Britain appears a very distant land at the moment and fellow expats all admit that they are slightly bemused by the whole affair. When you talk about the European Union referendum they always end their comments with the words "I am so glad that I don´t live there". And I agree. I say this with a heavy heart but in some ways I am glad that I do not have the vote in the referendum, because I have lived outside Britain for more than 15 years. I am totally perplexed by the whole situation. I don´t want the vote because I don't understand the issue.