What are the reciprocal deals being discussed between London and the EU regarding the post-Brexit situation and rights of expatriates? It appears that we have been put on the back burner. Granted, Westminster is all of a flutter at the moment with splits in the Tory party over how to proceed and Labour using it as good cannon fodder to attack the government.

It already appears that British residents will lose their right to vote in municipal elections once the UK breaks away, but what about all the other more important issues such as health care, permission to work and the freedom of movement? Looking at the bigger picture, on the scale of things I guess expatriates do not figure too high on the Brexit agenda, but Britons working and living in the EU should not be totally ignored.

Perhaps, with Brexit just around the corner, the government could place one of its members in charge of expatriate affairs. It is something expatriates have been calling for in the past. In France they have an MP for French nationals living overseas, so perhaps now is the time for Britons living in the EU and overseas in general to have representation in Westminster.

No one appears to be 100 per cent sure as to where expatriates are going to stand after Brexit but it would be comforting to know that there is someone in Westminster officially fighting the corner for Britons living abroad during the Brexit process.

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Henry James / Hace over 3 years

"Expatriate"? You are immigrants to Majorca and the rest of Spain,just like everybody else that leaves the country of their birth,for what ever reason so don't expect special treatment when you chose to leave,for what ever reason.

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TG / Hace over 3 years

Can’t see it making any difference, the EU Super state is beginning to fall apart anyway. They certainly won’t treat ex pats better than the UK government does.

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Palmadave / Hace over 3 years

UK Government needs to act on behalf of the majority firs,t then consider the minorities such as so called ex' pats.

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Mariner / Hace over 3 years

NOBODY in Westminster gives a single thought to the millions of UK expat citizens. The expats in Spain might do best to decide if they take Spanish citizenship or they return to live in the UK,

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Henry James / Hace over 3 years

You will just have to wait and see what happens,like the rest of us.

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