Feb. 9th, 2017

Worry

Feb. 9th, 2017 11:40 am
smokingboot: (anger)
It's not good: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/08/mps-reject-brexit-bill-amendment-to-protect-eu-citizens-in-uk#comments

While I am worried about the movement of the far right in the UK, at the moment I am thinking of my mum. She was born in Spain, married Dad so is a GB citizen,has gone back to Spain in retirement. I don't know if she has taken up Spanish citizenship again. Paperwork is not her thing, and she is quite ill so there's no way of telling.

What happens if she has to come back here? She's never going to get on a plane again if she can help it, I know that. What happens if they stop her pension out there? It's already buying her less food, because of the drop in the value of the pound.That may not be so bad for Mum because she eats like a bird anyway, but choice and necessity are very different. I actually feel a bit sick.

Maybe it will be all right. I know the thing to do is chill and wait, that it will somehow make sense, that the government is not mad yet, and some agreement will undoubtedly be reached. I cannot express how angry I am with Brexit and all this malarky. How dare anyone jeopardise my mother's rights, after she worked here so long and hard, healing people and faithfully paying her taxes?

But I must not get angry yet, I must stay calm and see what transpires. The best I can do is make contingency plans. Unfortunately my mind is a blank, and I have no idea what plans to make.

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