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The Conservatives want to be seen to have regained control of immigration - this is said to be May's personal bottom line.
Brexit means Little-Englandness. A part of this -- by no means all of it -- is being, at a minimum, suspicious of foreigners.
It's not a new observation that being an island nation is a defining characteristic. If you live anywhere near a land border, intuitively you know that there's nothing all that extraordinary about being a foreigner.
I fear that most of those who voted Brexit don't like the Irish, nor even the Scots or the Welsh, come to that. Perhaps it will do the English psyche good to establish some land borders in Great Britain.
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
Those Brits who were/are against Brexit are doing their nut here because they don't know the implications for public health benefits or the Sterling exchange rate. Most are on pensions and don't have a lot to spare and couldn't afford to move back.
A lot also don't have Spanish residency even though they have lived here for years. So they don't know the implications of becoming tax resident, or how Brexit might effect non-resident property taxes.
Of course some also voted for Brexit because there are "too many immigrants in the UK" - read brown people in England. They see themselves as expats, not immigrants to Spain. The difference is apparently a matter of skin colour, because few of them work in Spain. They have my sympathies. NOT.
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