It does seems rather amazing that, fourteen months after the EU referendum, British citizens are still in the dark about their future status. The British ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, gives an update on the negotiations which are taking place with the EU and the reciprocal deal which has been suggested (which basically means that our rights will remain the same post-Brexit). But obviously this deal has still not been agreed and we are still very much in the dark.

The EU is not that impressed with the deal Britain has presented. This uncertainty over our future status is causing much concern and you would have thought that the British government and the EU would have acted with some speed to reach a deal. It is going to take months if not years for a deal to be agreed and of course this will mean that many Britons are going to have second thoughts about moving to Spain. This is a great pity.

As I have said in this space before, eastern Europeans who have been living and working in London are now heading for the Balearics because they are concerned about their status post-Brexit. I am concerned that the talks with the EU are going to end without accord which could lead to a hard Brexit that would be an absolute disaster. Unfortunately, there is going to be much uncertainty in the coming months, and we are in the frontline.