|● Nigel Farage on Talk Radio Europe - click to hear|
About two million Brits live, work, study or are retired in other EU countries. Over 800,000 of them are estimated to reside in Spain alone; over one million if you include those who sojourn there for just part of each year.
The numbers might now be higher, as the latest estimates* were published in 2010. In addition, many tens of thousands of British own second homes right across the European Union – over 140,000 estimated to be in Spain and Italy.
Understandably, these British expatriates are concerned about what will happen to them, and their homes abroad, if Britain leaves the European Union. ‘Expat Forums’ are replete with anxious postings about just this subject.
This month Nigel Farage, leader of the anti-EU UKIP party, was interviewed by Talk Radio Europe, which is based in Spain and broadcasts in English to British expats living there.