Víctor Vargas Llamas
Lunes, 09/09/2019 | Actualizada 10/09/2019 – 13:43
Few more authorized voices to speak of the brexit shed than those of those who will suffer the most. And yet the British who have been living in one of the EU countries for years are the only ones who have not been asked about the future link between their country and the European Union. “Neither those 1.3 million Britons nor the 3.2 million Europeans residing in Britain,” insists Rebecca Warden, a journalist who has been residing in Spain since 1994. That is why it has been one of the drivers of a modest concentration in Barcelona called by Bremain in Spain (a pun between Brexit and staying in Spain), in which about 80 people have not fainted no matter how much they feel.
“They don’t think of us, they don’t listen to us … We feel the forgotten Britons, we are very frustrated, as Europeans are feeling in the UK, but we are not going to give up,” Helen laments. They have decided to go out to the street in the face of the latest events in British political life. “The decisions of the president, Boris Johnson, his will to muzzle Parliament and the other events in British politics are leading the path of populism, which is a dangerous path that can end even in fascism,” she adds.
“I don’t recognize my country,” explains Nicola Edge with her Catalan boyfriend. “My family is very scared, even stocking up necessities because of the real fear of shortages in weeks and even days,” she adds. Edge calls on Jeremy Corbyn, the Labor leader, to make a firmer decision, without lukewarmness. A recurring impression on the rails of the demonstration, where banners of unconditional love for Europe are mixed with a good number of UE flags.
“We are many Britons concerned about our status here. We have business, school children, our lives … 80% are working, we are not just retired enjoying the weather on the Costa del Sol,” summarizes Warden. And he trembles after verifying that the future of the country is in the hands of Johnson, “who lies like a Cossack,” backed by his flight from Europe by Donald Trump. “It’s totally depressing,” ditch.
Tourism in Spain
More optimism is collected among the Spanish Government, which considers being “prepared.” This was stated by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, María Reyes Maroto. In a meeting with the media at the Spanish Embassy in the United Kingdom, Maroto said that the Government is “realistic” and “cautious” in the face of a possible abrupt divorce, at a time when “everything is open”, while she stressed that the Government has put Brexit as a “priority” in its agenda.