In Limbo testimonies

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

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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Ben’s Story

I doubt Brexit will have a significant impact on my material life. But in the extreme case of a hard Brexit, where bargaining-chip tactics prevail and then go awry, I could be forced to close my consulting business here, leave my three French kids and my French girlfriend.

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A.P.M.’s Story

I reported this incident back in July 2016 about being racially victimised due to the Brexit vote. It happened in Stratford, East London.

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A.M.’s Story

I’ve been in the UK for the most part since 1984 which I gave as entry date because that’s when my National Insurance was issued. I’ve never been out of the country for more than two years. Like many others, I never thought it necessary to apply for anything such as ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) and the idea of the UK leaving the EU never crossed my mind. I’d heard about the automatic right to Permanent Residency (PR) after five years and thought all you had to do was to live here.

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