By Euro Weekly News Media • 21 May 2017 • 11:31
THE Spanish government is to create a ‘Brexit Task Force’ with 15 extra members of staff to respond to the ‘growing concerns’ of Spanish people and businesses in the UK.
The workers will provide support and advice for Spanish citizens in the United Kingdom ahead of the country’s exit from the European Union.
The task force will be based at the Spanish embassy in London and also support the Spanish consulates in the city and Edinburgh.
There are currently 131,000 Spaniards registered at the consulates in London and Edinburgh, but calculations suggest that the total number of residents is at least double that figure.
Representatives of the group Surviving Brexit have already met with the Spanish ambassador and Luz Villarrubia, the co-founder of the group said, “This is very good news. There is a great need for this because there is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety among Spaniards in the United Kingdom.”
The current plan is for the service to be in place for three years: the two years that the Brexit negotiations will last, plus another year for the implementation of the results of the negotiation.
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I think it maybe is as important for us “ordinary Brits” to GIVE as it is to be waiting around seeing what anyone is going to do for us … maybe it’s more important.
I’m going to write to the Spanish Embassy in London to say that if they are compiling a list of Brits willing to add our voices in support of what the Embassy is doing for the Spanish in Britain, THEN PLEASE TO ADD MY NAME TO THAT LIST so that La May and Wild-Haired Boris can maybe be helped to understand that the future of the Spanish in UK Ã¢ÂÂ health service and so much else Ã¢ÂÂ is hugely important to those of us who actually live among the Spanish and have Spanish friends.
OK … I think I’ll repeat myself: I think it maybe is as important for us “ordinary Brits” to GIVE as it is to be waiting around seeing what anyone is going to do for us … maybe it’s more important.
John in Estepona
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