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.


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Ken Scamp / Hace over 4 years

Well said MelB. you are right that nobody knows, But JM and the Remoaners do no good by predicting the worst. This is a great opportunity for the UK to free ourselves from the corrupt EU and fend for ourselves. You will already have seen that many Countries cant wait to trade with us. BMW are to make the Electric Mini in the UK, employment is at a record high, and we are not sinking to disaster as predicted by Project Fear. They were wrong then and they are wrong now.


MelB / Hace over 4 years

I see JM has voted against my comment!!!!


MelB / Hace over 4 years

Pontificating again about Brexit. You know that a hard Brexit will be a disaster- how? The answer is you don't know. Once free of the bureaucratic shackles of a bankrupt, corrupt regime it seems reasonable that the U.K. will flourish by being able to trade worldwide, concentrating on the things it does best. Obviously only time will tell but until then try to be balanced in your approach. Your fixation on the negative is doing you no favors.


Henry James / Hace over 4 years

I would have thought that the lowest rate ever of euros for pounds would be a major factor in influencing people not to move to anywhere in the euro zone and a major factor in people moving out of the euro zone,


S. / Hace over 4 years

Many Ex Pats have already left Mallorca, as the Spanish/Baleares people are leaving the UK. Resolving Brexit inside 2 Years, does not seem possible. There is still the possibility of another Referendum, and a UK General Election , before the deals with the EU. Recently The PM announced that those EU Immigrants already in the UK were to be safe in their domicile .I still feel that the whole concept of the so termed ' BREXIT ' is a complete mess.