For the majority of British residents in Spain, the referendum result was a big shock. Let us remember that thanks to Britain’s EU membership we enjoy certain privilages in Spain - from the vote in local elections to "non-work permit status." Since the referendum result things have started to settle down, leaving some to come to the conclusion that the result will not really affect us. I am afraid to say that this is not the case. Britain hasn’t even started negotiating yet and if anyone believes that they will enjoy the same status as they have now, they are sadly mistaken.