In Limbo testimonies

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

Yasmin’s Story

My mother was born in the UK. My grandparents, however, were from Spain.
My story began when my British (with Spanish heritage) mother married my father, who’s originally from Iraq, and had me in 1991…

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Symon’s Story

I am British, born and bred. I am married to a British wife and have a young daughter. I grew up in London in the 1980s and 1990s. I saw first-hand the issues regarding race tensions and the campaign of terror of the IRA – and lost a serving friend to them. I never gave in to hatred for anyone…

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Susi’s Story

In 2001 I ended up in the UK after meeting a wonderful British man in India. We were in love and I ended up staying. The beautiful southern coast became our base and home and from there I spread my wings and travelled the world…

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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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