If Britain pulls out of the European Union, the people who will be directly affected will be us, expats living on the European continent. Why? Because we could lose many of the benefits we enjoy at the moment which range from not needing a work permit to discounted travel to the mainland and around the islands. I say "could" because it is still unclear, but in the worst-case scenario that Britain leaves the European Union and decides to tear up many of the European treaties it originally signed, then our lives in Spain will be significantly changed. But has anyone in the British government actually thought of this? Will the opinions and views of expats be taken into account? I sincerely doubt it. British expats will be able to vote in the referendum but only if they have lived outside Britain for under 15 years. I would say that all British expats should be given the vote because after all it is a major decision which could change Britain dramatically. It is another classic example of British expats being discriminated against simply because they do not live in Britain. I suspect that many Britons would consider taking up Spanish nationality if Britain did leave the European Union and they were faced with having to secure a work permit. There are many dangers from a British pullout of the European Union. I do not think it is a good idea but my view is not wanted by the British government because I have lived outside Britain for more than 15 years. A big shame.
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