‘WE’LL MEET AGAIN’
Bangers and mash, pints of beer, an EU vs Brits tug-of-war and renditions of “Don’t Leave me This Way” and “We’ll Meet Again” – UK expats in Spain marked Britain’s departure from the European Union in true British style.
Although many are unhappy at the decision to leave, with some facing residency and other bureaucratic problems, Brits at the Bar Allioli in Jimera de Libar decided to make the best of a bad job and throw a leaving party.
The tongue-in-cheek celebration featured a menu of all British favourites such as fish and chips and beans on toast.
“While most of us are not altogether happy about the whole thing, we might as well celebrate in a fashion and enjoy ourselves,” said Paul Darwent, a 65-year-old Brit who runs the bar in the Andalusian mountains.
“The reality is it is going to create a lot of problems for us all,” added Darwent, who has lived in Spain for over two decades, in a reference to Britain’s completion of its divorce from the European Union (EU) on December 31.
Around 370,000 Brits are registered as living in Spain — more than in any other EU country — and thousands more are believed to be settled in the country without ever having notified the authorities.
Source: The Sun