In this post, Karen talks about her reflections on questions of whether UK citizens who have made their homes and lives in Spain feel reassured and the disconcerting caveat ‘nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’.
Brexit Brits Abroad
In this post, Karen responds to some of the areas of concern raised by the UK citizens in Spain she has been speaking to reflecting on the question of what the draft withdrawal agreement means for them.
In this long read, Michaela, Chantelle and Katherine reflect on what the debate about the overseas electors bill tells us about how UK citizens living overseas are understood and imagined by parliamentarians.
Take a listen to Episode 19 of the Brexit Brits Abroad podcast, in which Dr Michaela Benson and Chantelle Lewis discuss who cares about UK citizens living in the EU27.
Read Dr Michaela Benson and Chantelle Lewis’ analysis of the Overseas Electors’ Bill 2017-2019. In this article for UK in a Changing Europe, they address what the vote for life means for British democracy and electoral representation.
Last week, the second reading of the Overseas’ Electors Bill 2017-2019 was held in the House of Commons. You can watch a full recording of the discussion.
In this long read blogpost, Chantelle reflects talking Brexit with UK citizens of colour who have made their homes and lives in the EU27, building on her ambition to highlight the diversity of this UK citizen population and revealing how these conversations prompt reflections on what it means to be British and how this intersects with processes of racialisation at home and abroad.
In Episode 18 of our podcast series, Michaela speaks with Chantelle Lewis about UK citizens of colour who have made their homes and lives in the EU27 and how Brexit for them intersects with longer personal histories of racism and exclusion.
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In this episode, Michaela talks with Karen about her paper from the early 2000s that identified the contradictory ways in which Britons in Spain related to their new place of residence and the Spanish population. Episode 17 considers the ambivalence of the British and Britain towards Europe both historically, and today.