Safeguard your Healthcare.

After leaving the EU, nothing will change regarding our existing Healthcare for 2 yrs, or so
we've been told.
After 2 yrs it's a guess as to what can happen. We might not even be entitled to emergency healthcare via the EHIC card.
To raise awareness of the situation, there is a petition on line, that I ask everyone to take a look at and sign.
It simply asks " that on Brexit, British ex-pats should retain their rights to Healthcare within the EU"

Thank you.
Become a Spanish citizen!
To become a Spanish citizen you have to have lived in Spain for at least 11 years. And do tests in Spanish and answer questions about different things in Spain.

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2016-08-13 10:02:58 UTC

Just wait and see. Maybe everything will be as it is. The UK may never actually leave the European Union.

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2016-08-17 11:32:56 UTC

I suspect that a 2nd referendum will take place in 2019. The referendum will be choices of what negotiations were agreed. I further expect it will be further delayed until 2020 & after the general election. Labour & the Lib Dems manifesto will not invoke article 50 - Tories manifesto will implement results of the 2nd referendum.

Commented Rod in La Marina 2016-08-26 17:50:51 UTC

I do not think there will be choises. Just accept it as it is or leave. Why do you think there will be special rules for the U.K?

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2016-08-27 20:24:58 UTC

By choices I mean the government will come out & say something along the lines of " We've completed negotiations and here are the choices the public now need to decide".

There'll probably be 3 or 4 more focused questions put to a 2nd referendum as opposed to a just remain / leave vote.

Considering how dividing & close the referendum was, the government have to try & appease the majority - there's only 1 way that they can hope to bring back unity, which is a 2nd referendum which with more focused questions should bring about a wider majority of indifference - one way or the other.

That is just my opinion of course, one thing for sure is that there's a lot more to play out yet, which is why months on article 50 still hasn't been invoked.

Currently the government are awaiting the results of the French & German elections in 2017, the results of these elections may provide them with more leverage for the negotiations - equally they may not, nevertheless they need to know the results of these elections.

I suspect this will then play out to 2019 - we'll probably know at this time the final negotiation terms that are available should we invoke article 50. As the UK's general election is 2020 I suspect that invoking article 50 will be delayed until post general election results. Each party will draw up their manifesto largely venturing on EU membership. I suspect the Tories will offer a 2nd referendum,Labour & Lib Dem will not invoke article 50.

The alternative to this is of course that parliament vote on the terms of the negotiations without a 2nd referendum, which lets not forget 85% of MP's across all parties voted to remain.

Nothing is never as it seems when it comes to politics.

Commented Rod in La Marina 2016-08-28 08:33:10 UTC

Britain will not be given access to Europe's single market without accepting freedom of movement rules.
That is the main reason for no Brexit!

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2016-08-29 18:10:14 UTC

You are right reindeer keeper.

Also one to watch out for is the outcome of the French & German elections in 2017, which will determine what we can or cannot negotiate with the EU.

Right wing parties are making ground in both France & Germany of whom are wanting control of immigration. If they get into power then I expect radical reform to the EU regarding free movement of people. Hence, making the UK's negotiations to retain access to the single market & controlling immigration more likely to succeed.

If on the other hand they don't get in, then the UK's negotiations are far more challenging & probably not possible to have the cake and eat it.

By and large the French & German elections in 2017 are being seen across the EU as acceptance of freedom of movement or not.

It'll be interesting how it all pans out.

Commented Rod in La Marina 2016-08-29 20:04:46 UTC

Yes Rod,
extreme right wing parties in many countries are trying to stop immigration, refugees, from countries outside the EU. But not the free movement of EU citizens within the Union. There are some parties who are trying to stop all immigration but they are in minority.
Immigration from countries outside the EU is a question for the UN. The refugee convention.

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2016-08-30 11:03:02 UTC

They can stop those from outside the EU of course, well in theory. But they are talking here of inward migration from other EU countries - one of the founding principles of the EU.

That's why I reckon the French & German election results will be quite interesting and will set the course for the Brexit negotiations.

Commented Rod in La Marina 2016-08-30 15:45:02 UTC

Who came up with that rubbish?

Commented Maz in La Marina 2016-10-07 17:55:30 UTC

Thank you for your comment. Very constructive.

Commented harrykarry0 in La Marina 2016-10-08 20:34:34 UTC

No doubt the French and German elections will be held with all sides agreeing not to give in to those nasty Brits.

Commented chalkie in Quesada 2016-10-12 18:33:17 UTC