that we were 100% in control of our legal system…of dear, that proved to be a lie.

    The UK was promised “The free trade agreement that we will have to do with the European Union should be one of the easiest in human history”… oh dear, that proved to be a lie.

    Jacob Rees-Mogg said: “The UK will be a better destination for investors once we have left the EU “….. so why has he moved his hedge fund business to Dublin after the referendum?

    Where is the £350m PER WEEK for the NHS that we were promised???

    Yes, the UK does contribute £13.2bn to the EU budget but in return receives access to £250bn of tariff-free trade with the EU.

    An what of a no-deal Brexit on WTO terms? What does WTO mean? It means that importers of fresh produce will have to pay under WTO terms: 10% on broccoli, 14% on chicken, 56% on beef and 70% on fresh milk. Do you get the picture? The UK are net importers of all of these. THIS IS UNAVOIDABLE. What does That mean for prices do you think? …..but I guess we will be free of our “shackles”. Remember, Farage, Johnson, Rees-Moog et al… they are all multi-millionaires. It won’t affect them.

    Anyway @Chris.Sewell, I hope you continue to enjoy your holidays in Velez De Benaudalla with tanking pound!

    But remember, we will be free of the “shackles”……oh dear

  3. Chris.Sewell
    September 19, 2019 at 8:07 am

    My wife and myself are fortunate to own a holiday home in Velez De Benaudalla and have done so for the past 14 years. During this time we have had some wonderful holidays and made to feel extremely welcome by all residents within the village, and in general by the Spanish people as a whole.
    We don’t believe that by exiting the EU will damage our lifestyles but will in fact have a positive impact. We believe that our relationship with Europe will go from strength to strength once we have cast aside the shackles.
    We are still both in full time employment and pay our taxes at both home and abroad. We are fortunate not to have to rely on pensions from the UK and the impact that this is having on incomes for UK expats residing permanently in Spain.
    We just hope that the government abides by the referendum result and deliver’s Brexit. This is what the people voted in our democratic country.

  4. robert watson
    September 18, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Utter madness to leave,we were told a pack of lies by the leave campaign.The biggest worry for us as a family is the reciprical health care, as my wife has an ongoing ,and untreatable health care issues.Also as a pensioner my income has reduced by around 20% since the vote.I am ashamed to be British now,we are being g made a laughing stock by those in power in Westminster.

  5. S. Ward
    September 17, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    In answer to the question: yes! As a EU national (dual nationality British and German), married to a Brit I am extremely worried about Brexit, to the point of having sleepless nights. Our family may be split in half if my husband is unable to remain in Spain after Brexit. Then there is the exchange rate, as the pound keeps nose diving. And don’t get me started on the increasing racism that emerges in the UK, even affecting our children. Britain is disgracing itself! We consider ourselves European and the farce of Brexit just makes us embarrassed to be British – and all the more relieved to be living in an open country such as Spain.

  6. E. Richardson
    September 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I feel that leaving the EU is taking a step backwards. We live in a world where it is increasingly clear our actions have consequences (environmental and otherwise) and that we thrive not as insular individuals but in inclusive, just communities. To leave the EU, despite its flaws, is short-sighted, financially damaging and worrying for those of us who have made our home here in Spain.

  7. David Milner
    September 17, 2019 at 11:36 am

    My wife & i are resident here in Spain & will continue to be Brexit or not. We are UK pensioners. The bi lateral health arrangements were in place before the EU & will be the same after Brexit providing there is a not a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
    I find it annoying that the vote to leave was very marginal & was pushed through with blatant lies by the Leave Campaign. Many people are regretting their vote to leave but no-one made them vote the way they did. Corrupt Politicians as usual.

  8. Malcolm Franke
    September 17, 2019 at 11:06 am

    One important consideration is healthcare. A hard Brexit means no EHIC card. Travellers with pre-existing conditions will have difficulty getting private insurance and treatment at the Salud. This is a huge worry for most UK residents. Then there are pensions. The pound is rapidly dropping in value and we have see a 20% fall in our income. The UK government have not even guaranteed the increase in our state pensions. Like everything in the UK we are shortchanged while millionaires bet against the pound and voters adore them and elect them to dole out more punishment!

  9. Malcolm Franke
    September 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Total madness. I remember how bad things were before we joined the EU. We have made so much progress and our businesses have benefited enormously from being part of the largest free trade area in the world with a further 60 non EU countries having trade deals with us through the EU. Now we are facing WTO tariffs with no vote or say in the rules. It is crazy, and all based on lies. The EU Anti Money Laundering & Tax Avoidance law has come into effect and our millionaires are desperate to get us out because of the secret bank accounts in British tax havens. As for my family, I feel so sorry for our grandchildren and children who will lose their rights to live, work and study anywhere on this wonderful continent. Spain is my permanent home. I pay my taxes here and in the UK, but I am English & European. We will end up rejoining when the chickens come home to roost.

  10. Mr B Davis
    September 17, 2019 at 9:55 am

    My wife and think leaving the EU is right for the UK. We have a house in Velez de Benaudalla and we love spending extended periods of time here enjoying the “Costa Tropical” lifestyle. If we leave the EU we will still be able to travel freely to Spain. We will be as welcome as we are now. Banking arrangements etc. between the UK and Spain will work as well as they do now.

  11. Paul Clulow
    September 17, 2019 at 9:30 am

    My partner Sue, and I think leaving the EU is utter madness. We have a small holiday home in Salobrena and we love spending extended periods of time there enjoying the ‘Costa Tropical’ lifestyle. If we leave the EU will we still be able to travel freely to Spain? Will we still be as welcome as we feel now? Will banking arrangements between the UK and Spain work as well as they do now?

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