In Limbo testimonies

The following testimonies were submitted for “In Limbo” although not published and their authors acknowledged in the book.

Sarah’s Story

I am British born and bred, from Lancastrians who came to London in the 1950s to work. We were not a wealthy family…

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O.P.’s Story

To date the result of the Brexit vote has not affected me. Even in the lead-up, in the midst of the Remain and Leave campaigns, I did not experience any negative situations. This may be due to the fact I am based in London, a city traditionally open to and founded by foreigners: the Romans.

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Natalia’s Story

My name is Natalia and I am Spanish. In 2009 I sold my flat in Spain and I got an important amount of money for it. Tired of my life in 2010, I left my job, sold almost all my furniture, and put the rest of my belongings in a van. I took the Ferry and I moved to London.

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Monika’s Story

Quite frankly, I feel betrayed. Over 25 years of paying taxes and NI contributions in this country, and now I might not even be entitled to a pension.
I fear for the future of my daughter, who came to the UK at the age of 9 and graduated here…

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Marta’s Story

When I came to the UK for the first time in July 2002, I meant to stay for a three weeks’ holiday but fell in love there with a boy from my home town that I’d known for years as just a friend…

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M.S.’s Story

I arrived in UK in September 2011 with my ex husband and six kids. My dream was to have a better life for my children…

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Caroline’s Story

I have worked both in France and Spain on short term contracts. I have never had any issues in any of these countries, but perhaps that is because I am passionate about languages and culture, desperate to learn about history and the area I live in. I am a curious person and I have always left a place with more friends than I started out with.

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C.’s Story

I left my country in 2013 to start a new chapter of my life in London. I was escaping from my home country’s narrow-minded and toxic culture, which never truly allowed me to explore my own self and be fulfilled in my personal and working life. I was looking forward to working hard in order to finally pursue my dreams.

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