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Marlies Haselton @HaseltonMarlies
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As an Eu citizen I’ve been through a rocky 18 months. I went from just being a Dutch woman married to a Brit living my life in the UK as part of the furniture, to being shocked & baffled by a referendum in which I had no voice, to... 1/5 #InLimboBrexit #FBPE
...discovering I couldn’t secure a Permanent Residency in order to gain British citizenship, to realising I just had to wait till politicians would stop using me as bargaining chip and guarantee my existing rights, which they didn’t, ... 2/5 #the3million #brexit @theresa_may
to internalising an avalanche of anti immigrant rhetoric in the media to hearing on social media I wasn’t integrated because I never become British and I should go back etc. but mostly people saying it’s not me, it’s the other immigrants; I have nothing to worry about... 3/5
to finding out that Settled Status is HMG’s idea of security, to realising it’s very thin on details and I’m still in the dark about if I qualify for it or not for the same reasons I don’t qualify for PR to resigning to another year in limbo... 4/5
So, forgive me for being a bit pessimistic and sceptical and anxious and angry and sometimes even unreasonable, I’m only human... 5/5 PS: buy the book InLimbo, full of stories of ordinary people like me touched by the madness of #Brexit @InLimboBrexit #FBPE
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