British expats worry Brexit will cloud their sunny lifestyle

Britain and the world await the results of the 'Brexit' vote. Member of the European Parliament, Daniel Hannan, goes 'On the Record'


Hundreds of thousands of British expatriates living in Spain awoke to the news of a Brexit victory with a mixture of shock and joy.

About a million Britons live all, or part of the time, in Spain and most were expected to support the Leave campaign, though Brexit has proved a divisive issue; many who live and work there were dismayed today.

Johnnie Langton, who is originally from Newcastle and owner of Johnnie’s Bar, a tourist bar in Benalmádena on the Costa del Sol, said: “This is really bad news, I can’t believe they have really done it. It is going to have an immediate effect on British people like me who have a UK pension but live in Spain after the pound fell.

“For anyone coming here as a tourist the price of a beer has gone up, renting a holiday apartment has suddenly become more dear. Longer term, I don’t know how it is going to affect people’s ability to work here and their access to health care.”

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